Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Icy Bay IPAAlaskan Icy Bay IPA
1,373 Ratings
Alaskan Icy Bay IPAAlaskan Icy Bay IPA

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

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

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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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Photo of vikinggary28
3.57/5  rDev -3%
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 +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of zzachm18
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdFed
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.4/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bilbobrewer
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
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/ 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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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,373 ratings
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