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RATINGS: 635   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Perfect aroma for an IPA but perhaps not strong enough. Clear golden color. Crisp sharp taste first mouth touch thru middle when carbonation overpowers. Not much soft hop flavor but the sharp tartness might be the hops...skirt lacing on glass. Citrusy. Almost numb mouthfeel.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmonster (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottled. Pours orange with a short head. Short retention and minimal lace. Aroma is resiny and barnyard with a hint of citrus. Medium bitter flavor. Light plus body with a crisp bitter finish. Itís nice to meet an IPA at this ABV, which seems rare these days. However, the qualities within are not ones that I would seek again.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1663) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2014
I think anticipation was the saviour of this beer. Itís obviously a rarity that this beer had come all the way from Alaska to the complete opposite side of the Pacific where it was enjoyed... and it was enjoyed. Yellow-gold colour with a finger of white head that sat, thought about sitting there and then collapsed on me. Good clarity and carbonation and the aroma was of zingy pine resin, green spruce needles and everything that is wonderful about Pacific NW hops. Then when it came to tasting I was actually slightly disappointed. I like writing about positive things, but this beer was unbalanced. It lacked body and the accompanying maltiness. It needed to have a big body to match that sublime aroma, but it didnít. I enjoyed this beer because of its promise, the aroma and the feeling I was trying something truly exotic. Ah well. There were no faults that I could ascertain except the lack of body. A pity.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1246) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent copper/brown color, sits very still in the vessel, extremely low carbonation. Razor thin white ring for a head minimal lacing, if at all. Aroma of pine and light caramel. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt tastes like it was stripped of itís caramel right before it was brewed, middle has an ever so light hop wave, finish is only slightly acidic. Iím sure itís old- no beer for almost 30 days sucked, but long story short, Iím glad Iím alive and I still have my right leg- kinda.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5079) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (232) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1941) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (4842) - 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. Itís light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, itís an average tasting IPA, but the aroma is just off.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (477) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2636) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fakebeersnob (155) - 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.


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