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Big Vic Imperial IPA - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Big Vic Imperial IPA
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

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

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: xdefeatsy on 03-23-2014

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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 8
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3.52/5  rDev -3%
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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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I will preface this by saying that although I like a good hoppy beer, I would never describe myself as a "hop-head," and that I am grading to style, not personal taste. Single from a mix and match 6-pack. "092G" stamped on bottle.

Appearance: pours a haze red-deep copper with 1/4" tan head that quickly subsides. [BJCP guidelines suggest it should be lighter].

Aroma: Fruity, citrusy, slight bubblegum note. Sweet malt in the background.

Taste: Initially sweet. Complex development: sweet-tart-powerfully bitter. The malts here are strong enough to stand up to the incredible bitterness, though my memory of Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster from last summer is that I liked it much more.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, frothy, not overdone. Medium-to-heavy weight, not slick in the slightest [guidelines suggest this should be lighter than it was].

Overall: This is a BIG beer. I don't like beers that take themselves too seriously, and this is powerful, but does not. Fruity, sweet, extremely bitter and a decent balance. BJCP guidelines say it should not be a "heavy, sipping beer" but to me it is. That is why I have knocked it down overall.

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Big Vic Imperial IPA from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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