Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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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:
#34,626
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
1,422
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of ctmiami
4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional. Im having it draft in Junuea Alaska. Great tasting IPA. No bitterness, tropical flavors and nose. Definetly pineapple. A delight.

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Photo of Trboley
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArfArf
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaddenDalyBrokaw
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour = pretty orange/amber with delicate lace.
Aromas = citrus and yeast.
Flavors = orange, light malt, light yeast, decent but one-noted hoppy bitterness.
Pleasant to drink but wouldn't make my top 10 IPA list.

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

Photo of adam36
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden color and clear. Modest head which leaves many initial spots, fewer as the drink is finished.

Classic American IPA aroma and flavor. Think souped up APA. The malt is mostly pale, soft and not sweet. The hop is neutrally bitter without any complexity. This is a good IPA without any pretensions.

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Photo of northwestdr
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It's a fairly clear, golden color, with a hint of an orange hue. Ample, light head which lingers. This is a refined, easy-to-drink IPA. Clean-tasting and balanced. It has the right amount of hop bitterness, without overpowering. There is a good barley-malt flavor which is not over-roasted. Since it's on the smooth side, I wouldn't be surprised if some IPA aficionados considered it slightly bland, but I always enjoy it. Overall, it's a classic Western IPA that's smoother than most.

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Photo of Suds
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is a wonderfully clear, golden color with a huge, white, rocky head. The aroma is classic American IPA...full of fresh, juicy hops, with just a little pine underneath. Slightly dry, with a little malt and lots of bitterness. Full in body and wonderfully drinkable. Well made and not in-your-face. Classic.

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Photo of Barley_Bill
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cardfan212
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass.

Look - Cloudy bronze with a short dense tan head that stayed for a long time. Lots of visible carbonation streams.

Smell - Light floral and pine notes with a decent amount of malt sweetness on the back end.

Taste - Immediate pine on the tongue that dwindles into a vague citrusy flavor. Malty aftertaste lingers.

Feel - Medium body and intense carbonation with many small bubbles. Keeps the hoppiness from getting too extreme.

Overall - A perfectly fine IPA that doesn't do anything original or exciting, but it shows restraint and balance, something that a lot of IPAs don't.

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Photo of Kdouble
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueKurenai
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ocalafox
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty fresh, bought at Woodman's in Madison WI. Prolly like a few other Alaskan beers a bit better. This isn't in the same competition as Original Jai-Alai or Sunshine City but a great deal for the price.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of NRajtarski
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a glass. Expires on 5/21/18.
Look: Orange/golden orange with about a 1inch foamy head.
Smell: Strong hop smell, with some hits of pine and citrus.
Taste: Great hop flavor up front and small amount of malt taste on the backend of the beer.
Feel: A little lighter than most IPAs with a little bit of carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid beer and drinks easy.

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

Photo of Dafixa
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ri0
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 12pk for $10. Can poured into snifter, clear dark gold with a 1.5 finger white head. On the nose I get piney and citrus hops with some sweet caramel malts. Not much else, kind of a subdued and classic IPA aroma. Flavor of sweet and caramel malts up front, flowed by piney, citrus hops, like grapefruit, more malts on the back end. Feel is medium with a dry finish. Seems like and classic, balanced IPA which can be refreshing change from the IPA trend.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The color, not unlike Honey. Half a finger head, wee bubbles. Zero lacing.

A floral Malt scent, sweet & mild.

Creamy-crisp, balanced and light. Crowned with a golden spark of Honey divine.
Harmonious Sour epilogue, far from lingering.
So light, so balanced (& ABV bordering on boring), one might easily overlook this brew.
Would be a shame to dismiss the craft, though.
A rather good brew after taking a bit of ah break.

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Photo of jbeervt
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,422 ratings