Big Cock IPA - Great River Brewery
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Reviews by zac16125:
3.95/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
16 oz can into a pint glass
no born on date
Thanks to haveanother1 for sending this, along with a number of other northern midwest IPAs, over in a trade.
A: Pours a dark reddish amber with 2 plus fingers width of light tan colored head, which takes a good while to settle down to a thick film that remains throughout the drink. Leaves a fair amount of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Citrus rind, caramel malt, touch of pine, and a somewhat bizarre dirty feel smell.
T: Tasty beer here. Prominent caramel malt backbone accompanied by really nice ctirus flavors (lemon zest, grapefruit, orange rind), and a strong piney bitterness. Bitterness lingers for a long time after each sip. Very nice.
M/D: Very smooth for the style, perfect carbonation, medium bodied, drinkability is good. Very nice mouthfeel.
O: Overall, I thought this was quite good. There are not many reviews, but I am surprised that the ones that are here show this beer to be rather poorly received. I think its a well crafted, tasty IPA that I would certainly drink again. Above average in my book.
Serving type: can
12-26-2012 19:04:02 | More by zac16125
More User Reviews:
2.74/5 rDev -22.8%
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...
Serving type: can
04-27-2013 05:02:31 | More by CopperMtnPlowboy
3.28/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
Serving type: can
04-11-2013 01:38:58 | More by barnzy78
Big Cock IPA from Great River Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.