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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
82
good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-11-2012 04:35:08 | More by OldhouseRecs
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-21-2012 22:47:15 | More by baklo
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Morockm

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-06-2012 19:30:53 | More by Morockm
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-05-2012 21:41:47 | More by 2dogbrew
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%

This beer poured out as a clear looking golden color, The head was white and had a pretty good retention and lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer has some light hoppy aromas but nothing too dominant. The malts come through more on the nose. The taste of the beer is malty upfront with a decent transition to the bitter finish. The hops do leave behind a nice subtle lingering flavor in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is drinkable, nicely carbonated and medium bodied. Overall it's a pretty standard IPA, I've had better and I've had worse.

09-06-2012 20:06:29 | More by Knapp85
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5thOhio

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours a deep brownish copper color with an off-white creamy half inch head that dissipates to a thin yet creamy film on the top. Good delicate lacing.

Forgot to check the aroma until too late. All I could get were light hops and a fresh fruit nose. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Taste is rich hops, pine with light citrus follow up. Some malt in the background. I'd love to try this on tap.

08-30-2012 01:12:33 | More by 5thOhio
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daliandragon

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

08-15-2012 00:39:54 | More by daliandragon
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-04-2012 04:34:33 | More by kell50
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-03-2012 01:35:13 | More by rabiddawg
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wedge

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%

I've had this many times, but this is my first bottle experience...

Orange colored liquid with some suspended sediment with a tight bubbled, nice looking head. Mild grass and citrus peel aroma blends with a little caramel sweetness. Oily hops, bitter pine sap, grapefruit rind, and some malt. Nicely bitter and medium bodied.

Much better on tap; I had one last night and it was fruitier and more aromatic. I don't know how old the bottle is (there are dates on the label, but nothing is notched), but that might be a factor. Still, not bad at all and I'll likely revisit this in the bottle sooner or later.

07-28-2012 23:04:00 | More by wedge
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-27-2012 22:01:58 | More by fastrodney
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discdueler

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-07-2012 02:38:45 | More by discdueler
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SteveMi

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%

Originally tried this during a craft beer festival. Reviewing based on 12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Golden orange in color with a good, long lasting white head.

S - Malty sweet smell with citrus (orange and grapefruit maybe?) pushing through.

T - Hoppy and citrusy as one would expect from the smell. It's hard for me to put my finger on it but it is balanced differently than many of the other IPA's I've tried.

M - Slightly lighter feel than the average IPA. Maybe it's the extra citrus but I feel like it's a little drier as well.

O - A fine choice for an IPA. By taste I would have thought this to be a lower ABV beer. Good in bottle, good at the festival and I can only assume it's better on tap. No complaints.

07-06-2012 18:16:10 | More by SteveMi
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%

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.

06-22-2012 14:16:34 | More by Brushkanna
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-20-2012 15:57:38 | More by Archemedies
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-10-2012 14:20:55 | More by DrunkinYogi
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-04-2012 19:48:32 | More by bluerabbit
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

06-04-2012 17:25:09 | More by Larrydoherty
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-03-2012 17:30:46 | More by PEIhop
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-03-2012 15:47:02 | More by RKing44
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-27-2012 22:10:32 | More by Falcone
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color with close to a finger of fluffy white head. There is some good retention and very nice lacing.

Smell: Very mild overall. There is a hint of malt with some citrus peel hops.

Taste: A nice balance of malt and hops. A touch of sweetness with some citrus peel hop bitterness. I'm also getting some sweet citrus fruit, maybe apricot.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with light and fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer, the balance and the contrast between the bitterness and the sweet citrus notes were very nice. I would have another.

05-22-2012 00:04:00 | More by oline73
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-20-2012 21:08:01 | More by carrollmel7
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-18-2012 23:27:50 | More by BigTrubble
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%

12oz bottle opened on 5.8.12.

A - Pours a golden, clear orange with a one finger yellowish head that slowly fades.

S - Very malty, carmel and sweet.

T - Sweet malts and carmel with a hoppy orange finish.

D - Good carbonation and a lighter body.

O - Sweet and oranges and carmel. A bit on the sweet malty side for me. I like my hop bombs.

05-10-2012 04:51:11 | More by HuskyinPDX
High Roller IPA from Big Boss Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.