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Big Man IPA - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Big Man IPABig Man IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

163 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 163
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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dashirey

Pennsylvania

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!!

01-29-2009 02:26:53 | More by dashirey
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

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.

02-08-2013 21:36:35 | More by WanderingFool
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muttyd

Massachusetts

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.

12-13-2010 00:53:03 | More by muttyd
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-12-2014 04:43:19 | More by ccurrid
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-03-2013 16:38:30 | More by Kmlund
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-21-2013 00:35:33 | More by trevorpost
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-12-2014 16:07:35 | More by EgadBananas
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-03-2014 17:39:47 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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anhigdon

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-29-2014 13:36:22 | More by anhigdon
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-11-2014 02:21:29 | More by Drknight
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

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.

02-03-2014 22:14:11 | More by Monkeyknife
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-27-2014 00:38:15 | More by Ken_P
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-18-2014 02:46:43 | More by Remdog
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-28-2013 20:57:57 | More by Davepoolesque
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-13-2014 02:32:10 | More by vermilcj
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-20-2012 23:30:19 | More by kaelingirl
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braican

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-08-2014 15:34:38 | More by braican
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Burt

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-20-2012 23:24:35 | More by Burt
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-01-2014 19:10:23 | More by kvgomps
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-16-2013 01:52:55 | More by AOShabaz
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-29-2013 06:12:56 | More by Kelp
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stript

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-16-2014 17:04:01 | More by stript
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-05-2013 21:08:25 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-29-2014 03:08:17 | More by WDJersey
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-18-2014 01:35:28 | More by kmos27
Big Man IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.