Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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3.68/5
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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:
#34,656
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
1,424
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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38
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Ratings: 1,424 |  Reviews: 428
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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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

Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,424 ratings