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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
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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 04:51:11 | More by HuskyinPDX
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-23-2012 01:26:13 | More by bdoggboston
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 21:33:07 | More by oberon
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cwoods

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 21:08:10 | More by cwoods
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auburngrad82

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-14-2012 20:58:58 | More by auburngrad82
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Lob

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-27-2012 15:21:38 | More by Lob
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-12-2012 16:12:00 | More by NCbeerpirate
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-11-2011 17:20:25 | More by jak
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-15-2011 14:46:31 | More by twowheelssoar
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ChrisSimpson1968

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy copper amber into the glass with a bold off-white head and great lacing. Grapefruit and citrus nose, with hops that mimic young underdeveloped pine notes. Slightly grapefruit citrus flavor with pine accents and a well-hopped back. The finish is a lingering pine-pepper, and the mouthfeel is creamy-oily with a mild spice astringency.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 21:03:25 | More by ChrisSimpson1968
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery's tasting room

Pours an orangish amber with a thin lacing of head. Nose is mostly citrus with a faint floral aroma. Taste is of a grapefruit citrus with flowers. There is a nice contradiction in this beer between sweetness and bitterness. This beer has nice carbonation and is lighter bodied, though a little watered down.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2011 11:51:50 | More by tdm168
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ChristianBlack

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow-golden with a thin white head. Fine duration.

Mild malty aroma, some doughy notes and a little hay.

Moderate carbonation, fine mouthfeel.

Flavor is crisp, nicely hopped with notes of hay, flowers and grass. Nice malty sweetness.

Overall, it was pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2011 18:26:51 | More by ChristianBlack
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