Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
1,358 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:
1,358
Reviews:
409
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
253
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,358 |  Reviews: 409
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of DMay
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of nqdell
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a- thin clear gold with head that disappears quickly

s- hops strong in piney scent

t- Very drinkable ipa with enough hop to satisfied a indian snob

m- bounces oo the tongue and give a creamy feel and tingles the nostrils

Overall a fine bargain beer I would choose over the peers in this category.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of utopiajane
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful gold with lovely clarity and some lager type bubbles floating ever upward to a fat head of bone white foam that had excellent retention and left clinging lace. Nose is earthy and citrusy. A powdery and soft hop floral pervades the nose. There is a light and earthy pine and pink grapefruit. The malt to the nose is a but a drop of tempting honey, just a bit of sugary sweetness. Taste is mild and juicy. The pink grapefruit abounds in the flavor. Tart, citric and with some of the bright zest of the fruit peel. The mouthfeel is west coast style lightness and as it warms a just a hint of cracker peeks through. It's not very sweet but just sweet enough. The hops are floral perfection in this and exude their powdery musk throughout the drink. Their sweetness is unique in this aspect. The pine and a subtle herbal combine for a more delicate approach to the palate. The bitter is soft and graceful and ends this beer dry, with a slight pucker and with you wanting more.

Lovely.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking glazed orange color with a one finger white foamy head that died off in about a minute. Light lacing was here and there.
The smell had a really nice citrusy hoppiness inviting a nice light caramel maltiness to balance.
The taste was basically a balanced sweet citrusy hoppiness to light caramel malts.
The mouthfeel had a good sharpness running over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA that I would have again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden colored body with a thick, chunky, white head; spidery lacing on the glass. Pine and earth aroma. Mild malt flavors; slight berry fruitiness; good hop bitterness lingering at the finish. Medium bodied; smooth and slick mouthfeel; dry finish.

A good if unexceptional IPA. Hits the style parameters with decent balance and respectable depth of flavor but there's nothing exceptional or memorable going on. Taste does have a nice juicy quality to it.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,358 ratings.
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