Beer: Alaskan Brewing Co. Icy Bay IPA
Location: Juneau, Alaska
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
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?