Icky IPA | Great Basin Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
181
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
47
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of AmishLightning
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
1.9/5  rDev -46.6%
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.

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Photo of Toynk
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bum4ever
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

SRM darker than your average ipa. This is a malty ipa. Its more brown than anything. Solid 1/2" white head. Good retention. Aroma is earthy, with just a mild C hop tree thing going for it.

Taste, malty. Almost brown malt. Amber feels. Wood, pine, bitterness. Lower than average carbonation in the mouth feel. Mild hops. Difficult to call this an American IPA given the low hopping, while they are the American hop variety.

Decent, but also pretty average, even if slightly different than your average (hoppier) ipa.

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Photo of TwoTrees
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2185
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrojanRB
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dsimenson
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GFD400
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
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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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Copper amber, white head, smells like a good classic IPA. Tastes piney and grapefruity, balanced, but does have a noticeable caramel sweetness. Pretty good overall. Cheers!

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Photo of Pens1967
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kamahl16
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lilmikey1989
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cherche
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A lovely light amber, clear as a bell with ample white head. Fine carbonation.
S: Malt, resin, and yeast. Nothing too fancy but appetizing.
T: A touch of sweet malt (maybe crystal?), nice bready notes...some floral hop tastes as well as more resin. Stays consistent the whole time with a really long finish.
M: Medium feel with a fair amount of sticky (icky!) lingering around the mouth.
O: I had this beer last year in a bomber and liked it enough that I had to go to the brewery when in Reno, which is highly recommended. This beer is nothing over-the-top or fancy but is hard to stop drinking. A solid and delicious IPA and one I'd gladly drink many times in the future.

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Photo of nmann08
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alekhinescat
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow, unexpected pleasure. A smooth center taste with oil of bergamot taste much like Earl Grey.

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Photo of WesleyCannon56
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very solid old school IPA

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Icky IPA from Great Basin Brewing Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 181 ratings.
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