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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,339 |  Reviews: 403
Photo of magictrokini
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear gold pour with a wall of bubbles for a head. Nice release of citrus hops, with some pine and soap. Bit more soap in the taste, but that turns quickly into buttery hops and toasty malt. Not bad, but not nearly as good as others more easily available.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BB1313
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Best by 10/20/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with great clarity and transparency; fluffy off-white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are full of fresh bread and cracker malts. Hints of caramel, pine and lemon. The flavors are balanced. Lots of cracker notes. Some citrus notes. Pine and fresh grass is present. Slightly earthy and spicy. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with active carbonation. Very easy to drink.

This is an "old-school" example of the style. It might not match up with the modern examples of the style, but it's not bad. It's more like a classic pale ale, in my opinion.

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Photo of SoccerGuy87
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drpimento
2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had a lot higher hopes for this. Poured with a great, large, foamy, off white head that lasts a while and good lacing. Color is a clear dark yellow. Aroma is a mild blend of hop, caramel, malt. Flavor has nose and some wet cardboard. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of short to medium length.

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Photo of brownbeer
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle

Typical color, pale golden.

The nose is flowery and earthy hops with peachy,fruity undertones. It's not very pungent, almost hard to smell.

It tastes more like an English style to me with more earthy flavors and a quick finish that's not very bitter or flavorful.

It's easy to drink, but the flavors don't really make me want to drink more. It's just too light all around and might go better with food.

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Photo of avaldivia
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured 12oz bottle into a Belgian Tulip glass.

A: Orange copper color. Nice head with good retention. good lacing.

S: Maltier than I would have expected. The citrus hop is there but subdued. I wonder if its because this is old, or if its because it just a maltier IPA.

T: Same. The hop is subdued. Nothing special.

M: Syrupy. Too carbonated. weird aftertaste.

O: This is an IPA I will be skipping. If I am every in Juneau I will give this a try at the brewery, but other than that, I'm not really interested.

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Photo of dhilltop2000
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow color with a slight amber hue. The head starts to form nicely with a large tight layer of white foam. This tight layer is soon lost revealing large sudsy type bubbles. Smells mild for an IPA. Slight stale aroma but enough citrus and hops to keep me from worring about it. Thin on the palate, almost makes me think im not drinking and IPA. Also very light on the hop finish. OK beer, nothing to go out of the way for.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of WeeBourbon
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of wibrewer
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Wiscodrinker
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Jared326
3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of tbone64
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of beerdrifter
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear deep yellow pour with a nice white head and decent lacing. Subdued nose with an odd hint of soap to it and a touch of grass. Not much else going on. The taste is subdued as well. Some lemon zest, pine, grass and a little caramel maltiness. Nice crisp, dry, light hop finish makes it a nice refreshing and drinkable summer beer. Not the hop monster I prefer, but a decent beer.

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Photo of pperez38
3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Mrose78
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light ipa with a flowery undertone.

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Photo of pisano
3/5  rDev -18%

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