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Big Muddy Monster - Big Muddy Brewing

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Muddy Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A marriage of an American Brown Ale with a hop-centric India Pale Ale. A very lively, distinctive aroma that hits the senses before the first sip is ever taken.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-28-2011)
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Reviews by FungusBrewer:
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FungusBrewer

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big Muddy Monster is a slightly above average beer spawning from the home-brewed hobby of a former student Chuck Stuhrenberg. The brewery itself opened in 2009.

I love this beer because it's local. Support your local organizations, and respect your taste buds. We're products of what we consume; one life, one chance to enjoy the sensation of taste.

Monster pours brown, heavy, and pleasing. If I had one word to say about this brew, it's "balanced". Just right pertaining to hops vs. malt. I love that it's 6 1/2 percent alcohol. It's drinkable, not too cloying, and relatively affordable if you're buying in Southern Illinois. If only I could convince all the frats around here to give up Natty Light out of conformity.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 02:23:40 | More by FungusBrewer
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A: The beer is clear but very dark reddish brown in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige/tan head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and soe acing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
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O:This beer is nice if you like nutty flavors because the hop bitterness really balance things out and prevent this from being too malty. I could see this as being a good choice when paired with a burger.

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Big Muddy Monster from Big Muddy Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.