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The Big D.I.P.A. - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: CrellMoset on 09-08-2009

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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 13
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with a small amount of foam that dissipates pretty quickly but leaves some nice lace sticking to the glass. A decent aroma of pine and grapefruit. Could have been a little stronger but not bad. The flavor is pretty complex with a good mix of the usual suspects. Some grapefruit and orange peel flavors with and underlying herbal/pine quality. Maybe a little amarillo hops but I'm not positive. The mouthfeel is as expected, medium body and a little warm from the ABV but it's restrained. A nice refreshing, dry finish helped make this a very drinkable beer. Overall a nice reflection of the style and worth a try if you're in the region.

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Finger of white creamy head and fizzy yellow body. Unassuming.

Nose is grapefruit, citrus, and hops.

Taste is intersting-- tease of sweetness at the front that comes back in the middle. This is of course interleaved with huge helpings of hops. The sweetness is apple and some honey-- the hops are full-bodied, not too harsh.

Mouthfeel is just kinda fizze and boring. Prickly, even.

For the style, good, but I don't love IPAs and this hasn't changed my mind. This would go great with food though-- think chicken pasta with cream sauce.

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A - clear, golden orange in color; lacey head on the glass

S - citrus smelly hops; strong but not overwhelming.

T - hoppy, but balanced; the hoppy herbal favored is noticed, but followed by grainy, bread-like maltiness

M - medium carbonation, slight after taste

D - This is a easy drinking double IPA despite the 9.3% alcohol, it is quite smooth and probably my favorite of what was on tap.

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a: shaker pint serving, coppery brown in color, capped with an average white head that shows nice lace

s: big, rustic pine resin and bold citrus aroma with an earthy toffee body, okay but a bit underwhelming in terms of complexity

m: light-medium carbonation, body around medium-full

t: earthy caramel and toffee body, moderate sugars, a little leafy or woody and a touch buttery, sticky dark pine and grapefruit hop profile, moderate bitterness

d: easy enough, nice beer but easily out of the top-tier of the style

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Appearance: super light yellow color. A finger of a white head that leaves a lacing on the sides. Perfect clarity

Smell: lots of tropical hops, mango pineapple and citrus along with some bitter and resiny hops. Slight sweetness most like honey to me. Strong bready malt background

Taste: opens with hops. Varies from mango, lemon and citrus to bitter and resin. A honey like smoothness takes you to a bready malt background.

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Appearance: light orange in color with a 1" head that broke apart quickly. Some lace developed.

Smell: pine, grapefruit, and some malt sweetness was very pleasant on the nose.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, soft orange, pine, big biting bitterness, and some alcohol create a big beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in beer. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and dry at the finish. Long aftertaste as the bitterness and alcohol lingered in the mouth.

Drinkability: this was a slow drinking beer. Alcohol levels and biting bitterness keeps this to a one per session beer. Enjoyable.

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The Big D.I.P.A. from Blue Mountain Brewery
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