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Massive IPA - Great South Bay Brewery

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Massive IPAMassive IPA

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.19%
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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chuckrock


4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

12-15-2012 17:37:46 | More by chuckrock
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.61/5  rDev +23.6%
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
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samibr

New York

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

10-26-2013 17:53:28 | More by samibr
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bonbright7

Florida

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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rallyr32

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-06-2014 07:11:38 | More by rallyr32
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

02-20-2014 06:47:32 | More by iL0VEbeer
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2Xmd

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

02-17-2014 02:23:12 | More by 2Xmd
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MikeConklin

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-26-2012 03:42:54 | More by MikeConklin
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GFD400

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

01-01-2013 22:35:47 | More by GFD400
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steelerguy

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: growler

12-16-2010 02:00:41 | More by steelerguy
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-16-2014 17:28:57 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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disruptor32

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-07-2012 01:36:26 | More by disruptor32
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GGMUDBONE

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2012 01:17:02 | More by plaid75
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tubeman

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-10-2014 17:44:24 | More by tubeman
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DCH

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-12-2013 22:32:31 | More by DCH
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Yagman3000

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on draft into a pint glass.

Appears golden or light brown. Slight head that remains intact.

Smells buttery and slightly hoppy.

Tastes ok but not hoppy enough. Expected a little more

Mouthfeel is nice. Fresh up front with a slight bitter finish.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2011 23:41:21 | More by Yagman3000
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Joshhod


4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-23-2012 22:11:26 | More by Joshhod
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acp21178

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-25-2012 16:19:30 | More by acp21178
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JoeMans

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-06-2014 05:24:42 | More by JoeMans
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-30-2014 00:16:03 | More by paulish
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mtnwesdew

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-06-2012 13:56:36 | More by mtnwesdew
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CHickman

New York

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Lark in East Northport, NY: pours hazy copper color with a creamy 1 finger tan head that faded and left a creamy oil slick-like layer on top and layers as it went down.

Smells of big hops up front with the aroma hitting my nose from a few inches away, with a mix of citrus hops, grapefruit, papaya, orange peel, pineapple, floral hops, herbs, piney hops, caramel, light spices and a sweetness like brown sugar; very hoppy nose that remains juicy and fresh smelling throughout, but has very little balance which is fine for me as I love a fine smelling hoppy IPA.

Tastes very hoppy, with citrus hops, grapefruit, papaya, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, floral hops, herbs, piney hops, caramel, lightly toasted grains, buttery crackers, sweet malt, mint, tea leaf, light spices like pepper, cinnamon and coriander, and a sweetness like brown sugar or syrup towards the end; light bitterness, which is surprising based on the big hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is creamy and oily slick, with a medium body, average carbonation and a slight bitter finish. This beer completely hides the ABV and is on the sweet side, but still pretty good overall.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 04:00:58 | More by CHickman
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Massive IPA from Great South Bay Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.