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India Pale Ale - Ice Harbor Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ice Harbor Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woemad on 09-27-2005)
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

chugamugofsud, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks for sharing, Gil.

A: The pour is an orange-amber color with a finger of white head.

S: Starts off with a bit of citrus peel and floral hops. There is a light herbal note and pine, too. Although there are a decent number of different hop notes, the aroma is dominated by the sweet maltiness.

T: A pretty bland flavor. Lots of cracker and bready malt flavors with very little in terms of hop flavors. A bit of bitterness, some floral and pine hop notes, and some more sweetness of toffee malts.

M: Light bodied with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Lackluster. Not something I'd care to try again.

womencantsail, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.14/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aged from August. Pours a dark yellow-orange, little carbonation. Aroma, something astringent alcoholesque, not the best smell. Taste, very bitter. Not so much in terms of hop quality or dry hopping flavor, must use something in a long hop boil.

Definitely let's you know it's there, good alcohol and bitterness quotient. Not quite balanced. Had a lot better IPAs, but still I guess this is a tad better than your average beer. Drinking it fresh doesn't seem to matter, its all about the bitterness and not so much the flavor. Marginally average.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

fredmugs, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of doughanson78
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

As all northwest IPA's are starting to taste Typical to me I'm gonna try and seek out a few East Coaster's to compare. Maybe I'm missing something or living in the Northwest I just take what we have for granted?

A: Medium orange color with a golden hue. Slightly hazy. Slightly off white one finger head with a few larger bubbles. Not great retention. OK lacing.

S: Big citrusy hops. Mostly grapefruit, light oranges. Floral hops come through mildly. The faintest hint of sweet malt. Hints of alcohol.

T: Malts come through much more than the aroma. Light toffee and caramel. Quickly balanced by the hops who's bitterness never really breaks through. Mostly floral with a slight sour grapefruit finish that lingers for a bit.

M: Medium bodied with OK mouth coating. A slightly dry finish.

O: Another typical IPA. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad, just typical. Can be had by a number of brewers. Not worthy of seeking out.

doughanson78, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of Docer
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.0)

- Pours a very lightly cloudy straw yellow and copper zesty orange.. like a west coast number. Not much head, but sits nicely with scattered foam and a bit of a ring of lace. Overall simple, and not a lively overcarbonated drinking bomb.

Smell: (3.0)

- Lovely grain aroma, slight roasty touch with a caramel back, and more bready malt and biscuit. The hops fair well, but don't show any face in the aroma. Slight grassy and herbal aromas maybe.

Taste: (3.5)

- Lovely biscuit and fruity yeast/malt base with a grassy and herbal bitter flare. Lovely malt notes without being overly sweet and sugar-like. Lots of bready base malt, and a lot of balance. Taste is quite good.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- This is a nicely carbonated brew with a chewy medium body. It is only a touch dry, but makes the tongue work a little, and demands another taste. Really well put together feel. The balance makes it creamy, and just right.

Overall: (3.5)

- The beer is brewed super well, it looks perfect almost, and has just that. The hop profile is just a tad short for me... maybe not the bittering hops, but the aroma. This should be dry-hopped with a dose of Amarillo... or what they used in the boil. Solid feel, very nice to drink, and balanced... just a little more bready malt-forward for me.. and I like bready malt!

Docer, Aug 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

shelby415, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Chelsea1905
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a wonderful colour of amber orange, with a largewhite foamy head. however, it is VERY cloudy and aloadof sediment.

Smell is hoppy on the pour, but when it settles in the glass it is very malty. The bottle I had has no date, so I wonder if the hops have died down a bit. But I was getting someleathery biscuity notes.

Alittle acidic hop rush on the tongue at the begining, and then more of the biscuit malty takes over. Not bad, but not great.

Fells good,drinks well, just a lot of sediment.

Not a bad offering

Chelsea1905, Jan 22, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours with two finger head and has an orange color. Smells of an orangey citrus with a noticeable undertone of Carmel malts, a floral grassy smell is also noticeable. It tastes at first lightly sweet with hints of orange but becomes dry shortly; there is a potent strong bitterness that lingers on for a while. The beer ends with a floral aftertaste. The carbonation is medium low and brings out the flavor. It's a damn good IPA with limited distribution, so if you see it and like bitter but balanced IPA its worth picking up.

chumba526, Apr 15, 2010
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3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was received from dnichols. Thanks bud!

