Icky IPA
Great Basin Brewing Co.

Icky IPAIcky IPA
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From:
Great Basin Brewing Co.
 
Nevada, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,646
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,473
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 13.81%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
169
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 01, 2022
Added:
Jan 05, 2003
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  58
SCORE
82
Good
Icky IPAIcky IPA
Notes: Just say “Gimme an Icky!” Named after Nevada’s official state fossil, this beer is made in the India Pale Ale style. Ichthyosaur is accented by a blast of Cascade hops.
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Rated: 3.88 by Nunya from Ohio

Sep 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by msondel from Massachusetts

Apr 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.36 by Brimstoned from Nevada

Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2021-06-08
16oz can served in a can shaped glass. I don't see a date on this can, but I think I saw the date 04/03/21 on the other can in my fridge. Gift from my brother.

Pours a clear amber orange with a decent sized head, maybe a finger and a half. Some carbonation. Smell is greens, vague hop bitterness, lemon rind.

Taste is more vague hop bitterness, again lemon rind, might get a little bit of grain. Mouthfeel is dry and light. Overall...it's all right.
Jun 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap in Meridian ID. Icky. Clear pale golden pour with some off-khaki head lacing. Old school and full of malty caramel and smooth piney grapefruit. Somewhat dank too and fairly malty sweet throughout. Moderate bitterness. Drying finish. Somewhat of a one-trick brew but good for what it is. Old school? West coast? Malty? Just solid.
May 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.65 by gefinley from California

Apr 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.63 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.05 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by GClarkage from California

Jan 02, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap on board M.S. Dixie II, Lake Tahoe cruising from Zephyr Cove, NV

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thick webbing of white bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts and piney hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale and caramel malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a little maltier compared toothed IPAs but has a good dose of underlying hops.

Serving type: can
Aug 22, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Amber filtered with little carbonation and remarkably no head.

Smells of malt, caramel, and glue.

Tastes of malt, caramel, and glue.

Medium, hard water like body with almost no carbonation.

I got this in Reno, NV, and am drinking it in Redding, CA, August 1st, 2019. Perhaps this beer will go extinct in a few years.
Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.87 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by etreesh from Wyoming

Apr 30, 2019
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Rated by D_Leonard_San_Diego_77 from California

1.65/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
Way too malty for an IPA. No distinct hop character. More like a slightly hoppy Amber than an IPA.
Feb 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by kmanjohnson from California

Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by Beernoobie from California

Jul 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.49 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Jul 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.24 by RXUYDC from California

Jun 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by nrbw23 from Ohio

Jun 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by benloho from Utah

May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by vheissu15 from North Dakota

Apr 23, 2018
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Reviewed by darth_punchbowl from Utah

2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
A little flat tasting for an American IPA. It's bitter af and has lots of caramel malt flavor. The pine flavors get a little lost in the caramel. The nose is cold and sweet. Oily finish. Reminds me of Tetley's or some other British ales but less crisp. Lacks a clean bite. Not much carbonation at all. Maybe I got a bad one? I'd try it again but if this is really it then pass.
Apr 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.76 by Frank_TX from Virginia

Mar 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark copper colored with a half inch of brown foam on top. The aroma is on the sweeter side and reminds me more of an English IPA, but I do get some faint pine. I'm tasting sweet caramel malt with some light pine in the back of the palate. The mouth is lightly sticky and resinous.
Mar 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.28 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Feb 15, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a dark iced tea color with hints of amber. Head is a finger nail tall from the get-go and leaves a moss on top.

A very malty aroma with some light pine and honey. It's almost got a Russian Baltika aroma to it.

Flavor is crisp and delicious. Lovely fruity notes lay on top of the rich malty base which I detect is a good dose of pils, vienna, and cara-munich-3. Nice honey and pine notes, floral notes, apple, orange peel. Lemon peel and honey on the finish.

Feel is crisp and clean, slightly resiny. Gets out of the way quick. Easy, and nothing to ponder on.

Overall, an enjoyable, tasty malt-driven IPA with a focus on richness and flavor. While it lacks in other categories, keeping the tongue happy is what's most important. This beer does it beautifully.
Feb 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by AnotherDisease from California

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.51 by wlynch from California

Jan 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by MKrauss from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2017
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Rated by NeilSilber1 from California

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good standard AMERICA IPA, with a kick and a bite
Oct 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Taylor1989 from New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Had this beer at a cheese cake factory in Las Vegas. On tap poored with a nice white finger width head that stuck around with nice lacing, orange/amber in color. Smell was slightly floral with subtle hop aroma. Taste had a vegital hop bitterness with some citrus fruit notes. Malt through and through with this beer. Nice beer, easy drinking. Not over hoppy.
Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Sep 30, 2017
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Rated by ks_goblue from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful orange/amber color, had 1/2 finger head which dissipated pretty quickly. Fairly light body, pleasant taste. I enjoyed it.
Sep 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.95 by AmishLightning from Illinois

Jun 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

1.9/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
The appearance was a hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a half minute. There was some light trickling lacing sliding into the beer. The smell was a burnt breadiness with a burnt citrus hops. The taste was exactly the same with a slight cardboard aftertaste. On the palate, this sat about a light on the body with not much of a sessionability about it due to the off taste. Overall, this "highly evolved" beer maybe is devolving. Pretty bad stuff.
Jun 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.42 by Toynk from Illinois

Jun 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by Bum4ever from California

Mar 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by prisdefer from New York

Dec 23, 2016
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