Icy Bay IPA
Alaskan Brewing Co.

Icy Bay IPAIcy Bay IPA
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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,182
Ranked #23,708
3.68 | pDev: 11.68%
Dec 04, 2023
Mar 26, 2005
Alaskan Icy Bay IPA is made from glacier-fed water and a blend of Cascade, Bravo, Calypso, Summit and Apollo hops and premium two-row pale and specialty malts.

65 IBU
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Ratings by USAF-Mike:
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Rated by USAF-Mike from California

4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 22, 2022
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Rated: 3.67 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Dec 04, 2023
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. can, best by 01/02/24. My second beer from Alaskan Brewing Co.

A: A tawny golden. Creamy white head. Good lacing.
S: Aromas are fresh and floral. Smells kind of sweet almost.
T: Definitely an interesting flavor profile here. Super smooth & creamy, maybe it's the glacier water.. Super pale, bready, malty, almost more of a pale ale in flavor even, were it not for the modest 6.2% abv.
F: Smooth, creamy, light, easy-drinking.

Overall, very nice.

Alaskan Brewing Co. Icy Bay IPA -----4/5.
Nov 20, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Oct 29, 2023
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Reviewed by BigMac59 from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a honey amber color with a nice head which dissipates somewhat slowly and some lacing.
Aroma is slight dank and pine and maybe a bit of citrus.
Taste is definitely earthy, dank, piney, and crisp.
Mouthfeel is great with some carbonation and medium body.
Overall good but not great.
Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 4 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Aug 25, 2023
Rated: 3.6 by dd53grif from Michigan

Jul 20, 2023
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Reviewed by NeilSilber1 from California

4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours golden yellow with nice fluffy white foamy cap from can to pint glass. Crisp, hoppy and clean with notes of pine. Decent Alaskan local brew at 6.2%abv. Part of beer tasting on cruise.
Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look - pale gold, clear, soapy white head
Smell - floral, grapefruit
Taste - citrus, spice, grapefruit, apple
Feel - medium light body, light carbonation, light bitterness, dry finish
Overall - A delightful beer that seems more like a pale ale. I liked the grapefruit and apple notes that came thru. Also, a nice light bitterness in there too. Thanks to my Mom for bringing this back from her Alaskan cruise. I paired Icy Bay IPA with Come Sail Away by Styx. Cheers and Enjoy!
Jul 02, 2023
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pour is crystal clear orange/amber with a thick white cap, good retention, nice lacing. Aroma is very faint, almost non-existent. A touch of citrus and pine. Flavor is a bit bolder, the same citrus and pine. Feel is on the light side of medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Overall, a drinkable IPA with no standout qualities.
Jun 26, 2023
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Reviewed by ApoBrews

3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Bought a 1 pint 3.2 oz tall can from a liquor store in Skagway, Alaska. Nice head and lace. Flavor is somewhat earthy, like a pine flavor. There's a slight citrus flavor similar to pineapple, also having subtle sweetness. The finish is more pine and slight bitterness.
Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by BigIronH from Michigan

Oct 27, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by TreyJ88

Oct 07, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by thomasarose from Tennessee

Aug 02, 2022
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Reviewed by dcat151 from Georgia

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Orange-brown pour with moderate head. Traditional piney IPA aroma. Taste is old school IPA: pine with a bit of citrus. Not as full-bodied as I expected. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected. Overall flood, but not great.
Jul 29, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Look - Orangish with a nice frothy white head
Smell - piney citrus bitter
Taste -mostly piney but slight citrus pretty bitter
Feel -medium body and carb
Overall - classic ipa for back in the day
Jul 15, 2022
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
12oz can poured into pint glass. Picked up from grocery store as part of $11 sixer mixer. BEST BY 071422 printed on bottom of can. So this one still has 2 months left in it.

Appearance - Pours large billowing offwhite head with fine to medium-fine relatively even foam, with no lacing or stick, but absolutely amazing retention. Slightly hazy medium gold body. 5

Smell - Refreshing and bold but not overpowering hop. 4.5

Taste - Solid, flavorful, but not overpowering. Balanced, if a bit on the malty side, especially for an IPA. Interesting. 4.75

Mouthfeel - Bold, medium bodied but with a relatively clean finish that still reminds you that you just took a sip of a good beer. 5

Overall - Possibly the best in style I've had. 5
May 17, 2022
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This is a 12oz. can briskly dumped into the Alaskan pint glass. This ale is slightly hazy, straw colored, with two fingers of thick lumpy foam. The lacing is very thick and the carbonation is medium light.
The aroma is typical IPA pine and grapefruit, noticeable at a distance.
The flavor is very pleasant the dry pine flavor and a somewhat tart citrus, there is also a little sweet malt hidden in there.
I like these IPA beers that are not overly dry or bitter, they are very refreshing and more enticing to keep coming back for another sip. This is an easy drinker, very enjoyable!
This has been sitting in the back of the fridge for awhile, I wish I would have sampled it sooner.
Jan 04, 2022