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
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
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 -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alekhinescat
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
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 +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 50StateBeerTour
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SDStoutly
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of msumike89
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trevordglenn
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pxc13
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of emwilke
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taylor_Madison
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A rather light ipa with less hoppyness than I would consider an ipa. It is borderline a malty taste imo. With that said, it gives a rather nice smooth feel. I would claim that this is lighter summer ipa that is better suited for the warmer weather. Pairs quite nicely with a turkey, bacon, and avocado sandwich as that's how I am tasting it.

In summary, it's an introductory and mild ipa for those that don't fully appreciate ipa's.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Docrock
3.02/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sdeese21
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rdub
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and copper in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a ring around the edge of the glass. Lacing is spotty with a few streaks and shows good stick.

Smell - Fragrant pine aroma hits the nostrils formidably with a light floral undertone. Faint trace of caramel.

Taste - As with the nose, pine is the predominant character, it's not a potent as the aroma would indicate. Floral character steps in to cut down on the dankness, while the malts come through faintly with touches of bread and caramel. Finishes with a touch of citrus and the aforementioned pine flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Goes down smooth before a crisp, dry finish.

Overall - Had this at my buddy's Wedding a few years ago and I always meant to come back to it and rate it; I'm glad I did. I remember thinking it was decent, and memory serves correct. Despite the pine-heavy character, which I've never been big on, it's something I wouldn't mind drinking again, though at someone else's expense.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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