Brew Review: Great Basin “Icky” IPA

by Kelli H. on July 3, 2012

Name: Great Basin Brewing Ichthyosaur “Icky” IPA
Date: 6-24-12
Location: Reno, Nevada
Availability: Year-round
Price: Uknown — gift from a friend
Alcohol: 6.4%
IBU’s: Unavailable

Aroma: Light smell of yeast, with mild hops.

Appearance: Gold, but kind of orange, too. Lots of small bubbles rising to the head, great lacing.

Body & Texture: Well carbonated, very light.

Aftertaste: Very little after taste. A small amount of bitterness, but fades quickly.

Overall Impression:
Very easy to drink beer. Tasted more like a pale ale to me, so if you’re not really into IPA’s this might be an IPA you could drink. It was a great summer beer since the abv isn’t too high. It was really light in my mouth. I wish it would have had more of a distinct aroma. Nothing really stood out to me with this one, not even the hops, which is unusual for an IPA. It didn’t really leave a lasting impression, but if I’m in Reno, and I visit the brewery, then I’d try it again. Maybe it’d be better on tap. I liked the label, and think it’s cool it’s named after Nevada’s state fossil.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one } July 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

That is pretty cool label 🙂 I like more oomph with my IPAS. Those that leave an impression. Either case, any new beer is worth trying once 🙂


David Wells July 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

This one was pretty good. Not a fav, but I enjoyed trying it. 🙂


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