Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
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1,339 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:
1,339
Reviews:
403
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
248
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,339 |  Reviews: 403
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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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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3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

had this on tap at the stars/avs game at pepsi center last night. surprised I have not reviewed it before, as I have had this many many times. its a lighter ipa in color, more golden than anything else, with inviting citrusy and honey sweetness aromatics. well balanced compared to many, a pale malt base supports a robust but not overpowering hopping that results in a drinkably flavorful hop forward ale that makes pretty darn good hockey beer. my critique is that it doesn't stand up so well against the more assertively hopped ipas out there, and comes across more as an American pale ale than an ipa, but I guess that's being unnecessarily critical of a well above average beer. its just a little more tame. I like the carbonation and lighter of feel of this, the alcohol is well hidden and this is a fine session beer if you can take the buzz with you. not as interesting as some Alaskan brews, but a serviceable ipa at a good price.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.81/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I love IPA'S and have grown to love a well balanced IPA like lagunitas little sumpin. This ipa from Alaskan is sub par. I won't go much further with this review. Yes it does have hops. But if you like only hops and bubbles this is your choice. I would have liked more malts less bubbles. I can only assume that this ale was fermented much colder than a typical ale should, since it was brewed in Alaska, hence the carbonation. Respect it anyways.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - clear golden amber color with lots of lacing on the sides as I swill it down

S - Very clean hop smell to this one (citrus, pine, grapefruit), refreshing.

T - Pretty massive bitterness, citrus zest.

M - light, bitter aftertaste, alc hidden.

O - Wanted more specific flavors coming off the hops.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,339 ratings.
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