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:
#30,180
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 SaisonRichBiere
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeTidd
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBobber
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brolo75
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Cpt_splding
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It is the first time I am having an IPA from Alaska. It thought it was pretty good.

Look: clear with a golden hue with a bubbly thin white head.

Aroma: moderate aroma of citrus and pine

Taste: Sweet toasty malt backbone and grapefruit, a little bit of pine, medium bitterness for an IPA.

Feel: light and smooth, significant carbonation

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Photo of Gemini6
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elec
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iridius
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stebbi7833
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.95/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sohearn
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent head rapidly collapses on itself

Surprisingly clear with a rather rudy gold colour

Flavor is very very fruity which is enhanced by some sweet roasted malts followed by some random piney bitterness that's quite inchoate but not terrible

Mouthfeel is light and fluffy but a more robust mouthfeel would be more appropriate

Overall pretty good

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Photo of jsmith313
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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