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High Roller IPA - Big Boss Brewing

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High Roller IPAHigh Roller IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blackie on 02-02-2007)
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

speakdf0, Sunday at 11:54 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

spycow, Sunday at 09:01 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

qcghost, Saturday at 12:25 AM
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3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

dsshuck, Sep 23, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -7.3%

swills, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

This one is dusky amber-orange and thick in the body, a darker and what's become more the norm for the style. The head is just a shade or two from white, a foamy half-finger that holds up well and leaves good lacing in its wake.
The aroma and flavor are good, and this is a solid IPA that just needs more punch. Grapefruit with some orange rind zest balances caramel malts, with a bit more juicy hops in the taste along with light resinous bitterness.
The mouthfeel is fluffy and pretty creamy in the medium body, and that without sacrificing crispness, but a graininess that builds up keeps it from being as clean as it could be.

Brenden, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

styleisking, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

JCam9981, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Griffith, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

buzzy, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

SampsonOfRaleigh, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

thatoneguymike, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

jaswilson2, Aug 10, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Boulevard Ales pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $1.67 (I think)
Purchased: July 26, 2014
Consumed: July 26, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark caramel, murky color with three fingers of khaki white head. Lots of layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled earthy rye malts, caramel, toffee, lemon, citrus, tangerine and some unknown spices.

Tasted earthy rye hops, caramel, orange rind, lemon, citrus and slight dried apricot.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish.

A pretty good earthy imperial IPA. A couple of my ratings probably could have been a bit higher.

BucannonXC5, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

TheBrewedMissionary, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Canada_Dan, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

redfox405, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Shanna_Banana_85, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

kingjohnh, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

UltimateLivewire, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

willardt09, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

metmorg, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jtbarron, Jun 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

pecokid, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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High Roller IPA from Big Boss Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.