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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: 48
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.58%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: CrellMoset on 09-08-2009)
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-22-2013 01:45:46 | More by Mantooth
Photo of apbarwood


3.88/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

11-03-2009 21:03:23 | More by apbarwood
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-15-2013 18:11:40 | More by Hopcycle
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-23-2014 15:21:26 | More by tdm168
Photo of zaphodchak


3.65/5  rDev -10.8%

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.

08-08-2011 01:25:21 | More by zaphodchak
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-13-2012 23:39:09 | More by hyoung41
Photo of KMcG


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

08-01-2011 15:03:52 | More by KMcG
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-08-2014 06:45:32 | More by Swift989
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-21-2013 19:21:07 | More by mkirkland80
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-19-2014 04:31:58 | More by Fusion7777
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-06-2014 02:27:49 | More by VeganUndead
Photo of blackie


3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

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

pleasantly surprised to find this at the Galaxy Hut, Arlington

01-10-2010 00:33:55 | More by blackie
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-13-2014 19:47:38 | More by DrBier
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2013 15:57:26 | More by JMUbrewz
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-13-2013 22:22:40 | More by jorrx003
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-01-2013 02:14:49 | More by JohnW58
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-01-2013 16:59:21 | More by BertLoveIII
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-18-2013 15:08:10 | More by BuddytheElf
Photo of SportsandJorts


4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

05-05-2014 18:49:44 | More by SportsandJorts
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-03-2014 01:57:49 | More by Remdog
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New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

08-19-2010 23:14:08 | More by Gavage
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-05-2012 21:15:35 | More by thingsidontremember
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-10-2014 23:59:39 | More by Boone757
Photo of ramseye4


4.05/5  rDev -1%

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

12-14-2010 22:34:31 | More by ramseye4
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-27-2014 14:45:45 | More by bmur112
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The Big D.I.P.A. from Blue Mountain Brewery
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