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Massive IPA - Great South Bay Brewery

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Massive IPAMassive IPA

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very good

27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 131
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 21.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2010

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Reviews: 27 | Hads: 131
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Photo of steelerguy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Gold color, nice carbonation, big frothy white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S - Lots of resinous smelling hops, citrus and pine. Slighty sweet malt aroma.

T - Citrus from the hops comes through first with a touch of pine, followed by a simple but nice malt backbone. Tastes like a lot of 2-row with some very light crystal malt that gives the beer a sweetness.

M - A little less attenuated than most American IPA with a moderate mouthfeel, but not unpleasant.

D - Lots of hop flavors balanced by some nice malt flavors makes this an easy drinking IPA. Does not kill you with bitterness on the finish, great job by a new comer.

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Photo of kevrob802
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer name/Brewer: Massive IPA Great South Bay Brewing, L.I. N.Y.

Serving info: Growler filled on Long Island

Pours: typical darker honey amber, chill haze

Lacing: Very fine and quality looking lace, leaves ample tiny bits around the glass

Head: moderate head development, staying a short while, before going to a nice looking tiny bubble film and slight collar

Sniff: Bready malt/resiny hopped up nose

Body: Full bodied and quite smooth, adding to the continued theme here of quality and enjoy ability

Flavor notes: Tasty IPA, grapefruit and resiny hops doing the heavy lifting. Ample malt under carriage adds to the package. Quite worthy creation, hopefully expanded NY area distribution will get this one more out there and into the hearts, minds and bellys of the BA community. In the mean time, its well worth giving this one a try..

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Photo of BrianCuoz
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of socon67
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried from a sample at Beer City in North Babylon, NY
A - Orange with a little foam.

S - Notes of pine, citrus, and of course, hops.

T - Crisp, with some sweetness that gives to a hopy finish.

M - Enjoyed this one. Refreshing, and with a raspy finish.

D - This is a solid drinker. Nice brew to watch the time go by.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Gmann
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden color with a brownish hue. The head is dense with good retention, settles into a chunky ring with some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of a sweet bready malt with some brown sugar and honey notes. Not a sickly sweet aroma, which is nice. The hop aroma brings some grapefruit and orange notes. A touch of pine. Not a strong hop aroma but it is a nice profile.

The taste has more of a piney hop flavor with some grassy notes. Not much citrus or floral notes. The malt is bready and sweet, good base for a hoppy brew. Its a good bitter profile but not so much on the hoppy flavor.

Moderate body with tingly carbonation. Lightly bitter on the palate due to the good balance from the malt. Finishes with a slightly dry hop bitterness.

Well made IPA just not quite flavorful enough for my liking.

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Photo of scootny
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A smooth drinkable DIPA. Clear golden ooange amber. Tidy white head with decent lace. Smell has caramel malt sweetness wit a light tropical fruitiness. Some earth and pine. Taste is smooth and easy drinking. Sweet malt and earth. Some tropical fruit melange. Grapefruit unfolds as it warms. Clean finish that leaves hop oils and toasts grains. Feel is super drinkable for this abv. Smooth lightly creamy carbonation. A sessionable DIPA. Nice

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Photo of broadway848
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of disruptor32
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sunofneurot
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

- spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Dense tangerine orange with a buff, foamy one inch head that was nicely firm in hold. Strong display of macro-effervesce, leaves a meaty foam lace band.

S: Nice aromatic of citrus-grassiness, but is very, very brief, from the bottle to the first wiff was about it. Flowery hop flashes, some dried orange peel. dank herbal notes, and a slight indication of onion grass.

T: Grassy citrus hop flavor, nice level of bitterness, toasted lush malting, has a hint of onion grass on the finish. Light lingering grassy hop warmth, dried orange peel, after the swallow.

M: Decent bite of carbonation, creamy fullness, edgy feel and was definitely one of the bright spots of the drink.

O: A decent level of bitterness, but massive? open to interpretation and years of hop experience. Complexity was rather linear, good drinkability, not great, but satisfying ibus with a deep lush malty body. Definitely gets better deeper into the drink. Nice 9% abv doesn't interfere with the experience.

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4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is sweet and malty. Good nose and dark colors. Best they have on tap.

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Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of JKIPA05
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DerrickW
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color with some hues of orange and a light amount of visible carbonation. An aggressive pour resulted in a finger and a half high light beige colored head that took a long time to settle down, eventually leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with strong notes of citrusy hops and hints of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has prominent flavors of caramel malts, except that the pine resin hops stand out in front of the hints of caramel malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: In this day and age, this beer stands out among most of the other IPAs in that it is a malt-forward beer but isn't overly sweet because there is also a good balance in the form of a heavy dose of supporting hops.

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Massive IPA from Great South Bay Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.