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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPAAlaskan Icy Bay IPA

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy medium gold body, with a large, dense, and coarse white head, which retains well. Faint streams of fine carbonation drift slowly to the surface. Scattered, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Fairly prominent grapefruit and pine tar hops dominate the aroma. Sweet, pale malt is also notable, although it is overshadowed by the hops.

Taste: Opens with sharp grapefruit rind hop flavors, these dominate throughout the taste. As the taste progresses, sweet orange hops are present, although to a greatly lesser extent, as well, as a modest pale malt presence, with a subtle toasted flavor. Late in the taste, there are some notable grassy hop flavors as well. Finishes with a lingering, moderate grapefruit and pine hop flavors.

Mouth feel: Smooth, very soft, and full, with slight zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Nicely done, a solid example of the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off cap, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which has some retention but not much. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a pale amber that appears as a golden straw when held up to the light. Considerable lacing at the moment.

Nose- Nice but simplistic. Shows citrus (mostly orange with a little bit of lemon) but not much else. Some hints of honey, a light floral character, maybe even some caramel. Very slight notes of pine and resin in the background. Swirling shows light honey and a very light peach.

Taste- Reflects the nose for a while (citrus (mostly orange again), some honey, brief floral notes, slight caramel) then moves into a much more stereotypical IPA flavor profile. Grapefruit, huge notes of pine and resin which, at first, seemed to contribute to a strong bitter finish but seems a little more rounded at the moment. Earwax as well as the linger reasserts itself. Most of the interesting notes fade and leave the bitter notes of pine, resin, grapefruit, and earwax to dominate. No flaws but fairly boring. Lacks complexity. Okay balance and integration. Above average beer but a rather average IPA. Some matchstick.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with a slight syrupiness to the texture. Light carbonation, little zing.

Drinkability- I'm not much a hophead anymore so the bitter linger is undesirable but otherwise, it's pretty drinkable. Pretty standard craft beer price so I would definitely grab something else. Only bought this because it was in a variety pack.

Overall- Above average. Worth a try but it is just a run of the mill IPA. I will not be purchasing it again. This is mostly because when I drink IPAs these days, I try to go for the cream of the crop.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,379 ratings
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