Icy Bay IPA

Icy Bay IPA

India Pale Ale

India Pale Ales are characterized by intense hop flavor and aroma accompanied with medium maltiness and body while also being crisp and dry.


Alaskan Icy Bay IPA is made from glacier-fed water and a blend of Cascade, Bravo, Calypso, Summit and Apollo hops and premium two-row pale and specialty malts.


Alaskan Icy Bay IPA is made from glacier-fed water and a blend of Summit, Bravo, Calypso, Apollo and Cascade hops and premium two-row pale and specialty malts. Our water originates in the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice Field and from more than 90 inches of rainfall each year.


  • Original Gravity: 1.057
  • ABV: 6.2%
  • Bitterness: 65 IBU
  • Color: 9 SRM


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India Pale Ale is a style of ale originally derived from a colonial thirst for British-brewed beers. By initially brewing the beer to high specific gravities it could continue to ferment during the journey to British colonies. Larger amounts of hops were also added for their preservative properties and resulted in a golden beer with a hoppy flavor.

The Story Behind the Label

The surfers who ride the waves around Yakutat and Icy Bay have to be prepared for all of the extremes that come with Alaska’s maritime climate. That can mean air temperatures well below freezing, and water temperatures not too much higher. It’s sometimes called blue face surfing, and it requires a special breed of adventurer to seek out the rugged shorelines that yield the best breaks.

Alaskan Icy Bay IPA comes from the heritage of a beer brewed to endure the long ocean journey from England to India, with a bold taste, brisk bitter bite, and a citrus hoppy aroma. For the surfers who venture into the cold waters of Icy Bay, it’s a beer to match the intensity of a remote ride on a wave breaking on a solitary Alaskan beach.

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Alaskan Icy Bay IPA – Making a difference, one beer at a time.
The ocean and waterways are a vital resource in all the states where we distribute. That’s why Alaskan Brewing is donating 1% of proceeds from Alaskan Icy Bay IPA to promote the health and sustainability of oceans, waterways and coastlines.
This effort is called the Coastal CODE because Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone.”

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