Hazy Bay Juicy IPA
Alaskan Brewing Co.

Hazy Bay Juicy IPAHazy Bay Juicy IPA
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IPA - New England
Ranked #2,630
Ranked #36,436
3.66 | pDev: 10.66%
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
Very Good
Hazy Bay Juicy IPAHazy Bay Juicy IPA
Notes: A juicy and flavorful hazy IPA with a prominent hop character reflecting fresh citrus, tropical fruit, and stone fruit flavor.

Hazy Bay IPA is made from glacier-fed water and features Pale, Victory, Munich, and C-30 malts, brumalt, unmalted oats, raw wheat, and a combination of Sultana, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra hops.

53 IBU
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hreb from Washington

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can best by 110720 (...over 3 months away?). Served for no good reason in a tall pilsner glass. Muddy yellow-amber in color with a nice thick white foam atop. Mild citrusy juice aroma. Flavor has low to moderate bitterness, with some pineapple and passionfruit flavors asserting their presence. Tart wheat and yeast in the aftertaste, followed by a nice clean finish. Very drinkable, but not the most exciting, even if above average for Alaskan.

Aug 14, 2020
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superspak from Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 5/20/2020. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a small fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pineapple, tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/zest, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big pineapple, tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/zest, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness; and yeast tang on the finish. Lingering notes of pineapple, tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6%, or lingering hop burn after the finish. Overall this is an excellent NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish; great soft feel. Great Sultana, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra profile. Very juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank/earthy hops; with a nice sized wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected of the brewery.

Jun 24, 2020
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a near complete hazy, deep orange color with a soft, heavy white head. SRM of 10-11. (4.00)

Aroma: Juicy aromas of sweet orange citrus, and pineapple. A hint of herbs. Pretty simple. (3.25)

Flavor: Follows the nose with more sweet orange and citrus sweetness. Juicy and sweet nectar. Some nice orange flower when it's cold. Maybe crystal malt sweetness? (3.75)

Feel: Moderate body. Low carbonation. Feels thick and juicy on the tongue. A nice sweet alcohol presence. (3.50)

Compared to Lagunitas Lil Sumpin' Hazy 6/8/20: Pours an identical color. Less aroma. More orange juice and slight herbs. Less sweet orange resin, mango, and sugar. A lighter body.

Overall: A milder and juicy IPA. Not really hazy as others have pointed out. The right amount of body and sweetness for 6%. Nice and easy drinking. Could use more carbonation. Some work could be done on this beer. (Final Rating: 3.56)

Jun 09, 2020
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL OZ can
Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours a deep amber hue and is hazy. It is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves very little lacing.

The smell is citrus with some sweetness.

The taste is pretty bland. I get a little citrus.

Medium bodied with a slightly chalky mouthfeel

It goes down pretty easily but not much to see here.

Apr 26, 2020
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can (dated Best By 060420) poured into 14oz teku. poured a muddy dark orange color with over an inch of white head that low retention and lacing.

The aroma was fairly benign and neutral; low malt, and musty, grassy hops.

Same on the tongue, with just a bit of hop bite towards the back.

The body was light, crisp, smooth, and had a dry finish.

Drinkability suffered a touch, mostly from blandness.

Overall, not "bad" in any technical way, but very bland, boring, and forgettable.

Apr 15, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a nonic glass.

Pours cloudy orange/gold with limited head and lacing.

Aromas of honey, graham, citrus, white stone fruit, and floral/grass aromas.

The brew hits the tip of the tongue with honey sweetness followed by some citrus. And then things tail off fairly quickly. Moderate crackery malts in midstream with very subdued resin and grassy hops.

The brew has medium feel, but could use some more carbonation.

Overall this isn't an NEIPA. It's barely an IPA. It's more like a hazy APA--maybe. It isn't terrible; it actually has some decent flavors going on. It just isn't what it purports to be.

Mar 28, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 can poured into Pipeworks UFO glass. Dated best by 6/9/20.

A juicy hazy pour forms a likewise body of peach-blonde and has a creamy cap of 2 fingers, receding to 1/2 finger.

Aromas are floral and citrusy. A bit faint though. Grapefruit, lavender, biscuit, graham, blood orange, and orange tea.

Flavor makes for a very nice and enjoyable WEST-coast IPA. Lots of pleasant biscuit, caramel, and graham notes underneath pithy grapefruit and honeysuckle. Some lavender, some floral tea, and some tart tangerine.

Feel is juicy and acidic which is nice, but obviously doesn't match the rest of the beer. Carbonation is buzzing and alcohol heat is moderate.

Overall, with so many beers just like this badging the "hazy" moniker, the market is diluted with counterfeits which leaves the majority of normal unassuming beer drinkers thinking they've had a New England IPA. When you tell them beers like this aren't up to snuff, they look at you like you've grown an extra head. Unfortunately haze has become a trend chaser instead of a genuine style to replicate and that's awfully sad. Wish we had some real haze going on up here in South Dakota, distribution or local, I don't really care. (and I'll stop you right there before you say Drekker, because that's just wrong)

This isn't a bad beer, it's just a terrible New England-style IPA. Low overall score due to it being not what it claims.

Mar 20, 2020
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a pinky of cream colored head. No head retention or lacing

S: Some citrus, some breadyness, fades as it warms

T: A little orange peel, slight tartness, grapefruit & dryness up front. Bitter & sweet orange build as this warms, along with dryness & tartness. Finishes dry with grapefruit tartness

MF: Medium body, subdued carbonation, good balance

Drinks decent enough, wanted more juicyness & some nose would've been nice

Mar 14, 2020
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured in to a nonic glass. Dated 06/04/20

Look- Hazy golden amber color, nice off-white head with great retention and a good amount of lacing. Active carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (orange/tangerine, grapefruit and lemon), stone fruit (peach/nectarine), mango and pineapple, caramel malt, a bit of pine and herbal notes.

Taste- Follows the nose fairly well, pretty juicy with citrus fruits and stone fruits, a bit of pineapple and mango, sweet malt, minimal pine evident.

Feel- Medium bodied, crisp with a very light bitter finish, pretty nicely balanced. Moderate carbonation on the tongue.

O- A very nice west coast hazy. At 6% this could easily be a session type IPA during the summer. Definitely worth checking out.

Mar 06, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this seems quite a bit different than the icy bay to me, this cant just be an unfiltered version of it, has to be a new entity. to me, its a little malty for one of these, some amber in the color and some grain weight, but it also has a lot going for it, including a fresh and juicy hop profile that likes the little bit of grain sweetness, and a real well hidden alcohol content, this popped me off pretty good without me really knowing it, which is always fun. i get honey and orange peel and weed from the hops, and a resinous oily feel as well, sticky with the toasted grain in here, light brown sugar and like a simple syrup sweetness in the feel, some bitterness, and some tropical fruit from the hops late, guava and papaya and mango to me, rising above all the grain. i wish this drank just a little lighter, i like some structure but this is pushing it in the style for me, although i am appreciative of the toasted malt aspect, which hasnt made it into too many hazy types yet in my experience. in need of a little fine tuning overall, but a nice contribution to the style i think, something a little different, fresh and bigger, very solid as always from these guys, especially on the hoppy stuff...

Jun 25, 2019
Hazy Bay Juicy IPA from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 24 ratings