Pours a nice orange with a creamy white head! The smell is pretty hoppy and has a slight bread taste. Weird! The taste is a mild hoppy brew but that damn bread taste is still there. I like this beer but I've never encountered this taste before. The mouthfeel is full but doesnt last a long time. This beer is a lovely extra and super drinkable.

Overall, I liked this beer! Thanks dnichols! This is another decent IPA. Not the best BUT its still a nice brew!

iconoklaztor, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of Reidrover
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in S. Salem. $4.79 This has a new label compared to the page and is 6.7% alc. Pours a nice slightly hazy orange colour with a large ,thick and frothy off white head. Nice aromas, of resiny/piney hop along side good bold caramel malt profiles. Quite balanced in the taste.. malts and hops combine well but the pine driven hop comes though in the end to dominate. Godd clean palate well carbonated and slightly dry in the end..long lasting hop aftertaste. Nice PNW IPA..not bad at all.

Reidrover, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

casapy, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

stript, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

vande, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

piclee, Mar 17, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: medium-gold. Medium foamy-head, nice lacing that is persistent.

Smell: nothing really stands out.

Taste: not much malt profile but hoppy. Piney aftertaste. Alcohol at the back end. Balanced well. But pretty bitter.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium, nice body. Think Elle McPherson.

Overall: good IPA. Needs a little less bittering and more aroma. But good

jellikit, Sep 09, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the marina. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a deep gold color and is clear. A thin bubbly white head caps the beer.

Smell is faint and has pine sweet malt notes.

Taste is a nice sweet malt flavor up front and a smooth citrus bitterness. Well balanced flavors are complex and interesting.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and flat perhaps. The beer is mildly carbonated.

A very drinkable IPA. Not too bitter, not too dry. I'd have this again.

RJLarse, Oct 12, 2008
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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Attractive amber brew with lots of foam and lacing with every pour in the conical snifter. It settles down rather quickly but leaves a frothy mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. Interesting mild aroma of sweet flowers and fresh straw.

Pleasant malty base with a nice sweetness to go with the hops. Finishes with a deep resiny hop flavor. Spritzy and fruity like pear cider. Hints of mango and apple. Moderately bitter aftertaste with an acidic edge. A very drinkable IPA with plenty of hops and a more friendly sort of flavor. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

mactrail, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of KJH
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like a bag of Amarillo pellets! Wha tmore could a hophead want?

Good creamy head and color. Slightly cloudy amber.

The taste is almost a double IPA as there is a strong hop bitterness that lingers.

The mouthfeel is well rounded and invites me back for another sip.

KJH, Jan 28, 2009
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a cloudy coppery orange amber. A slight gusher out of the bottle on opening. Resulted in an active pour with a massive white head that ended up a 1/4" above the glass with good retention. Looked kinda cool. Dissipated slowly leaving a moderate head and massive lacing. Aroma was present on the pour with pineapple, bready malt and decent herbal hops. Flavor is sweet malt with a heavy dose of pine and citrus hops, hops are dominant, leaving a rather dry, hoppy, citrus and bitter finish. There seems to be a saison-like faint funkiness in the aftertaste, probably due to the intense fresh hops. I lean towards maltier IPAs, and this is somewhat unbalanced towards the hops for me. However, the fresh hop flavor and overall taste balance still won me over. Medium bodied, with the mouth feel improved by active carbonation. A nicely made and attractive Northwest IPA.

LiquidAmber, Aug 13, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle at the Yellow Church Cafe in Ellensburg, WA

A - pours an amberish orange with a nice one and a half finger head

S - smells caramel malts and grapefruit and butter piney hops

T - Tatse follows the nose. Opens up with caramel malts that lay the foundation. Moves to some bitter pine Pine flavors and some rind and bitter grapefruit. As this warmed, the hops took a little more prominence and became more floral.

M - creamy mouthfeel with a low amount of carbonation

D - pretty solid IPA. More balanced than most, which is a good thing if tamer IPAs are your thing. Glad i got to try this. Never heard of this brewey before and wish I could try some more.

birchstick, Aug 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

68nosbird, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

rrock44, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Green Lantern today.

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty impressive, with considerable dry citrus, pepper and some underlying earthiness. There is some light malt noticeable as well, something that showed up even more prominently on the palate. Otherwise, the flavor profile replicated the nose, and although there was some noticeable sweetness on the mid palate, there was more than enough bitterness to dry the beer out on the finish. Mouthfeel was medium bodied at most, with a fairly long, bitter, slightly alcoholic finish.

While nothing extraordinary, this was a pretty solid, easy to appreciate and enjoy IPA.

John_M, Jun 22, 2012
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India Pale Ale from Ice Harbor Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.