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Big Twitch IPA - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Big Twitch IPA
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87
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our 2nd place IPA. Only the Cant Dog is stonger, although arguments abound as to who is hoppier. A session IPA? NO! But you can try if you want. One of our personal favorites around the bar.

(Beer added by: Durge on 04-03-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Snellgg5, May 16, 2012
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TMath524, Mar 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Dbrag, Jul 13, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at a Novare Res. Nice orange color, great head and lacing. Aroma and flavor are both balanced and well rounded. Lots of hops - citrus, mango, leafy. Strong malt presence as well, though never getting in the way of the hops. This stays crisp and bitter with a nice hefty texture. Had no idea it was above 8% - very quaffable brew. Another great beer from Marshall Wharf.

twelvsies, Feb 06, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

mkeene78, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jjcote, May 30, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this one at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, in a snifter.

For an IPA, this was considerably malty, which I like. It still had the presence of hops, but without the bitterness.

This is one that I'll seek out and enjoy in the future! In fact, I'll probably head up the coast of Maine to Belfast this summer, and enjoy it straight from the barrel!!

RockyCoast, May 07, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at The Great Lost Bear in Portland 5/25/09
Beer pours a deep, clear, amber color with one finger white head to it. Head recedes pretty quickly leaving spotty wispy lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose is huge on hops, I mean pull you in and grab you hops - floral hops dominate with a touch of earthiness to it. Taste is far more mellow than the nose would indicate. There is a floral hop bite at first sip, then some pine, and the end blends more in to some sweet malts. Mouthfeel is some what lighter bodied, decent carbonation, slightly creamy but finishes dry. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and would order it again.

Jayli, May 26, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Great Lost Bear. In a tulip glass, the beer was a dark amber color with a big white head and decent lacing. It had a mostly floral aroma, as well as a little bit of citrus. Roles were reversed in the taste. Primarily grapefruit, a little bit of pine, and some malt taste to balance things out. Nice beer, would drink this anytime.

lordofthewiens, Apr 19, 2009
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler at the brewery store yesterday along with one of Sexy Chaos, which was amazing!

I couldn't rightly review this after having the Chaos last night. That's one robust palate buster! Day two for this growler, kept on ice the whole time, but opened yesterday. Definitely lost some of it's carbonation, but the MW growlers do a great job of keeping the beers fresh. Pouring from the wide mouthed growler into my Sebago tulip glass didn't produce much head, I'll chalk this up to having opened it last night. My first pour did have one finger of white foam. Produces some nice sticky lace patterns. Hazy reddish orange. Nose is fruity, spicey, sweet and malty. Clean & fresh, this big twitch has a bunch of bitterness up front, settles into a caramel malty finish. Very clean crisp mouthfeel. They claim it's not sessionable at 8.2%, which is probably a sound suggestion, however, I could see ignoring their advice and taking a growler out on the deck for a nice sunny spring day. I'll give this one another review hopefully in the near future on tap somewhere. I missed Cant Dog this time around, can't wait til next time. Very glad I stopped in to the Marshall Wharf brewery store. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

ggilman, May 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Cheld, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

hockeypuck, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

NickBeery, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Great Lost Bear, Portland, Maine.

Poured a deep amber hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured crystal malt, fruity esters, some dark fruit and a piney hop.

The taste consisted of balmy malts, some caramel and a secondary hop spice.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty malt driven DIPA.

plaid75, Jul 20, 2010
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Digging through my notes, had this at the brewery during the Pemaquid Mussel Festival.

Pours a hazy reddish orange color with light head.

Nose light malty, citrus, bit of pine, light floral hops, bit of reddish malt.

Taste brings piney hops, apricot, tangerine, chewy and spicy hops, fairly bitter, some sweet malts that get a bit chewy. Finish has a long bitter earthy grassy hop finish.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, decent carb.

Overall nice IPA, pretty much defines an east coast style, and almost DIPA like but not quite.

jlindros, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jlogan7, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mixylplik3, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ColForbinBC, Jun 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ElGallo, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stopped into The Great Lost Bear on 05Aug11 with Artied2 and his buddy Al for some grub and grog. I went for this new offering to satisfy my hop craving.

Served in a tulip, perhaps 10oz or so, it was a clear, deep copper color. Head was thin and wispy, off-white, and left just some light lacing. Aroma had lots of rindy, pithy character; quite enticing. Smooth on the tongue with very light prickle, it was medium bodied all the way.

Lead off with a touch of toasty malt, though that didn't last long at all. Loads of hops came next, bringing piney, resiny, pithy citrus to the palate. Quite puckery, and the hoppage lingered quite well. A solid accompaniment to my jerk chicken sammich. Prosit!!

4 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bierman9, Aug 08, 2011
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Big Twitch IPA from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.