Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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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:
#30,205
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
1,434
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
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39
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Ratings: 1,434 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of BenHoppy
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

A-Bottle with a BB of Jan 14 2018 poured into a pint glass. A couple fingers of big bubbled white head atop a golden brew with good clarity.
S-Grass and herbal hop aroma. Caramel and toffee aromas noticed in the malt. Fairly strong malt presence for an ipa.
T-Hops pop a bit more in the flavor. Once again herbal and grassy with some back end bitter rind in the finish. A malty ipa.
M-Moderate to high carbonation that competes with the hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied.
O-A ipa with a fair amount of hop kick but definitely with a more significant toasted type malt character than most IPAs.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

$ 2.19 (Including tax)/12 oz bottle ($ 0.177/oz) at Meijers, Wyoming, MI.
BB 110317 bottle stored in store cooler then in my 42 degree reefer. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Citrus floral, perfumey
Head – Large (Maximum 6.3 cm, aggressive pour), off white, low density froth, average retention time, diminishing to a mm ring, an irregular three to eleven mm ring, a rocky partial layer, and some broken lace as the head withdraws.
Lacing – Not very good. In addition to the residue from the head withdrawal, only tiny islands of lace remain.
Body – Light orange, very slight haze.
Flavor – Begins bitter with some light maltiness and some floral hoppiness. No alcohol, no diacetyl. Makes my lips sticky.
Palate – Just into medium from light, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression: Although I like the slight maltiness, the perfume aspect is off-putting. Otherwise, this is a decent low end IPA with a reasonable price point.
Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.25.

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

Photo of LetsgoAs9
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best year round supermarket-available IPAs around - prefer to Lagunitas and SN Torpedo

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Photo of crewfan1952
2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a darker amber color with a white soapy finger or so of head. There is some lacing left on the glass. Tis is an above average beer for the style, but not exceptional.

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

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

Photo of TrojanRB
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSh3a08
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Traderjohn1968
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear appearance. A bit fruity with subdued hops. A so-so IPA with a catchy name.

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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 bnes09
2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,434 ratings