Ice Fog IPA | Yukon Brewing Company

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Ice Fog IPAIce Fog IPA

Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company
Yukon, Canada

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 51
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle. I very much like the label, very reminiscent of winter, here in the middle of summer, of course.

This beer pours a fairly clear, medium golden yellow hue, with a few skinny fingers of wanly puffy, loosely foamy, and yet still creamy dirty white head, which leaves some decent saggy webbed lacing around the glass as it readily falls away.

It smells of bready, crackery, and grainy pale malt, hard water flinty notes, and fruity citrus and floral, piney hops. The taste is more biscuity, bready malt, with some decent orange and tame white grapefruit citrus rind hop notes, but they're muted, or mixed with some indeterminate sweet floral essence, which differentiates this quite clearly from its American cousins - everything is very even, nothing standing out.

The carbonation is moderate, just a mildly sassy frothiness apparent throughout, the body a nicely balanced medium weight, and plainly smooth. It finishes off-dry, barely, with more of that citrus/floral duo hanging on to a weakly lingering grainy malt sweetness - the extra tick of alcohol not noticeable in the least.

A very balanced IPA, in the Canadian sense, meaning no one component stands out over another, versus the American version, where the 2 typical flavour behemoths maintain 'equilibrium' via threats of mutually assured destruction. Indeed a sessionable English India Pale Ale, with a subtle Canuck twist, ABV notwithstanding.

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Photo of jcubz
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - hazy golden, thumb of white head with decent lacing left
S - hop spicy, tinny, and grainy
T - resiny and citrus hop profile is there but subtle, tinny metallic tinge, toasty grainy malt
M - light feel moving to dry and bitter with a slight spicy linger
D - nice hop mix but just a little too subtle for an IPA, but is easy drinking

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Photo of 1stOffender
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Berls_McSquirrels
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of MrTap
4.44/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikebu
2.72/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of evlu1441
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really enjoyed the Yukon Amber Ale, so I decided to give this one a try.

It pours a medium straw kind of colour with tons of fine carbonation streaming to the top. There isn't much of a head to speak of.

the aroma is hoppy and roasty. A little unusual and slightly grainy for an IPA, but still pretty pleasant.

Medium body with some malty notes to start, followed by slight hop bitterness. There is a smooth finish without much bitterness. This isn't hoppy enough for my taste, but it is still very drinkable. I'm not sure if I'd get it again, considering there are better IPAs out there at the same pricepoint.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Average IPA.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to the Yukon rep Dave for the sample bottle! I'm to understand this stuff is almost the same as the Snow Blind done for Sherbrooke, but not dry-hopped.

Pours out a slightly hazed apricot/amber hue, a finger's width of creamy slightly off-white head that recedes to a thin frothy cap.

Floral and fruity nose, a bit of citrus and pine, faint toasted biscuity malt deep into the background.

Somewhat balanced in the flavour dep't, although the malt isn't as apparent, except by keeping the hops in check. Speaking of hops, they're herbal, with some grapefruit rind and mild pine, grassy and leafy as well.

Smoothness in the mouthfeel with the exception of the carbonated kick on the finish, which lends a more refreshing aspect.

This would make a decent starter IPA for those looking to check out the style, who haven't worked their way up to appreciating a high ceiling of IBU's. Also fits the bill for a good session ale too.

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Photo of haley
3.99/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with a thin head, retains the sudsy look indefinitely. Average gold colour and carbonation.

Aroma: Interesting maltiness that calls to mind hamster wood chips. This is pleasant, a delicate kind of smell, not a sour maltiness. A bit rubbery. Biscuity, I guess. General effect seems somehow similar to acidity in coffee or crisp white wine in that it gives, if not crispness, lightness. The hops are behind the malt.

Taste: Balanced. Some sweetness, then bitterness and malty flavour, and some residual bitterness on the tongue. Some toasty flavours at the front. Also subtly peachy.

Mouthfeel: Not lacking in body. Perception of body gives way to hop bitterness.

Overall. I find this beer frustratingly quiet on the hops. Turn up the hops! But I recognize it's a fine creation and perhaps the problem is in the limitation of the categories. "IPA" doesn't suit it well. In Scotland I imagine no category would be necessary.

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Photo of NorthernSails
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Reswald
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average golden, yellow color, thin white head, a few carbonation streams. Head shrinks but never totally disappears, limited lacing.
Aroma is more malty than hoppy. Grainy and biscuity to start. Some hop freshness, but not nearly as much citrus or leafy/earthy hops as I was expecting from an Eglish Pale Ale.
Taste is well balanced, but not overly strong or flavorfilled. Some malt sweetness, then some hoppy bitterness.
Mouthfeel and body are average and unremarkable.
A good beer for sure, but nothing pushes it to be anything more. Maybe I was expecting more IPA-ness (is that even a word??).
I must give it another try to be sure.

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Photo of Mousel
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LampertLand
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Trancesexual
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Idrankthat
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Derek
3.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Hazy/foggy orange, off-white head, very little retention, hint of lace.

S: Floral, citrus, rind, toffee & biscuit.

T: Floral, citrus rind, grainy biscuit, toffee, peachy fruity esters, light bitterness, hint of cardboard-like oxidation.

M: Moderate body has a modest carbonation and a light acidity.

D: Approachable, but not overly enticing.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Twist off cap of the bottle and I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-burnt amber to orange color with a slim finger's worth of foamy to fizzy white head. It immediately dissipates and leaves no lacing.
The smell had some burnt cake-like malts, a light grassy hop, and a light earthy hop. Some caramel malts show themselves as well.
The taste was mainly malty with a decent earthy to grassiness running underneath. Lingering malty aftertaste resides and leads into the finish.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a stickiness hard to let go - cloying - yes.
Overall, yeah, about this one, not really. I don't mind good English IPA's but this isn't one of them.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Perfectly clear light brown. Head is two fingers but falls flat fast. Minimal lacing.
S- Smell is floral and just a touch of citrus. There is a touch of pale malt and sweetness. But it more muted than it should be, even for an English style.
T- Good floral flavors.There is just a hint of orange juice that slips in there. Malt lightness balances it out, a bit too much.
M- Light-medium body, crisp carbonation.
O- It's a fine English IPA, but I would like a bit more hops. The whole thing stays too muted. Easy drinking though.

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