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Massive IPA - Great South Bay Brewery

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Massive IPAMassive IPA

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
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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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

10-08-2012 01:15:14 | More by t0rin0
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate golden color. Slightly dark with a white head and a bit of lacing. Nose is some citrus hops with some orange and grapefruit rind. Pretty good. The taste is a bit more malty without too much of a hop presence, although there is some light citrus there. Light to medium body with slight bitterness. Drinkability is pretty good as this doesn't stray too far in any one direction, but this is also what keeps the flavor a bit plain.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2010 17:22:19 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev 0%
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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GClarkage

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-04-2014 15:16:13 | More by GClarkage
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
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..

Serving type: growler

07-13-2011 16:51:43 | More by Billolick
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-26-2014 02:02:06 | More by DrunkinYogi
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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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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-02-2013 23:42:35 | More by tobelerone
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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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Gmann

New York

3.58/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: growler

03-24-2012 22:15:55 | More by Gmann
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flexabull

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-28-2013 01:20:38 | More by flexabull
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-13-2012 01:49:00 | More by jenray
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david18

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33%

12-29-2013 16:30:06 | More by david18
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-26-2013 01:15:55 | More by Chugs13
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-28-2013 03:03:36 | More by smithj4
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sneaks2210

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-04-2013 23:55:38 | More by sneaks2210
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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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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-31-2013 02:15:38 | More by jpd7374
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-23-2014 13:49:14 | More by NJBeer265
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socon67

New York

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 20:36:25 | More by socon67
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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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sirsteve42

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-27-2014 20:38:20 | More by sirsteve42
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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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VonZipper

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-14-2012 18:28:32 | More by VonZipper
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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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Massive IPA from Great South Bay Brewery
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