Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Icy Bay IPAAlaskan Icy Bay IPA
BA SCORE
50.7%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 1,366 Ratings
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:
#30,111
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
1,366
Liked:
693
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
11.68%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
256
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of bhwk
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grue_soda
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is herbal and soapy hops with some grapefruit rnd. Bitter, light bodied with moderate carbonation. Beer does taste better as it warms. Icy Bay is a really easy drinking IPAs. There are several other beers from Alaska Brewing that I prefer, but this one is worth a shot.

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

Photo of maltznhopz
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very crisp and clean tasting IPA. Perfect for a hot summer day.

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Photo of ffshore545
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can with a June 2017 BB date stamp on the bottom.
Pours clear amber in color, with a creamy bone-colored head that leaves patterned lacing on the glass and has very good retention.
The aroma is evident in the pour: citrusy hops with herbal notes. The flavor follows but the herbal elements are less obvious and some bready malts appear.

Feel: medium body and lively medium+ carbonation. Crisp with a dry finish.

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Photo of dcotom
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a standard pint glass. Hazy golden copper color, with a three-finger white head that left some nice sticky lacing. Aromas and flavors of light malt with a grassy and herbal hop character. Lots of peppery bitterness on the tongue, with a pleasantly dry finish. A very good beer overall.

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Photo of Strike00
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep golden amber that's not really hazy but not clear. Not much of a head from my pour. Smells fresh with some citrus and pine, really light smelling. Taste is hoppy with hint of both citrus and pine. Hops fade fairly quickly and a bready malt takes over on the back end.

I like this IPA, very interesting.

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Photo of rbrandt22
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cyrushire
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BellinghamBiker
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle best by end of July, 2017:
Pours a lovely clear straw golden. Head doesn't grow too hish on a normal pour, but is still atop the beer midway through. Thickish collar with some lacing.

Nose is a crisp malt with light grain and hay, and a seemingly grassy bitterness, a light hint of spice.

A crisp, clean opening, slightly more prickly than tickling carbonation. A light lemon citrusy note with a malt prfile that reminds me of shredded wheat cereal, for some reason. The beer gets a tad strange in the middle - like it's trying to figure out where it wants to go. The grassy note from the nose wins out but it's a bit more earthy than spicy. Clean ending.

This is near the end of its freshness, I am sure, but still has a nice cleanness to it. It's borderline APA/IPA in bitterness at this point, but presumably was a little stronger in this sense when more fresh.

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

This was poured into a pint glass numerous times, always the same. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving a light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer. The smell had a decent sweet to bitter citrus rind and caramel malts running in and out of each other, (separated from each other). The taste was basically the same. Bitterness doesn’t seem to blend with the malts. The aftertaste is caramel sweet to light citrus. It leaves a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation comes across fairly harsh and the bitterness shows its face slightly. Overall, I say this was an okay AIPA, better in the taste, but wishing the aroma smelled together.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 50.7% out of 100 with 1,366 ratings
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