Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
Tucked away at the south end of Sitkaís road system, youíll find Silver Bay. Abundant marine life and the impressive sheer face of Bear Mountain make it especially photogenic. Soon after the brewery opened, a rough and tumble bunch of girls who work at a fish processing plant on Silver Bay came in for samples and noticed our IPA was not yet named. They recommended Silver Bay IPA then attempted to wipe out our supply. Also rough and tumble, our IPA is hoppy with plenty of flavor. 6% ABV

Malts: two row, wheat, crystal, carapils
Hops: nugget, cascade, CTZ

savnac's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2013
22oz bottle. Golden amber with a small off white head and some floaties/sediment. Aroma of citrus peel, toffee and earthy herbs. Flavor of sweet toasty malt, rough bitterness and some doughy yeast. Medium body with average carbonation. Not really a fan of this one, kind of rough and yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Can:   Dirty orange, moderate foamy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Mild hop nose, a little touch of soil and mealiness on the nose.   Moderately bitter on the tongue.   Could use a touch of sweetness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A little pithy on the finish.   Not real bright, no real sweetness, and not terribly bitter.   Very mild and pedestrian example.   You might say a bit of a snoozer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (apricot, mandarin orange, flowers), with notes of dried apricot and kumquat. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Well, itís nice to find the 4.1-quality stout I had from this brewery last year was no fluke...this place can brew! Beautiful fruity hop bouquet and nice malt make this one quite a joy. And just look at that appearance. Only complaint is the acidity is a bit much more my tastes, but itís clean and delightful. Canít wait to drink more of their stuff in the coming week or two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
15 July 2015, tap. Amber/gold, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is faint pink grapefruit citrus and granola malt. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Sweet granola malt and crisp, mildly bitter grapefruit citrus. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (2414) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Aroma: intense floral hops, Earl Grey tea. Appearance: hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: floral hops intensify the bitterness, light grain malts, soft carbonation, lightly dry finish. Overall: OK English-style IPA, nice floral and grassy hops. Bottle from Sled Dog, Canyon, AK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Sampled from the tap at the Hop Shop. Pours a clear amber gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges slowly and laces slightly. Aroma has bread and grass with a touch of earthy citrus underlying. Flavor has earthy citrus throughout with bread and grain backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours light copper with a beigeish head. Aroma seems floral/fruit. Near full bodied. Flavor is fruit, floral, perhaps some citrus and a slightly roasted malt eventually comes forth for support. This is a tasty brew, tho it has some APA aspects. Some herb/earth aspects emerge in the finish, which is well towards dry, and very nicely bitter. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Can in Seattle. Gusher, from the can and foam overpouring the pint glass. Deep hazy golden orange, tall foam. Aroma of good sweet hops, a nice balance of citrus and pine. A lovely balance all around, nice strong hop character with solid base malts as well. Carbonation and foam are a little too much but forgiven for the very nice flavors and drinkability. This would be a welcome addition to any tap list in my book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Draft at GABBF: Poured a copper golden with an off white head. Aroma is soft floral hops. Taste was hops, soapy, lightly bitter for an IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kemoarps (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Thick creamy tan head. good retention, good lacing. Thick opaque orange/amber body. Some sweet citrus smell comes out, floral and grains. Almost an engine oil/paint thinner burn in the back thatís a little disconcerting, but not quite as offputting as one would expect. Bitter green hops and grains. Floral and a bit of evergreen. A touch of grass and a sweet finish. Interesting and difficult to pin down. Glad my brother brought it back down from AK with him.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2014
22. Pours a clear medium amber with no head or lace after a minute or two. Big rough piney nose, some toasty caramel, and a bit of aluminum. Flabby medium body with little carb. Bitey, somewhat hot mid palate with highly acidic resiny note, a little twang, and then a rather hot and dry finish.

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