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Big Vic Imperial IPA - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Big Vic Imperial IPABig Vic Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 87
Avg: 3.62
pDev: 31.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
Ohio, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xdefeatsy on 03-23-2014

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 87
Reviews by RblWthACoz:
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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An okay double ipa. Seems kind of pine and mildly salty, but then that annoying hairspray thing comes into play, which is just not what I am interested in. After that, there really isn't much that can redeem things. Not even the flashy shnazzy label.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub where the ABV was listed as 8.6%.

Pours clear, dark amber with a very fine looking, durable head and plenty of lacing

Aroma: lemon, orange and piney hops with a biscuit background.

The flavor is about as hoppy as average for style. A bit more boozy than it should be. Moderately-high bitterness.

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3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.08/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pleasant surprise I found at my local growler shop. Full bodied. Lots of flavor yet smooth and easy to drink. Have not had this Brewer before but will look for them in the future fo sho!

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3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Big Vic is apply named...as it is a bigger beer. The beer poured a cloudy orange with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is non-descript...not much going on. The taste is bitter with sweet malt being present to help balance the beer. Alcohol is definitely present. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall its worth a try.

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3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big Vic Imperial IPA 6pk bottles 10.99(OH)

Pours a nice amber red color. About two fingers of peach white head that gives way to nice lacing. A frothy half a finger head lingers on top.

The aroma is that of an IPA, a nice grapefruit,peach and pineapple aroma upfront. a nice lemon smell with a light piney surrounding.

The taste follows the nose, a nice citrus flavor, slight peaches and pineapples, followed by a bitter piney bite.

mouth feel is so-so. medium bodied beer, that is pleasant to the palate. Good carbonation, good bitterness toward the end. however it's lacking a certain quality feeling.

Overall this brew is a decent IPA. An imperial/Double it is not. It may be 8.6% ABV, however it lacks a real quality feel and taste. For a imperial/Double IPA i will stick with chillwave. For an IPA i will stick with Commodore Perry. Not knocking this IPA, as it is from my home state. But it leaves room for serious improvement. On behalf of Ohio, Elevator brewery get to work!

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.97/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Big Vic Imperial IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
83 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.