Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
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1,357 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
Ratings:
1,357
Reviews:
409
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
252
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,357 |  Reviews: 409
Photo of vikinggary28
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into my trusty glass mug. Colour is golden amber with a white head. Smells slightly piney with some floral notes. Taste like a very smooth west coast IPA with lighter than average citrus undertaste. Great mouthfeel. Goes down smooth but I would still say that this is just an average IPA. Nothing special yet still very drinkable. Prost!

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Photo of mamaraza
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zzachm18
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.4/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bilbobrewer
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Summary: nothing special.
12 oz bottle poured into tulip
BB date is April 27/17.....so good to go, kudos on the clear dating!

Pours very clear, some white foamy head, good carbonation...

but the taste is just bland, like an offering of one of the 'big brewers' that scrimps on ingredient quality.

If it was 'value priced, eg. $6.99 a 6pk, then maybe I'd be interested. Maybe. Otherwise, there are far more tasty, hop-forward IPAs for the money.

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Photo of JDoHo
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeTidd
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBobber
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a slightly hazy darker golden appearance with a soapy finger and a half of white head that left a lot of lacing on the glass on the way down.

The smell was going towards the typical west coast IPA with some flowery notes, some pine and a bit of dank earthiness in the background.

The taste was also following the west coast IPA style with a piney and flowery taste coming out of the beer.

Mouth feel was medium with a fairly dry finish to it.

Overall a cleanly made IPA that really did not have any real outstanding notes. Seemed to taste like similar well crafted west coast style of IPA's. I kind of felt this one got a little lost in all of the noise of these IPA's that have just flooded the market.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brolo75
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a clear golden orange color with a bright white full creamy, steady stream of bubbles, lots of lacing, looks good.

A: Pine needles, grapefruit rind, touch of malts, balanced, no alcohol on the nose, smells promising.

T: Not as good as the appearance and aroma, touch of pine needles and grapefruit rind, moderate amount of bitterness in the middle, citrus notes in the aftertaste.

M: Medium-light mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation with a dry finish.

O: Aroma and appearance are solid but the taste did not live up, pretty basic notes on the flavor, dry finish, lots of better IPAs out there.

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Photo of 98green
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpt_splding
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,357 ratings.
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