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Big Cock IPA - Great River Brewery

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Big Cock IPABig Cock IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great River Brewery visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BedetheVenerable on 10-23-2011)
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2.74/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Currently drinking the Big Cock IPA from a shrink-wrapped can bought at Beertopia in Omaha (a fantastic store for selection, by the way). Cracking endless jokes about the name, my lovely bride of 14 years has now huffed off to bed. (It's a safe beer..it's shrink-wrapped!)

The pour into my St. Louis Cardinals pint glass gets a big head which fades to under a half inch in about a minute. Initially, the head is more than the beer by a hair.

The smell is surprisingly weak considering the powerful taste, but I get a grapefruit and pine whiff.

Taste? Something sweeter than I expect, citrus - like a red grapefruit rind - hits first, then the caramel undertones. There is a piney aftertaste which lingers long, long after the swallow...which leads to the....

Mouthfeel - this is a 'sticky' beer. A very thick feel, almost chewey. It hangs around as long as maple syrup. Not that this is a bad thing.

Overall - I was hoping for a little more, particularly in the taste since IPA's generally are my favorite. This is just an average IPA. Nothing to brag about, nothing to be ashamed of, but if you offered me one at the next party, I'd take you up on it. Just be sure to make clear your offering a beer...

CopperMtnPlowboy, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16oz can, rigorous pour reveals an amber colored ale with a very thin ivory head, seems to be lacking some carbonation. Nose is heavy on caramel malt, toasted grain, sweet citric grapefruit, a bit earthy. Bready malt, toasty grain, caramel try to hold up to the massive citrus and earthy pine assault of hops, and actually don't do too bad of a job, but the hoppy bitterness lingers with some astringency in the end. Mouth-feel is creamy and smooth, but needs more carbonation, it's pretty flat. Overall, not a bad IPA, but it's rough around the edges.

barnzy78, Apr 11, 2013
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Big Cock IPA from Great River Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.