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Massive IPA - Great South Bay Brewery

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Massive IPAMassive IPA

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2010)
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Reviews by break516beatz:
Photo of break516beatz

New York

3.19/5  rDev -14.2%

Went to the GSB brewery with a few friends the other day and picked up a growler of it to take home and try.

A -- Nice amber brown color. About a finger-wide head that dissipated quickly.

S -- Piney hops and some citrus tones.

T -- Some citrus on the front end -- lemon, orange peel, etc. The piney hops hits you on the back side.

M -- Medium carbonation, which is exactly what I like. There's a creamy texture to it.

O -- I was expecting a bit more from this brew but it isn't bad. I'd recommend it to friends and would pick up another growler from the brewery but it's not something that I "must have" in my refrigeration.

12-23-2013 23:01:56 | More by break516beatz
More User Reviews:
Photo of steelerguy

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

12-16-2010 02:00:41 | More by steelerguy
Photo of kevrob802

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-23-2012 15:47:31 | More by kevrob802
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

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..

07-13-2011 16:51:43 | More by Billolick
Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-16-2014 17:28:57 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
Photo of BrianCuoz

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

03-21-2013 15:29:39 | More by BrianCuoz
Photo of socon67

New York

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

02-05-2011 20:36:25 | More by socon67
Photo of pastramionrye7


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-28-2013 19:31:36 | More by pastramionrye7
Photo of Bieniek30

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-28-2014 00:42:14 | More by Bieniek30
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

03-24-2012 22:15:55 | More by Gmann
Photo of scootny

New York

3.89/5  rDev +4.6%

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

07-15-2014 22:55:34 | More by scootny
Photo of disruptor32

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-07-2012 01:36:26 | More by disruptor32
Photo of sunofneurot

New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%

10-29-2013 12:40:55 | More by sunofneurot
Photo of pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-11-2014 04:44:16 | More by pjkelley82
Photo of JKIPA05

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-10-2014 17:33:48 | More by JKIPA05
Photo of Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-26-2013 01:15:55 | More by Chugs13
Photo of DerrickW


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-11-2014 02:13:53 | More by DerrickW
Photo of metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

01-18-2014 02:34:07 | More by metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-27-2013 01:25:30 | More by GGMUDBONE
Photo of cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-02-2012 04:23:05 | More by cestlavie
Photo of Noelito76

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-11-2014 00:47:55 | More by Noelito76
Photo of plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a medium brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured predominantly piney hops with a round sweetness.

The taste consisted of an upfront spicy pine punch with a supporting grainy sweetness and some faint butterscotch. There was a considerable residual hop spice noted. The malts were a bit thin however.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a lingering piney spice.

Overall a tasty hop bomb. Could use a bit more bulk however.

12-06-2012 01:17:02 | More by plaid75
Photo of beerguy24

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-17-2012 04:18:11 | More by beerguy24
Photo of Bustersuess

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-27-2014 00:13:24 | More by Bustersuess
Photo of Johnnyhitch

New York

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

This guy needs a new review.

GSB has been going thru a huge expansion at a new spot in north bayshore and the tasting room seems to be near completion with 8 tap offerings at the moment and another 3-5 empty shanks on the wall.

Massive is a great IPA. The recipe seems to have changed over the last couple months and it makes me appreciate GSB as a whole. Taking a proven recipe and tweaking it towards the customer is always the best idea. As a brewer i brew for me, but the consumer is always in focus. GSB displays this with there continued stride towards new and improved beer.

Catty simcoe aroma, subdued, not in your face like field 5 which adds to the balance.

Light Body with some astringency, its only downfall.

Easy drinker any day of the year with lush citrus tones, my first sampling of this was pretty meh years ago. Mayb my palate has grown, but i think GSB has gotten into gear and are starting to pump out some serious beer.

Cheers to Rick and the gang!

12-13-2013 01:57:58 | More by Johnnyhitch
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Massive IPA from Great South Bay Brewery
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