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Big Man IPA - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Big Man IPABig Man IPA

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very good

164 Ratings

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 13
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Big Man Ale.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2000)
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Photo of ctrevino
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ctrevino, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of dashirey
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

Thanks again!!

dashirey, Jan 29, 2009
Photo of WanderingFool
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

Big Man IPA pours a clear, dark copper color with a moderate, creamy head on top. The foam leaves a fair amount of netted lacing on the glass.

The aroma is faint and is on the malty side. It has notes of caramel malt, rye bread, orange/grapefruit citrus and some tropical fruit.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is begins with caramel malt, a touch of bread, and a little dark fruit (red grape?). The malt is complimented with some pine and citrus hops and a bitter finish. Once gone the caramel and bitterness lingers on the palate.

This beer was more malty than I expected. It's tasty and easy to drink and would go great with a burger.

WanderingFool, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of muttyd
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

Growler purchased at the brewery.

Poured into a pint glass. Copper / amber body with a big off-white head. Piney/citrusy hop aroma. Some sweet caramel malt aroma as well. Classified as an American Strong Ale, but smells more like a malt forward IPA. Flavor is focused more on the malty sweetness and more of a florally hop flavor. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Very drinkable, "sessionable" ale.

muttyd, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of ccurrid
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ccurrid, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

trevorpost, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

EgadBananas, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

anhigdon, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Drknight, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured from the bottle a deep mahogany color (very dark for an IPA) with one finger of rich ivory head. Sheets of sticky lacing left behind.

Faint aroma of ripe fruit, bread, and caramel malts.

Tasted of citrusy orange and ripe fruit with a caramel malt backbone. Finished with a tinge of bitterness.

Medium bodied and sticky with a moderate carbonation.

A much darker and maltier IPA than I expected. It's good but not great.

Monkeyknife, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Ken_P, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Remdog, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Davepoolesque, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

vermilcj, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

kaelingirl, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

braican, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Burt, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

kvgomps, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

AOShabaz, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

stript, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BeerCosmonaut, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

WDJersey, Mar 29, 2014
Big Man IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.