Alaskan Icy Bay IPA | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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83
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1,357 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:
1,357
Reviews:
409
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
252
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,357 |  Reviews: 409
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you've seen my reviews in the past you know I enjoy IPAs and this one didn't disappoint. Lots of flavour not an extreme smell like in some others. Great drinkability - had 2 pints in an hr or so without feeling the alcohol. Step up from Lagunitas which has been among my favourites in the genre for many years. Not quite as good as Stone but quite good nevertheless. I'm glad to see Alaskan with a hop-friendly alternative to their smoked porter which I'm also quite fond of.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of JoeTidd
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ta_hagen
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice foamy head. Crisp and fruity and floral hops, with a bread like dry finish. It;s a very easy to drink IPA, SMOOTH.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ñretty gooooood go for ir

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear golden color with a filmy white head. Nice fruity hop aroma with some citrus and caramel malt. Taste has rush of hop bitterness, lemon peel and pine oil with some tropical fruit, almost like fruit salad that finishes very bitter. It's surprisingly light with a decent amount of carbonation and a dry finish. This beer hangs with the best IPA's it's not as malty as most which I actually like.

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4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Stone IPA glass

A: dark gold color or you could call this light amber good lace and head retention is good

S: grapefruit orange lemon a lot of citrus very enjoyable

T: grapefruit orange lemon and citrus rind very good taste

M: med carbonation light mouth but not watery

D: a sessionable IPA that is fun to drink

overall: very solid IPA I was not expecting such good things from this one, very enjoyable and a nice surprise.

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4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alaskan Icy Bay IPA brewed by Alaskan Brewing Co., With an ABV of 6.20% This American IPA pours out a nice golden amber color with a decent white foamy head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of Alaskan Icy Bay IPA is rich with hop bitterness, earthly grains and malts. There is also a slight sweetness in the smell of this brew. This brew has the look and smell of most American IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is Bold with hoppy flovors at first then mellows out at the end. The smooth ending is what does it for me. There are some nice earthly grains and malts in the taste as well. There is a lot going on in Icy Bay IPA, I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.20% ABV in this brew. This American IPA has a super nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. If you are looking for a bold yet smooth IPA , look this one up.
The mouth feel of Icy Bay IPA, is Rich, Bold, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.50 out of 5 I would definitely look this brew up again givin the chance to. Alaskan Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this American IPA.

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4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a two-head, inviting hazy gold color. Nice head all the way down the glass. Moderate lacing.

S - Great blend of floral and cirtus hop fragrances. Needs to be stronger though.

T - Alcohol and a lemony sweatness on the nose. Thed body is very well balanced with a pinging citrous hop flavor dancing around the tongue. The finnish is lemony and bitter and leaves a pleasant bitter-sweet aftertaste.

M - Medium body with plenty of carbonation. After swallowing, the beer still bubbles on your tongue. Very Pleasant! Seems to suite the beer perfectly

D - This is my favorite IPA so far. Plenty of hop presence (by no means harsh), which I expect from my IPAs and still delicious tasting. I wouldn't want to knock back more than about two of these in a night, but this is a perfect for when you just want one drink. A great deal at about $6.50 a six here in Oregon- will definately look for again next time i'm in the PNW!

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,357 ratings.
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