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RATINGS: 620   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (2084) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 12 oz bottle from Tipsy?s. Gold and clear with a lacy white head. Aroma is hoppy and bitter with herbs, flowers and spruce. Similar flavor with crisp malts and a lingering bitter finish. Medium body. 2.9. Update: I thought Icy Bay was a little better than their old one, probably around 3.1.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (311) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
Not impressed, but have no idea how old the bottle is. Wish all breweries would date their bottles. Drinkable as a session ale, but hops are faded.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3807) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Aroma is light pine, citrus and a hint of spice/heat. The flavor is light grapefruit, citrus, malts a pretty dry finish. Not bad if a little one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2282) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle received in trade from BeerKangaroo, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever. Aromas of caramel and citrus dominate with hints of mineral to round it out. The flavor is a bit of pine, spice, and citrus with a solid bready caramel to back it up. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mineral mouthfeel. Nice easy drinker, a bit old school but certainly serviceable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Toffee malt and orange peel/pine aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel. Light body. Not bad - standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (754) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours golden with a white head and nice lacing. Citrus, hop, floral and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, floral, honey and malt flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Moderate bitterness with a biscuit and hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1506) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Old rating from ’09. Thanks to ubrewidrink for sending this beer my way! Appears a clear golden yellow color with a lofty off white head that seems to want to stick to the side of the glass. The aroma is hoppy, floral, citrus with a definite malt backbone. The taste is initially slightly bitter then comes some malt and I get a little metallic flavor as well. The mouthfeel is nice on this brew - active carbonation yet smooth. light/medium in body. Overall a pleasing beer in most respects yet the flavor wasn’t all put together in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3569) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle: Pours clear, light gold/amber with a small white head. Orange, peach, apricot aroma. Taste is orange-peel, pine, earthy/herbal bitterring. Very light, crisp. Not bad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Davhgbrew (936) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Aromatic is an understatement. This brew pops hops and smells like the inside of a brewery. Slightly clear gold, with very little white lacing. Sips medium to full and slightly sweet and citrusy. Orange flavor and nice malt sweetness backing. Finish is slightly Offputting and weak, but a sweet and light ipa that is Sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
I LOVE ALASKAN BEERS!!!! Again the allure of this beer may be swaying my rating, and perhaps the memories of my trip to Alaska as well, but I’ll be damned if I don’t drink this beer and automatically think of the rustic-run down bar I first tried it in with my Grandfather almost 10 years ago. Just great.

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