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Big Chief - Redemption Brewing

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redemption Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Trizzle on 07-27-2011)
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United Kingdom (England)

4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask from the Craft Beer Co London

Hazy, oily golden pour with a solid finger of cask head that stays long and leaves some nice oily lace.

Nose is incredible. Kiwi/new world hops of pine, some banana, grape skin, and honey malt notes. Huuuge.

Taste is no let down. More pine and some pineapple and passionfruit. Goes perfectly with the honey and just biscuity malt. Devine. An very ripe orange flavour I can't quite place. Amarilla hops maybe. Yum just the same.

Smooth and medium full mouth feel goes down a dream.

Such a fantastic drop. Best I've had from the London craft scene in a while

Serving type: cask

07-27-2011 19:47:49 | More by Trizzle
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-04-2013 20:18:21 | More by LJWalker
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Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Cask in London.

Beer is a clear dark golden, with a small but very stable white head. Great retention.

Citrus hops in the nose, some grapefruit. Biscuity malt. A bit faint.

Taste contains toasted, biscuity malt and a restrained citrus fruit component (grapefruit). Really a mix between a British and American IPA to me. Hop flavours are on the American side, but the levels are more restrained than a typical American IPA. Larger malt body as well. Restrained bitterness. Nice.

Medium bodied, low natural carbonation level. Slightly oily.

Overall, quite nice.

Serving type: cask

01-29-2013 01:36:05 | More by jrenihan
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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gravity halfpint at the Sebright Arms.

A: Clear pale amber body; fine, sticky, off-white head. Nice lace. Just lovely.

S: Quite hoppy, with citrus and tropical fruits standing out. Some biscuity malt is clearly extant as well. Quite nice.

T: Follows the nose - tasty, fruity hops dominate, with a solid malt backbone giving it good body. Clean, bitter finish. Yum.

M: Smooth, creamy medium body. Very, very good.

O: This was a terrific IPA, with the NZ hops delivering a great range of fruity notes. One of the best casks on offer at the Sebright's London ale festival.


Serving type: cask

04-01-2012 13:21:55 | More by woosterbill
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-31-2012 13:33:13 | More by jonb5
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4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the Jolly Butcher's in north London.

This is one of the best American IPAs I've tasted, and certainly the best British AIPA I've had.

It has intense aromas of caramel and honey with tons of citrus and pine American hops. Flavours are just as intense os the aroma - more caramel and honey, citrus, orange zest, pineapple, and musky passionfruit. Even with all of this intensity, it is still very drinkable and reasonably low in alcohol.

Serving type: cask

01-06-2012 19:39:33 | More by
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the cask into a true imperial pint glass in London. Reviewed from notes.

A: Half a finger of head with slight cream and of decent thickness. Good retention. Cloudy gold-copper colour.

Sm: Crystal malt and hops (very hoppy), slight caramelized malt, and full barley. A mild strength aroma.

T: Pale hops, bittering hops on the climax, full barley for the foundation, slight caramelized malt, and pleasant fringe notes me palate isn't refined enough to identify. Simple, but nice. Fairly balanced. Built without focus or inspiration, sadly.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Fairly complementary of the taste.

Dr: Easy drinkability, a standard price by London standards, and fair quality. Give her a spin, lads.

Serving type: cask

08-06-2011 02:29:24 | More by kojevergas
Big Chief from Redemption Brewing
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.