Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPAAlaskan Icy Bay IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alaskan IPA is honey gold in color with a fruity, citrus aroma. An enticing blend of hops and our dry hopping process, in which hops are added directly to tanks during fermentation, give this brew a very intense, complex aromatic character with a refreshing hop finish.

Added by zacharius on 03-26-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,968
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
1,390
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
266
Trade:
0
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Photo of Gavage
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: hazy light orange in color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: very light orange and floral hop aroma here.

Taste: caramel, orange, grapefruit, and a mild earthy and floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Refreshing.

Overall: an easy to drink IPA that has a mild mannered flavor profile.

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Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeIquiades
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barnzy78
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by 011418
Pale golden in color with a creamy off-white head. Zesty and grassy aroma with hints of lemon and grapefruit. Nice IPA flavors here: lemon & grapefruit zest, grassy & piney hops, biscuity and a bit of nutty malt, a touch of honey. Medium body, resinous, finishing bitter and semi-dry. Overall, a very good American IPA. I'd buy it again.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deebo
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Bottle with a BB of Jan 14 2018 poured into a pint glass. A couple fingers of big bubbled white head atop a golden brew with good clarity.
S-Grass and herbal hop aroma. Caramel and toffee aromas noticed in the malt. Fairly strong malt presence for an ipa.
T-Hops pop a bit more in the flavor. Once again herbal and grassy with some back end bitter rind in the finish. A malty ipa.
M-Moderate to high carbonation that competes with the hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied.
O-A ipa with a fair amount of hop kick but definitely with a more significant toasted type malt character than most IPAs.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

$ 2.19 (Including tax)/12 oz bottle ($ 0.177/oz) at Meijers, Wyoming, MI.
BB 110317 bottle stored in store cooler then in my 42 degree reefer. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Citrus floral, perfumey
Head – Large (Maximum 6.3 cm, aggressive pour), off white, low density froth, average retention time, diminishing to a mm ring, an irregular three to eleven mm ring, a rocky partial layer, and some broken lace as the head withdraws.
Lacing – Not very good. In addition to the residue from the head withdrawal, only tiny islands of lace remain.
Body – Light orange, very slight haze.
Flavor – Begins bitter with some light maltiness and some floral hoppiness. No alcohol, no diacetyl. Makes my lips sticky.
Palate – Just into medium from light, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression: Although I like the slight maltiness, the perfume aspect is off-putting. Otherwise, this is a decent low end IPA with a reasonable price point.
Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.25.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LetsgoAs9
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best year round supermarket-available IPAs around - prefer to Lagunitas and SN Torpedo

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Photo of crewfan1952
2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of onlymurderers
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a darker amber color with a white soapy finger or so of head. There is some lacing left on the glass. Tis is an above average beer for the style, but not exceptional.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TwoTrees
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSh3a08
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Traderjohn1968
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear appearance. A bit fruity with subdued hops. A so-so IPA with a catchy name.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fluffy, sticky white head on top of a clear golden beer. Some lacing left behind. Smells clean, soapy, with oranges and flowery. Tates light with citrus, grain, and citrus with a nice bitter finish. There is a malty, flowery aftertaste as well. Not what I am used to in an IPA but it is pretty tasty.

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Photo of BigDaddyJohn
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evilyak
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

clear. shockingly clear. yellow, lots of white head, but man is this thing clear.

citrus is kind of refreshing in terms of being subtle. a bit soapy perhaps. doughy bread.

bitterness is there and lingers but not harsh at all. mouth is clean.

nothing amazing here, but a nice break from the citra- and mosaic-heavy offerings that seem to flood the shelves right now.

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Photo of Eddyfunt
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,390 ratings
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