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Bark Bite - Big Wood Brewery

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Wood Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Minn_Joe on 07-31-2013)
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Reviews by Bighorn:
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Bighorn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-23-2013 23:58:32 | More by Bighorn
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wrycon

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

09-04-2013 01:58:39 | More by wrycon
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beaversfan12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2014 05:39:25 | More by beaversfan12
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.01/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Fills the glass with a hazy straw/light orange color with a big, very foamy head. That head compacts down to an almost root beer-like density. It lingers a long time, nearly to the end of the glass and leaves some lacing behind as well.

The aroma is the best part of this brew. Big fruit smells. I get mango, candied fruits, citrus, floral notes and an underlying hint of onion and pepper. Very nice.

This is a pretty tasty IPA. Big bitter and candied fruit up front with some bitter grapefruit, lemon zest backing it up. I also taste a little bit of onion and just a hint of cattiness. It has a nice, drying bitter finish that lasts a long time.

The mouthfeel is about right; medium and a little sticky.

Overall, this impressed and surprised me. Tastier and more layered than I had expected.
Well done.

06-20-2014 21:19:19 | More by SD-Alefan
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Billolick

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-20-2014 22:23:35 | More by Billolick
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-29-2013 03:19:41 | More by ryancl
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SjConroy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-24-2014 21:29:16 | More by SjConroy
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +14.6%

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge three finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A crisp and juicy hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, pineapple, and apricot. Earthy and floral hops with hints of grass and pine. Solid malt presence with hints of grains, caramel, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid IPA aroma.

Taste: Like the nose, a juicy and grassy hop driven taste with big notes of citrus and grass. Citrus hops with upfront juicy notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, apricot, lemon, and pineapple. Big presence of earthy hops with notes of grass and pine. Good malt backing with notes of caramel, grains, cracker, biscuit, and yeast. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good take on a West Coast style IPA. Lots of citrus and grass taste with a nice dryness.

05-26-2014 06:03:01 | More by MattyG85
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-02-2014 04:29:14 | More by sgttibbs
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.08/5  rDev -15.2%

Appearance:
Pours a rather clear, golden hued body with plenty of sediment caught in suspension. Topped by a respectable, white head that withers away slowly leaving moderate lacing behind.

Aroma:
Very earthy hop presence. Light pepper spices things up in an otherwise uneventful aroma.

Taste:
Bitterness is upfront and more potent than most. Excessive grass and pine hop character dominate the taste-scape leaving little room for anything else. Light acidic notes come and go.

Mouthfeel:
Pucker inducing dry finish is a bit excessive. The medium body plays host to very light carbonation and one of the driest finishes I can recall from recent memory. Each drink leaves me longing for a thirst quencher, and this isn't one.... Vicious cycle ensues.

Overall:
Definitely not the worst IPA out there, but there is nothing special about it either. If you're after an IPA that will have you wondering if you mowed your lawn or grazed it, this is the IPA for you!

02-12-2014 03:44:36 | More by alphagnome
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Cooper

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-16-2014 21:18:31 | More by Cooper
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jwerner23

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-24-2014 23:06:47 | More by jwerner23
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-24-2014 03:51:15 | More by Kunstman
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Wiscodrinker

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-10-2014 03:41:37 | More by Wiscodrinker
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SF_Posse

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-31-2014 15:04:53 | More by SF_Posse
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-18-2013 04:36:23 | More by bigbeers84
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-18-2013 21:45:45 | More by MN_Beerticker
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-29-2014 22:20:26 | More by CWhite
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-24-2014 17:35:44 | More by tbone64
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-09-2013 18:02:20 | More by Cramerican
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-17-2013 20:00:31 | More by Wetenkamp
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-27-2013 20:52:23 | More by Eric908
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ebenicr

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +37.7%

11-16-2013 04:12:53 | More by ebenicr
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-25-2014 16:45:42 | More by billhelm
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-05-2013 23:43:14 | More by Monkeyknife
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Bark Bite from Big Wood Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.