India Pale Ale | Ice Harbor Brewing Company

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48 Ratings
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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ice Harbor Brewing Company
Washington, United States
iceharbor.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by woemad on 09-27-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark yellow and light orange combo with a 1/5" white head on the top that goes away slyly. Aroma was boozy, bitter, not inviting.

Taste was hot alcohol, high bitterness, crystal malt caramel and toffee feels. Another one of 'those' ipas.

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Photo of Donkster46
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dpkpr
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NWbyNW_Brew
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of casapy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of 68nosbird
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Reidrover
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in S. Salem. $4.79 This has a new label compared to the page and is 6.7% alc. Pours a nice slightly hazy orange colour with a large ,thick and frothy off white head. Nice aromas, of resiny/piney hop along side good bold caramel malt profiles. Quite balanced in the taste.. malts and hops combine well but the pine driven hop comes though in the end to dominate. Godd clean palate well carbonated and slightly dry in the end..long lasting hop aftertaste. Nice PNW IPA..not bad at all.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of snohojimbo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Attractive amber brew with lots of foam and lacing with every pour in the conical snifter. It settles down rather quickly but leaves a frothy mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. Interesting mild aroma of sweet flowers and fresh straw.

Pleasant malty base with a nice sweetness to go with the hops. Finishes with a deep resiny hop flavor. Spritzy and fruity like pear cider. Hints of mango and apple. Moderately bitter aftertaste with an acidic edge. A very drinkable IPA with plenty of hops and a more friendly sort of flavor. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of vande
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of leedorham
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of chugamugofsud
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of jellikit
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: medium-gold. Medium foamy-head, nice lacing that is persistent.

Smell: nothing really stands out.

Taste: not much malt profile but hoppy. Piney aftertaste. Alcohol at the back end. Balanced well. But pretty bitter.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium, nice body. Think Elle McPherson.

Overall: good IPA. Needs a little less bittering and more aroma. But good

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a cloudy coppery orange amber. A slight gusher out of the bottle on opening. Resulted in an active pour with a massive white head that ended up a 1/4" above the glass with good retention. Looked kinda cool. Dissipated slowly leaving a moderate head and massive lacing. Aroma was present on the pour with pineapple, bready malt and decent herbal hops. Flavor is sweet malt with a heavy dose of pine and citrus hops, hops are dominant, leaving a rather dry, hoppy, citrus and bitter finish. There seems to be a saison-like faint funkiness in the aftertaste, probably due to the intense fresh hops. I lean towards maltier IPAs, and this is somewhat unbalanced towards the hops for me. However, the fresh hop flavor and overall taste balance still won me over. Medium bodied, with the mouth feel improved by active carbonation. A nicely made and attractive Northwest IPA.

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Photo of Docer
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.0)

- Pours a very lightly cloudy straw yellow and copper zesty orange.. like a west coast number. Not much head, but sits nicely with scattered foam and a bit of a ring of lace. Overall simple, and not a lively overcarbonated drinking bomb.

Smell: (3.0)

- Lovely grain aroma, slight roasty touch with a caramel back, and more bready malt and biscuit. The hops fair well, but don't show any face in the aroma. Slight grassy and herbal aromas maybe.

Taste: (3.5)

- Lovely biscuit and fruity yeast/malt base with a grassy and herbal bitter flare. Lovely malt notes without being overly sweet and sugar-like. Lots of bready base malt, and a lot of balance. Taste is quite good.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- This is a nicely carbonated brew with a chewy medium body. It is only a touch dry, but makes the tongue work a little, and demands another taste. Really well put together feel. The balance makes it creamy, and just right.

Overall: (3.5)

- The beer is brewed super well, it looks perfect almost, and has just that. The hop profile is just a tad short for me... maybe not the bittering hops, but the aroma. This should be dry-hopped with a dose of Amarillo... or what they used in the boil. Solid feel, very nice to drink, and balanced... just a little more bready malt-forward for me.. and I like bready malt!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Green Lantern today.

The beer pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty impressive, with considerable dry citrus, pepper and some underlying earthiness. There is some light malt noticeable as well, something that showed up even more prominently on the palate. Otherwise, the flavor profile replicated the nose, and although there was some noticeable sweetness on the mid palate, there was more than enough bitterness to dry the beer out on the finish. Mouthfeel was medium bodied at most, with a fairly long, bitter, slightly alcoholic finish.

While nothing extraordinary, this was a pretty solid, easy to appreciate and enjoy IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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India Pale Ale from Ice Harbor Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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