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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPAAlaskan Icy Bay IPA

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1,051 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,051
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 26
Gots: 124 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zacharius on 03-26-2005

Alaskan IPA is honey gold in color with a fruity, citrus aroma. An enticing blend of hops and our dry hopping process, in which hops are added directly to tanks during fermentation, give this brew a very intense, complex aromatic character with a refreshing hop finish.
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Ratings: 1,051 | Reviews: 366
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Beer pours a perfect golden orange body with a thick white head that quickly fades a leaves a tiny bit of lace on the glass.

S: There is a strong amount of malt when I take a big whiff. There is a tiny bit of hops, which is sad because I love my IPAs to have a strong hop scent.

T: This beer for sure has nice flavor and is enjoyable, but not really an IPA type flavor. I prefer my IPAs to have a strong hop forward flavor, but this one to me is more of a malt flavor beer. There is a nice hop bitterness with a nice earthy flavor, but it really is just a basic IPA.

M: This has a perfect full body and gives me a nice mouthfeel. There is a nice amount of crispness on the tip of the tongue and all across the tongue as it goes down. It also has a nice full felling as it goes down

O: This is a solid cheap beer. I got it for 6 dollars a 6 pack and well worth it. There are a few things that I would change about the beer, but all around it is solid.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a surprisingly light amber, touching on gold. Head settles to a thin film. Lacings are scattered.

Super fresh aroma. Loads of citrus fruits without with a welcome bit of sweetness.

Clean biscuity malt up front. Big juicy hops take over with a nice bit of zing. Bitterness os soft and not resinous in the least.

This is a really nice sessionable IPA, bordering on an APA. Would happily try again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Light Rust/Orange with a 1 finger head with a moderately hazy appearance. It looks alot more like an American or Belgian Pale Ale than an IPA.

Smell - Piney Hops, Yeasts, Caramel, and Malts. It's fairly malty due to it's sweetness, but there's also some hoppiness in there too

Taste - Piney Hops, Caramel, Malts, and Yeasts. Hops are not as strong as they are in a normal IPA. There is, however, a rather strong resin aftertaste in the flavor.

Mouthfeel - The body is light along with the carbonation. It's got a rather crisp feel but not quite refreshing

Overall - It's got a good taste and it's crisp. It's not perfect but you can't go wrong with it either

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was on tap at a local pizza shop. The poured a nice amber color with a small head which left a nice lacing on the cup during every sip. The smells were of nice hops and caramel. The feel was medium with a nice little hop resin. The taste was good nice amount of hops along with caramel.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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