Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Icy Bay IPAAlaskan Icy Bay IPA
BA SCORE
50.7%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 1,367 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:
#30,216
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
1,367
Liked:
693
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
11.68%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
258
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,367 |  Reviews: 412
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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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LloydDobler
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caveworm
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this has a three finger thick head, with solid lacing, and a deep golden body.

Smells like citrus and tropical hops.

I taste bitter and flavorful hops with a clean and refreshing hops.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co. with an overall 4.25

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alaskan Icy Bay IPA brewed by Alaskan Brewing Co., With an ABV of 6.20% This American IPA pours out a nice golden amber color with a decent white foamy head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of Alaskan Icy Bay IPA is rich with hop bitterness, earthly grains and malts. There is also a slight sweetness in the smell of this brew. This brew has the look and smell of most American IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is Bold with hoppy flovors at first then mellows out at the end. The smooth ending is what does it for me. There are some nice earthly grains and malts in the taste as well. There is a lot going on in Icy Bay IPA, I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.20% ABV in this brew. This American IPA has a super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. If you are looking for a bold yet smooth IPA , look this one up.
The mouth feel of Icy Bay IPA, is Rich, Bold, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.50 out of 5 I would definitely look this brew up again givin the chance to. Alaskan Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this American IPA.

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

Alaskan Brewing Icy Bay IPA
Live review. Poured from stubby 12 oz. bottle that I bought as a “mix sixer” from Giant Eagle in Madison, Ohio a few days ago into a clean, clear glass. “Mix sixer“ was $10.99. Best by 06 04 17” stamped on label so this one is still fresh! 6.2% ABV listed on the label.
A: Clear golden body with streams of bubbles rising up to about a one inch head upon moderately vigorous pouring. Dissipates down to about a centimeter within 2 minutes.
S: Distant again (like the Husky IPA from last night) but picked up some light floral hops in the smell. VERY light malt in the smell as well.
T: Another light, somewhat floral with very little malt sweetness IPA. This one (contrasting it with the Alaskan Husky IPA that I had last night) is not as interesting, however.
M: Light with only the hops bitterness bringing a little sting in the feel. Again here rather boring, unadventurous.
D/O: Drinkability is average. Overall this is just a very average IPA and less interesting than its brother, the Alaskan Husky IPA.

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Photo of Tyler_Mosley
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another IPA from these guys. Into a pint glass
A bit hazier than I expected very dark amber brown color with a 1/2 inch of head that sticks around a bit. Again some pine and floral notes but nothing amazing. Taste is pretty balanced if not forgettable but this one at least has some lingering bitterness to the palate. Smooth light to medium body for easy drink ability.

Overall another OK beer from Alaskan I do appreciate they are balanced and not super bitter.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 50.7% out of 100 with 1,367 ratings
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