Brew Review: Alaskan Brewing Icy Bay IPA

by Kelli H. on April 29, 2014

Beer: Alaskan Brewing Co. Icy Bay IPA
Date: 4-18-14
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Type: IPA
Alcohol: 6.2%
IBU: 65

Appearance: Dark golden, hazy, lots of carbonation bubbles, good head retention

Aroma: Very balanced between hops and malt

Body & Texture: Carbonic/hop bite up front, feels light in the mouth, grapefruit shines through

Aftertaste: Bittness quickly fades into a nice malt after taste


Overall Impression:
My dad dropped this beer off for David and I to try. I’m happy he did because I really liked this one. Though, I feel like I’m sounding like a broken record lately. Always reviewing IPA’s and generally always liking them! I think this is a solid IPA and it has a great balance between hops and malt in my opinion. I would definitely buy a six pack of this IPA on my own. I have to admit though that this IPA doesn’t really stand out to me as something totally special. I just think that it’s well balanced, easy to drink, and I would definitely drink it again. It’s not too hoppy of and IPA, even though the IBU is 65, so I think even beginner IPA drinkers could enjoy this beer. If you see it, pick up a six pack because 1% of the proceeds go to the ocean! Cool, aye? Let me know if you’ve had the pleasure of enjoying this IPA. What’d you think?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Bexter April 29, 2014 at 1:55 pm

I don’t think I’ve found anything that disappoints from Alaskan. Their black IPA from a few years back is still one of my favorites!

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Made in Sonoma April 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I don’t think I ever had the pleasure of trying that one. 🙁 I agree though, I don’t think I’ve had a bad beer from them either.

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meghan May 1, 2014 at 1:13 am

I don’t think I have ever had beer from Alaska! This one looks like fun.

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