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High Roller IPA - Big Boss Brewing

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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: blackie on 02-02-2007

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Ratings: 144 | Reviews: 32
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is the regular Big Boss, dry-hopped in the cask for about a month.

appearance: Poured by Mr. Wynn himself into something like an ~8 oz. tasting glass. The beer is topped with a creamy, tan colored head. After the initial recession, a pretty layer of bubbles persists atop the liquid. Moderate lace is left behind as the glass is emptied. The beer is a hazy, deep amber in color.

smell: Fresh, juicy-green hops as well as some darker, muddled(?) hop aromas blended with moderately sweet caramel grains. Loads of tropical fruits and tempered citrus all over the place. Strong and flavorful, but mellowed and well blended by the cask aging. Big fruits, big hops...I'm diggin' it.

mouthfeel: Light, ultra-smooth carbonation. The body is medium, and seems to bee more full thank usual...presumably from the lowered carbonation. Smooth and creamy all around, as a cask should be.

taste: Very similar in character to the standard Big Boss, only much more mellow and complex. The dry hops seem to manifest themselves in the form of a bigger, juicier hop flavor...though I won't stand by that comment. Great balance of grainy caramel with the bevy of tropical fruits provided by the hops. This one might be a little more malty, or at least taste that way, compared to the standard. Soon after swallowing, all the grain sweetness disappears; and a building, near mouth-puckering bitterness begins to take over.

drinkability: Quite easy to "put back" the two downsized glasses I ordered.

I hope to see more of the same in the future. Maybe a year-round cask? Maybe Coffee Stout on cask? Is anyone even reading this?

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4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the brewery's Tavern served in a standard pint glass a nice hazy orange with a nice frothy khaki head. Aroma is a nice amount Earthy citrus hops in front of sweet caramel malts. The taste is a wonderful amount of fresh citrus hops with a nice sweet malt balance. The beer is on the light side of medium with just a hint of carbonation and slight dryness. This is a very tasty cask beer, one I will try to rarely miss when it's available.

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4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The is a really good IPA

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4.28/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is a nice mahogany brown, a bit darker than many IPAs, and pours with a nice full head

A good nutty malty smell

Not a hop heavy IPA, I enjoy the darker malty flavors, Northwest hops with pale and caramel malts give it a nice spicy taste it is a somewhat different IPA

Feels good going down

I really like this beer and the company has great labels. After having it at a restaurant I bought a six pack the next day.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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Photo of daliandragon
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Back in the day these guys were called the Edenton Brewery and they made good beer, especially IPAs and pale ales. Then, about five years ago they closed up shop for a year plus and returned as Big Boss. This is the first IPA from Big Boss that's been put in a bottle.

Murky medium brown with a thin cap of head and minute lace. Nose is salty, spicy citrus hops and a touch of underlying malt.

This is full of flavor, particularly of the pine and grapefruit variety. Some malt earthiness and bread but the hops are in charge. Light alcohol tinge at the finish, but it's actually pleasant. Tight, oily texture that really helps draw out the aftertaste, which is a nice touch.

This one has grown on me and I expect it to be among my most commonly chosen local IPAs over the next few years, along with Aviator HogWild.

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4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice to get this beer now in Greensboro.Poured into a nonic a hazed burnt orange with a great one finger tightly formed head that left a broken ring of lace as it settled slowly.A nice mix of grapefruit hop notes and caramel malt in the nose,the hops win out but the malts make for good complexity.Not very bitter on the palate but you do have some sharpness from the grapefruit rind-like hops that are balanced with a bit of tangerine-like hop and slight resiny flavors ,a sweetish caramel base holds up well.A very well made local ipa in my mind,true to hoppy form but with a bit of a change up.

Photo of cwoods
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

S- Bottle into pint glass

A- Orange haze that screams drink me.

S- Hops, malt, citrus, pine and something else that I cant put my nose on right now.

T- The beer has a nice hoppy bite, pleasant citrus tang, pine tart, carmel malty, sweet.

O- I really love this beer. Its even better when its really fresh on tap at the Big Boss Brewery. Its actually my favorite IPA from a Raleigh, NC brewery. Im stocked its now bottle and available year round. Its a must for any IPA lover.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks straight up copper amber with a good sized white fluffy head. Aroma is nicely malted and fresh with a good healthy amount of juicy pine, citrus, and grassy hops to IPA-afy it. Sweet malt balances the dank hoppy smell well enough to hold up. Taste is dry and hoppy. Plenty of bitter hops and a pleasant amount of aroma and flavor hops. Very piney hops. A yummy resinous coniferous forest comes to mind. A touch of dry grape-peel feel mingled in the bitterness. Easy drinkin.

I'm left with hoppy lips and plenty more growler to go. Not bad at all.

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High Roller IPA from Big Boss Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.