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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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In early 2014 Alaskan re-branded their IPA as Icy Bay IPA

The very intense, complex aromatic character with a refreshing, crisp finish is achieved by dry hopping. The fruity, citrusy aroma is a nice complement with grilled prawns and spicy foods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is caramel malt and resiny/citrus hops. Flavor is semi sweet caramel malt with a touch of bready. Medium bodied a tad fizzy followed by a nice solid bitter finish. Nice beer all round

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (230) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
On tap at Landsdowne Arms. Pours golden and cloudy and makes a medium white head. Not much aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1850) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Hazy orange body, lightly soapy white film. Aroma of light pungent florals, perfume, faint fruit, a hint of dirt & earth. Taste is kind of piny with light citrus peel, floral notes, & herbal tones. Kind of watered down, a little vague. Earthy finish, very light & wet. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of light citrus, dirty grass/florals, and grapefruit peel. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus with a hint of fruit. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit with a touch of florals and grass. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s an average tasting IPA, but the aroma is just off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (470) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber/gold with a creamy tan head. Citrus,piney hops, and malt in the aroma and taste. Proper bitterness throughout. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/4/2014. Pours crystal clear deep gold color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of citrus hops and bready pale malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Good balance and robustness of citrus hops and bready pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. More of a balanced IPA that is not too bitter, but still has nice hoppiness in flavor. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fakebeersnob (150) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2014
This is an IPA. That is about it. It smells like a normal IPA. A bit darker than some, but not much. The taste is pretty much a typical IPA. It is a decent IPA to go with spicy foods. Basically, if I am eating and want a beer, this is pretty good for it. Nothing special, and not one I would grab when I just want to enjoy a good beer. It is pretty average. Not bad, just nothing that makes it stand out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
teemoney (59) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Gold in color with thin white head that receded quickly but sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma is bready, with some piney hops in yhe background. Taste has more bread, with bread crust and some bitter pine in the finish. Feel is a bit sharp, appropriate for an IPA. Overall, not that great. Very little character, kind of bland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2816) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
The aroma is caramel, citrus. The flavor is caramel, citrus, bread, grapefruit, nice. The finish is pine, citrus. Medium in body, slightly thick, long finish. The appearance is amber in color. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (339) - - AUG 28, 2014
clear amber color; nice citrusy hop aroma; a crisp, light, citrusy IPA; citrusy hops on a dry, light malt base

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