Massive IPA - Great South Bay Brewery
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Reviews by metter98:
3.73/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 02:34:07 | More by metter98
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3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Live review. Big thanks to doomXsaloon for the gift of this fresh bottle.
Looks filtered, which I normally score down,, but it is a beautiful gold, topped by a massive, off white head that only gradually shrinks to a lasting cap, leaving slathers of clingy lace. Truly lovely.
Hints of tart yeast play with citrus hops and light bitter, and are carried into the land of perfume by some righteous grainy sweet.
Full flavor, with some of the super clean bitter hops leading the parade, with pine, herbal, grapefruit pith, lemon, all consorting across the palate with intensity and grace..
Very viscous, nice med. carb, crazy intense finish for style. A bit of a rooty build up as it goes, but considering the amount of hops, and I assume extract, it is pretty clean for it all.
Reminds me of Hop Czar. Yeah, that good. Nice things coming from Long Island finally.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 23:51:50 | More by cavedave
4.61/5 rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I am not usually a fan of IPA , this one may convert me.
No particular aroma. Pours a nice light orange amber body with a decent light beige head. Head retention is good and laces the glass accordingly. Taste is a mild citrus with a good bitter tang. Not as "medicinal" in the aftertaste as I've found in other IPA's.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2014 23:32:49 | More by CaptJackHarkness
3.19/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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.
Serving type: growler
12-23-2013 23:01:56 | More by break516beatz
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
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!
Serving type: on-tap
12-13-2013 01:57:58 | More by Johnnyhitch
Massive IPA from Great South Bay Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.