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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Photo of mothman
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a white head. Leaves some sticky lace. Color is a clear golden orange.

Aroma: Bready pale malts. Grapefruit citrus. Floral hops. Very earthy. Pretty fresh.

Taste: Orange and grapefruit citrus. Bready pale malts. Floral and piney. Earthy.

Mouthfeel: Bitter. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall, a decent ipa. A little above average. A bit malty. However, this is pretty solid.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear golden yellow. Lots of bubbles quickly rising to the top. Big foamy white cap, about three fingers. Excelletn retention and good lacing.

S - Slightly muddled mix of grassy and citrusy hops. Neither one comes through as the dominant but they do mix together to give a decent hop aroma. Light hints of sugar cookies as well.

T - Citrusy and grassy, much like the aroma. A little too much straight bitterness without the mice IPA flavors to match. Just a hint of sweetness in the finsh which does provide a nice finish. The main part of the taste is just a little too rough around the edges.

M/D - On the medium side of light bodied, and surprisingly thin. The beer has some decent flavors, but none of them come together well. A little bit of a dissapointmnt here.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear yellow/gold color. Poured a 2 finger cream off-white head that dissipated to a thick skim. Lots of lacing. Decanted continually

S: Grapefruit, haya and soft floral hops. Slightly sweet, bready malt hangs in the background. A hint of peppery spice.

T: The bready malt actually a bit in the forefont over the soft herbal hops. more sharply bitter in the finish. Crisp then coating in the finish.

M: Light side or medium body. Nicely balanced carbonation. Lingering dryness in strangely coating feel.

D: Very drinkable for the style as - though mild - beer is well-balanced.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle for $3.49 which is quite a rare price for a bomber these days. the first whiff of the bottle is instant grassy hops. It smells slightly more subdued in the glass. The color is yellow and the beer is quite clear. the flavor has some mild bitterness but not the hoppiness I expected after smelling the beer. Overall, not bad but given the quality of IPA's these days it will be hard for this to compete.

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3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,361 ratings.
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