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Big Chair IPA - Chocolate City Beer

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Big Chair IPA
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chocolate City Beer visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In a city known for its national monuments, The Big Chair is the District's own monument standing tall in Anacostia. Big Chair IPA is Chocolate City Beer's monument to the East Coast (First Coast) brewing tradition, a blend of five different hops balanced with rich malt sweetness.

85 IBU

(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 08-19-2011)
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3/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap at H st festival, solo clear cup.

Tap gushes, settles.. Soupy off white head, some very good staying power but no retention really (expected). Body color is a real nice peach and glowing orange. Opaque.

This is very odd and interesting on the nose. It smells like a sticky ESB, with some tropical weak watery fruit punch. Mango watery punch, no hop sense weirdly, but fruity I really dont know what to make of this. Its not off putting to me at least.

Palate has some decent body, but that sort of buttery esb, english bitter thing kicks in. notes of tropical come out a bit, a little cream. Feel hits nicely, kind of thick soup, but palate flavor is wet, almost backwards. Hop angle finally seems to kick in on the finish, lingering English pekoe peach and mango. Slightly dry and tannic.

Umm... Different. Unlike any ipa I ever had..

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of delta490
4.11/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- hazy gold with a creamy head that leaves big lacing throughout the beer. Small hints of visible carbonation

S- rich and malt forward fruit and biscuit with hints of grapefruit

T- delicious. Very much an English style IPA. Caramel and bread are prominent with hints of hops

M-silky smooth

O- a really good English IPA

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3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of mdfb79
3.35/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

O.G.: 16 Degrees Plato
IBU: 85
Specialty Grains:
Crystal 60 degrees

In a city known for its national monuments, The Big Chair is the District's own monument standing tall in Anacostia. Big Chair IPA is Chocolate City Beer's monument to the East Coast (First Coast) brewing tradition, a blend of five different hops balanced with rich malt sweetness.
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Had on tap tonight at RFD at their Launch Party. Served in a pint glass. Unsure of the ABV, guessing around 6%.

a - Pours a murky orange-brown color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops and not a lot else; kind of weak at first. I thought it got better as I drank it, though it wasn't served too cold to begin with. Some fruit seemed to come out at well

t - Tastes of citrus hops, bready malts, fruity malts. Tastes lightly bitter. Also a little almost light soapiness to it, which is a bit weird. A step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall an ok beer but not as good as DC Brau's Public Ale in my opinion. Something a little off in the taste. Willing to give another shot but not their best offering.

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2/5  rDev n/a

Big Chair IPA from Chocolate City Beer
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