Icky IPA | Great Basin Brewing Co.

Icky IPAIcky IPA
BA SCORE
3.63/5
185 Ratings
Icky IPAIcky IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Basin Brewing Co.
Nevada, United States
greatbasinbrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,406
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
185
pDev:
13.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
50
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 40
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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4.92/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of xdvop86
4.6/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer with lots of flavor. Local favorite in my hometown of Reno.

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Photo of louisanabeerman
4.54/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

really enjoyed this IPA in Reno, NV. awesome place. 6.4% is a winner. great percentage of alcohol, without it tasting off. we took growlers with us and the beer was very consistent. i'd recommend this one. fantastic taste with no shortage of alcohol.

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Photo of Pivo
4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Bryan12345
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mike1025
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Pammywham
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of ucis
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Gdrseeker
4.44/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of NickBridges
4.4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of SurlyDuff
4.27/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had "Icky" (as the locals call it) ontap at a real nice pizza place in Sparks. One of the best AIPA's ive had in a good long while. It's a bit sweeter than some of the IPA's im used to in Oregon. Got a lot more florals and herbal flavors from it, as opposed to the citrus and pine i'm accustomed to.

Pour was a amber copper, with a thin sticky head. The lacing grabbed the glass wherever and whenever it could to create resinous art down the side of my glass.

Juicy sweetness, with enough bitterness to add complexity. Like I said afore, this was one of my favorite ipa's in a very long time, and more complex and interesting than say, a Stone IPA, though not as 'big'.

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Photo of lccrunchy
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of ks_goblue
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid flagship IPA, small head, nice lacing amber-copper look. Feels great, and is a nice showing for IPA. Citrus, evergreen, fruity, and balanced. It's refreshing!

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4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wiseman Zach brought back a 64oz. growler of this for my (Nick's) birthday. Wiseman Zach, you are fucking awesome!

Split between Wisemen Nick, Zach, Jorge, and Peter. Reviewed by Nick and Pete.

Appearance: Pours a clear, bright, orange-copper body, with 1/4-inch sticky white head. Scant carbonation can be seen within. Pretty, web-like lacing. N: 4.0; P: 4.0

Smell: Fresh, oily, hops dominate. Lemon zest, pine, and caramel also present with some other herbal notes. Pete sees the smell as "not that impressive", referring to the overall strength of the smell. I kind of agree... N: 4.0; P: 3.0

Taste: Lemon zest, pine and buttery malts start it off. Finishes on herbal and hoppy notes, and aftertaste is mildly bitter. Not a taste that will blow you away, but very pleasant and mild. N: 4.0; P: 4.5

Mouthfeel: Buttery and smooth. "Really creamy", says Pete. Carbonation is pretty low, which may be a result of the growler, but who knows. Great consistency. Mildly spicy with a slightly dry finish. Very well put together. N: 5.0; P: 5.0

Drinkability: Super smooth and mild. Extremely sessionable. I am so glad Zach brought this back for me. Everyone in the group loved it. N: 5.0; P: 5.0

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4.16/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of KoG
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep rich copper color with a generous head.

Nice hoppy aroma with hints of citrus, malt, and light pine.

Taste is well balanced. Hops hold their own backed by a nice malt character with a light caramel flavor. Pretty tasty and goes down smooth.

A pretty good pale ale if i must say.

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear copper color with a foamy white head and a butt load of streaming bubbles.

Smell is fresh floral and pine with just a hint of mustiness.

The taste is a wonderful blast of caramel malts followed by a smooth push of hops gliding across the tongue.

Mouth feel is light and watery for a very refreshing brew.

Overall I am very impressed by this beer. The taste and mouth feel are what really sells this bad boy. Also the fact it is brewed right up the road from me (just about 7 hours by car!) is pretty cool. so ask for an Icky and I think you will enjoy it. Cheers!

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4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very solid old school IPA

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Photo of dfillius
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The first hoppy beer I ever liked when I tried for the first time in 2002. Tried again and reviewed in 12/2011.
A: Moderate pour yields 1/2 finger of off-white, tight head with great retention. Hazy golden orange liquid.
S: Delicate hop, pronounced caramel. Slightly stale/sherry aroma is ever so slight. Maris Otter malt maybe.
T: Sweet caramel with delicate hop flavor. Hops are floral with some good savory bitterness, growing with every sip, gently ups the bitterness. A tad mellow on hops for an AIPA. Almost an EIPA, but for a more aggressive piney flavor.
M: Round, smooth, delicate bite.
O: Quite a mellow IPA. I can see why this was my gateway. I'd order another definitely and buy for parties or sessions. Not a palate wrecker.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good standard AMERICA IPA, with a kick and a bite

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Icky IPA from Great Basin Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 185 ratings
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