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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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1,041 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 24
Gots: 117 | 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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Photo of rusty3335
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light golden color, thin white head that stays a little while, decent carbonation

S: Citrus hops in addition to other hops, touch of earthy malts

T: Hops up front, sweet and citrusy, good bitterness middle to end

M: Light, almost medium-bodied, light carbonation, thin

O: Decent, above average IPA, but lots of choices and competition in this beer style

Photo of PirateBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of VaterRoss
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into tumbler, no BB

Pours a clear yellow/orange with a good sized and very frothy head, very light color. Smell is very malty for an IPA, good amount of hops that don't assert themselves too strongly. Only negative to the smell is a just barely detectable hint of light funk mixed with staleness. Taste is hoppy and malty, malt is very chill and English like, almost reminds me of a british ale. Hops are quite floral. A good amount of alcohol comes out despite the low abv. Mouthfeel is medium body, medium carb (on the high side of medium).

Interesting IPA, tastes more like a BIPA. Prominent mellow malt and floral hops. Smell is also a bit weak. Above average beer. Easy to drink and very chill and mellow for an IPA.

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of poppyjohn
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of livingtodie
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale yellow with minor hints of copper. Rather clear but a bit of clouding. Pouts a nice finger of fluffy head that lingers well and leaves fair amount of sheets of lacing.

S: Nothing too overwhelming here, nice hoppy smell with a bit of roasted/smokey malts.

T: Seems to be a lighter IPA, nice grapefruit citrus note upfront. Good piney hops come through with a very mild bitterness to them.

M: Very light bodied with decvent carbonation. Was very crisp and light with very minimal bitterness to this.

O: Very light IPA, for those who may not be a fan of this style, this would be a good step into the wonderful world of bittnerss! Nothing overpowering but still a solid beer.

Photo of TrojanWheels
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of gkunkle
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of nmeiborg
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Huffaroma
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of atone315
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Mike22
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance great golden color, looks crisp and vivid

Smell- Nice sweet citrus with honey floral

Taste very similar to how it smells. Nice citrus without being overpowering, also nice hop structure

mouthfeel is smooth full and nice. Great water seems to give it great structure to this beer.

Photo of Jparker37
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. No easy to read dating.

A - Straw yellow or lighter in color. Big white bubbles that quickly dissipate to a small lingering trace of foam. No lacing to be found.

S - Almost all pine in the nose, maybe a trace of some lemony hops. Light malty sweetness is traceable.

T - Even though its very light in color, it has a nice clean maltiness to it. No real distinct hop flavors but a nice light bitter finish. A little on the malty side.

M - Light bodied and low carbonation. Dry and crisp finish.

O - A nice change of pace from the big and balanced hoppy/malty IPAs that are easy to find. I found this pleasant and sessionable for a hot summer day.

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of chuckgfk
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of tobin999
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pale golden with fizzy white head. carbonation streaming up the glass.

Smell: floral tropical hops decent malt backbone

Taste surprisingly sweet great floral green grass flavor.

Mouthfeel: pretty light with a fair amount of carbonation

Overall: very drinkable i would probably like this more in the summer months. I will most likely be revisiting this brew.

Photo of towlea25
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of timtwoface
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was really surprised at how much I liked this beer, especially for the price I paid for a bomber-size bottle.

Very crisp, nicely hopped, but not overly so - I would definitely recommend this brew to someone looking for an IPA that also at the same time doesn't want to be blown away by hop-bombs.

Check it out! I intend to again, and soon!

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of rlee1390
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear orange, two finger head with some lacing

S-Nice citrus, hops are present.

T-Citrus tones with mild bitterness. Sweet but not outstanding.

M-Light bodied with little carbonation.

O-A pleasant IPA, nothing stands out as great. Was a gift from family who went on an Alaskan cruise. Worth the try.

Photo of wibrewer
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of weerezboy
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.