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Overboard IPA - Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
I.P.A. was developed in England around 1800; the extra strength in alcohol and hops helped preserve the beer on its long export journeys to India and beyond. The style has developed a following worldwide. Ours begins with smooth, malty creaminess and a big burst of dry-hop flavor and aroma from a variety of American hops. It finishes with a lingering yet pleasant bitterness. Is it Overboard? You decide.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: jdaelhousen on 07-09-2011)
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Reviews by jdaelhousen:
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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange colored body with thick, foamy off-white head. Rapid carbonation through the appearance of the pint glass. Aroma contains notes of passion fruit, with scents of orange citris and grapefruit. Flavor contains a caramel malt center, with notes of orange, mango and some mild spice at the finish. Aftertaste leaves a large amount of pineapple flavors on the palate. Big and bold on the bitterness, this is a great IPA.

jdaelhousen, Jul 09, 2011
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Appearance: Cloudy orange with large white head and nice lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit, orange, pine, tropical notes and some spiciness. Good West Coast aroma.

Taste: A cornucopia of hop flavors. Tart grapefruit, juicy orange, and tropical fruits override the base malts. Spicy and piney finish with some lingering grapefruit.

Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dripping with hop oils. Dry, refreshing finish.

Overall: A stellar IPA and the best Hawaii beer I have had.

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Overboard IPA from Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria
89 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.