Big Man IPA - Cambridge Brewing Company
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3.05/5 rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
"He's a big, strong man with a child's mind, don't you take his booze away!" - Dropkick Murphys
@ Atwoods, Sommerville MA. Found an extra $20 that I didn't know I had so I took my ladyfriend out for a beer.
Hazy copper color with a thin white head. Momentary thin skim throws up a few lacey splashes before dying out. Honestly, it wasn't a great pour.
Floral and citrus hop aroma with bubble gum. There's a very faint, mild fruit malt under there somewhere.
I didn't get the citrus bomb that many reviewers described but rather a clean, juniper and spruce bitter. Bubble gum pops up here and there with a piney caramel fade. Hoppy burps that tastes like I swallowed a pine tree.
Odd malt character: I can feel it but it seems to be a tasteless vacuum, almost like a stock ale. Website claims it was made with 770 pounds of malt (the combined weight of three brewers/managers).
Overall this beer seemed to be everywhere and lacked focus. Not a fan.
Serving type: on-tap
01-13-2010 18:38:45 | More by donkeyrunner
3.3/5 rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
First had: on tap at CBC
I was kind of thrown off by this one. Poured a clearish darker amber color with a white ringlet. Aroma was oddly dominated by sweetness, caramel malts, a little brown sugar, with some herbal and floral hops notes in the back seat. Similarly, the taste was fairly sweet, caramel malts, and light fruit essence up front, nearly making me doubt this was a DIPA, followed by light herbal and citrus hops. Hmm. Body was medium and a bit chewy, not exactly what I expect for the style. And at less than 7%ABV, this came off more as an APA or even a beefed up amber ale than an IPA of any kind.
Serving type: on-tap
02-27-2013 03:25:47 | More by Rifugium
3.7/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Received from Dr. Dogbeer in the Growlerhog edition of Growling at the Moon. Thanks!!
A - Beer color is somewhere between copper and brown. Looks like a glass of iced tea. The pour from the growler creates a pretty fluffy head that leaves a good amount of lacing.
S - Some malt and some more hops. Not a bad smell, but nothing extraordinary either.
T - Overall very balanced from start to finish. I really enjoyed the beer and the taste, but just like the smell nothing jumps out and says look at me...or in the case taste me.
M - Medium bodied with carbonation that stings the tongue a little at the end, but generally good.
D - Despite not being blown away by the taste or smell. I really liked this beer and it was easy to drink. I would drink this one regularly if I had access to it.
Serving type: growler
01-29-2009 02:26:53 | More by dashirey
Big Man IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.