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

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The Big D.I.P.A.
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
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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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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mouthfeel: drinks smooth but lots of bitterness is left behind.

Overall: a tasty and well balanced dipa. Definitely worthy of a try.

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

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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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the brewery.

A=a clear orange color, 1 finger head that didn't stick around too much, decent lacing
S=Hops, hops, and more hops. Smells a bit more subdued and less powerful than other DIPAs, with a bit of malt making an appearance
T=Simple, yet good. Biscuity malt hits the toungue first but is quickly overwhelmed by the hops, yet the hops don't overwhelm the palate. 9.3 percent ABV is completely hidden.
M=the weak point, it is full bodied but the lower carbonation level almost made it feel a bit flat
D=This one is dangerous, the good taste, great bitterness level and sneaky ABV make this beer one that can be put down.

Good offering from Blue Mountain

ramseye4, Dec 14, 2010
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The Big D.I.P.A. from Blue Mountain Brewery
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