Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Icy Bay IPAAlaskan Icy Bay IPA
1,371 Ratings
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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3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pulled out of Val and Tom's fridge while house and cat sitting. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a hazy weak straw color with about 1/4 inch of white head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma had a mostly floral and pine hop scent, with a slight touch of citrus, and just a very light grain base. On the tongue, the malt was virtually non-existent, the pine and floral notes were lower and the citrus bigger, to the point that finish had a lot of lingering bitterness.

The body was pretty much average for the style, perhaps a touch light, but I've had lighter. Drinkability was OK, the beer went down quickly enough, and under the right conditions I could see knocking off a sixer at a cookout or such. Overall, not a great beer, not a terrible one, and probably a pretty decent one for the price point. Give it a shot, or 2, if you see it and need a budget IPA fix.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
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 +1.9%

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2.81/5  rDev -23.6%
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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,371 ratings
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