Misfit Toy - Great South Bay Brewery
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by plaid75:
4.16/5 rDev +4.8%
On draft at Croxley's, Smithtown, NY.
Poured a black hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.
The smell featured a balmy pine and citric hop and clean roasted malt.
The taste offered an upfront hop punch, with a secondary roasted barley and lingering bitterness through the finish.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.
Overall a tasty and brawny Black IPA.
12-31-2013 17:57:31 | More by plaid75
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -7.3%
stopped by the brewery the other day and sampled this one...dug it so i brought a small growler home for a proper taste. enjoyed from a spiegelau tulip.
a - through the growler no light escapes. black as night...looks the same poured into the glass, but the head is massive and greyish cream colored...almost khaki. head hung out, not much lacing, but the head moved as a solid unit.
s - nose is a nice dosing of fresh citric fruit with some black malt on the backbone. no roast which is nice. rather crisp on the olfactory.
t - the black of this black ipa leads on the flavor...and here comes the roast. black malt, some chocolate and coffee notes. the hopping seems to come across more as a bittering note on the finish as opposed to a sweet fruity garnish over the top of the flavor that the nose suggested. as my palate warms up to the brew, i notice more of that tropical citric hop that i'm looking for, but it isn't as forward as i'd like. it is more of a glazing on the flavor as opposed to the star...i'd love to see the malt profile and hop profile switched on this beer.
m - good carb, a bit fizzy even...but an easy drinker all around.
o - overall, i'm not the biggest fan of black ipas with some exceptions. this one falls on the good side of the scale for me, but nothing game changing here. a nice beer from the locals and certainly worth checking out if you get the chance.
01-01-2014 01:10:50 | More by cosmicevan
3.89/5 rDev -2%
From 01/16/14 notes. Had this on tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC. 14 oz. pout in a pint glass for $5.
a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of pine hops, citrus hops, roasted malts, and dark chocolate . Nice nose, lots of hops up front, mixing with roasted malts. Very nice in the nose, I like it.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, citrus, dark bitter chocolate, burnt malts, toasted malts. Taste is good but focuses more on the roasted notes and has less hops to it than the nose.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.
o - Overall a solid Black IPA. I liked the nose a lot and it was easy to drink. Would definitely order it again for $5, worth checking out.
01-17-2014 19:57:13 | More by mdfb79
Misfit Toy from Great South Bay Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.