Massive IPA - Great South Bay Brewery
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Reviews by bonbright7:
4.33/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
After pouring this dark golden IPA into my merlot glass to observe its interesting features, I noted the strong aroma of a grapefruit type of hops and swirling unique malt characters I noted later in the taste. The first taste was a vocabulary lesson in hops and as I slowly tasted more of it, the spicy taste seemed to change its personality to illicit more fruity esters which I would usually attribute to heavier double IPA names.
Like a circus bear riding a small bicycle, the Massive IPA packed a large taste that did various tricks as its slowly warmed up in my glass. I was impressed with its volume and weight as I thought it paired well with sharp cheddar cheese and would make a good beer to tailgate with in the company of good friends.
Serving type: growler
11-01-2010 00:48:54 | More by bonbright7
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3.89/5 rDev +4.3%
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
Serving type: on-tap
07-15-2014 22:55:34 | More by scootny
3.44/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: very clear; copper colored; with a fairly aggressive pour, got 1 finger head that dissipated within a couple minutes; a little lacing;
S: really nice; strawberry, pineapple, and pine;
T: taste is subdued as compared to the nose; almost nothing up front; pine kicks in at mid-palate and it has a moderately bitter finish with almost no accompanying flavor;
M: medium bodied; lightly carbonated;
O: The taste really threw me off; overall, it's fine and very drinkable, but having a muted flavor isn't a great selling point for me; I will definitely try it again to see if it was the bottle or perhaps my palate;
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 23:39:45 | More by HamdenHector
3.74/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Very good, hoppy beer, however not overly hoppy where you can't enjoy what else the beer has to offer. I drank one from the bottle and the rest from a rounded "Leffe' glass which allowed a nice full smell. If you like hops and can appreciate a hoppy beer that allows its other characteristics to come thru, give it a swig.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 00:22:09 | More by h2x21
Massive IPA from Great South Bay Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.