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Ice Fog IPA - Yukon Brewing Company

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Ice Fog IPAIce Fog IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company visit their website
Yukon, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: biegaman on 05-25-2009)
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Perfectly clear light brown. Head is two fingers but falls flat fast. Minimal lacing.
S- Smell is floral and just a touch of citrus. There is a touch of pale malt and sweetness. But it more muted than it should be, even for an English style.
T- Good floral flavors.There is just a hint of orange juice that slips in there. Malt lightness balances it out, a bit too much.
M- Light-medium body, crisp carbonation.
O- It's a fine English IPA, but I would like a bit more hops. The whole thing stays too muted. Easy drinking though.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 02:08:14 | More by jsprain1
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average golden, yellow color, thin white head, a few carbonation streams. Head shrinks but never totally disappears, limited lacing.
Aroma is more malty than hoppy. Grainy and biscuity to start. Some hop freshness, but not nearly as much citrus or leafy/earthy hops as I was expecting from an Eglish Pale Ale.
Taste is well balanced, but not overly strong or flavorfilled. Some malt sweetness, then some hoppy bitterness.
Mouthfeel and body are average and unremarkable.
A good beer for sure, but nothing pushes it to be anything more. Maybe I was expecting more IPA-ness (is that even a word??).
I must give it another try to be sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 17:50:36 | More by BigBry
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haley


4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with a thin head, retains the sudsy look indefinitely. Average gold colour and carbonation.

Aroma: Interesting maltiness that calls to mind hamster wood chips. This is pleasant, a delicate kind of smell, not a sour maltiness. A bit rubbery. Biscuity, I guess. General effect seems somehow similar to acidity in coffee or crisp white wine in that it gives, if not crispness, lightness. The hops are behind the malt.

Taste: Balanced. Some sweetness, then bitterness and malty flavour, and some residual bitterness on the tongue. Some toasty flavours at the front. Also subtly peachy.

Mouthfeel: Not lacking in body. Perception of body gives way to hop bitterness.

Overall. I find this beer frustratingly quiet on the hops. Turn up the hops! But I recognize it's a fine creation and perhaps the problem is in the limitation of the categories. "IPA" doesn't suit it well. In Scotland I imagine no category would be necessary.

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05-22-2012 02:12:39 | More by haley
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Bubbles are present. Golden in colour with thin white head. Nice clarity to this beer.

Smell- Citrus fruits slightly lemony. Slight hint of fig.

Taste- Pine flavour comes in with slight hoppiness. Bitterness left is quite mild for this one. Slight lemon peel flavour in relation to the smell.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied ale with light carbonation. Goes down quite smooth.

Overall- A nice IPA from Yukon. It is nicely balanced and mild on the hops. The only thing I would change would be to add a touch more hop flavour. Other than that a good offering from Yukon and I would go buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 00:50:54 | More by leaddog
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sprucetip

Alaska

2.58/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks alright, clear, active, and light amber with little head and no lacing. More of a very pale straw color when backlit. Strikes me as thin looking.

Mostly pretty grainy, but some fruity and floral hop presence is identifiable. The grainy smell is not very pleasant, and reminds me of adjunct lagers. Dare I say ick? But it is sort of salvaged by the subdued hop profile.

Unfortunately the taste follows the nose. Grainy mostly, but this is joined by some light malty sweetness and an even fainter hop contribution than in the nose. The graininess leads, gives way somewhat in the middle, and then reemerges and lingers, along with a very mild hint of bitterness.

It's carbonated well, but is otherwise thin and fairly benign.

If you can't tell, I'm not impressed by the Ice Fog. I've had it before, so my dissatisfaction is not unexpected. English style or not, I don't think this should be called an IPA. I understand that it is made in the wild northlands of the Yukon (well an industrial park in Whitehorse, but close enough), but there are plenty of regional examples of good IPA's, even if they are made on the other side of the border. I'd like Yukon Brewing to make an IPA that contemporary north American beer drinkers (not just beer geeks) can recognize as an IPA. If this weren't labeled as an IPA, I certainly would not think to call it one.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 07:52:47 | More by sprucetip
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evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really enjoyed the Yukon Amber Ale, so I decided to give this one a try.

It pours a medium straw kind of colour with tons of fine carbonation streaming to the top. There isn't much of a head to speak of.

the aroma is hoppy and roasty. A little unusual and slightly grainy for an IPA, but still pretty pleasant.

Medium body with some malty notes to start, followed by slight hop bitterness. There is a smooth finish without much bitterness. This isn't hoppy enough for my taste, but it is still very drinkable. I'm not sure if I'd get it again, considering there are better IPAs out there at the same pricepoint.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 01:30:19 | More by evlu1441
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MAB

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'd say this is a pretty average IPA. Which is a shame, since most of Yukon's other brews are better than average.

I find it a touch watery and lacking that extra hoppy oomph. The hops that are there are tasty enough but it lacks the nice hop aroma. Perhaps I'm just spoiled by "Hop Head", "Full Moon Pale Ale", and "Paddywhack" (Tree Brewing, Alley Kat Brewers, and Nelson Brewing, respectively) which are all superb IPAs.

A great pale ale, but not enough hops (for my liking) to be a great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 01:19:55 | More by MAB
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Ice Fog IPA from Yukon Brewing Company
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