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Bark Bite - Big Wood Brewery

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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5/5  rDev +37%

ebenicr, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

mkh895, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Andy8195
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%

Andy8195, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of nickapalooza86
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellowish orange, finger of white fluffy head that left decent lacing.

Smell is lemon, grapefruit, sweet malt, orange peel, lime

Taste is bitter citrus peel, orange, very bitter grapefruit, bitter pine, lingering pine bitterness, lemon and lime, sweet underlying malt

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, almost more APA then IPA, but it works just fine.

Really nice addition to the IPA choices I have, could have toned down the bittering hops in the back end a bit, but it does say Bitter Bite, Citrus Soul right on the can so who am I to argue with what they were clearly goin for!

Nice Price, 16oz cans, in my fridge!

nickapalooza86, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Minn_Joe
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with a two finger off white head. Lots of citrus and malt scents and it tastes like it smells. Citrus upfront with a nice hoppy finish. It felt good to the tounge with a solid but not overwhelming heaviness. Overall a good beer from a great brewery. Would recommend this beer to anyone that likes IPA's.

Minn_Joe, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of wrycon
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

wrycon, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of capuchinpilates
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

capuchinpilates, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of cyclonece09
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours cloudy yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus and floral hops, very nice and full. Tastes of nice sharp citrus and floral hop tastes, with a nice backbone of light malt. Beer is light bodied carbonated a tad heavy but still nice finish. Overall a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

MattyG85, May 26, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

SD-Alefan, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Nose: citrus, pine, grapefruit, floral with some malt notes.
slightly hazy gold, 2" white foam cap.
the palate starts with some malt sweetness but the hops dominate with a citrus rind bitter finish.
medium body and carbonation

pat61, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

IchLiebeBierZu, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

MN_Beerticker, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

tbone64, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Wetenkamp, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Monkeyknife, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

zeff80, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

plsmanx, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

TubbyDullard, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

mikerieder, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

ChopsMeister, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Chucker17, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

nickfl, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of joe1510
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz Can
$8.99 4-Pack
Village Dell & Wine - Rice Lake, WI

The "pounder" can dumps into my glass with a straw pale golden body and a little chill haze. Large carbonation bubbles stick to the sides of the glass and when finally release meet the bubbled, craggy, linen white head. The head keeps being replenished while the lace left behind is chunky and bold.

Whoa! The aroma is like nothing I've come across in an IPA. The nose is like a tripel with musty green apple, apricot, and tangerine but it's all in large quantity and from the hop profile. A little more citrus pops through, orange and sugared grapefruit play minor roles. Since I've noticed it I can't help but get the tripel-like aroma out of my head. As it warms there's some tea leaf coming through that's a sure sign of age even though I was told this was just brought into WI. With that said I'm still digging the aroma.

Each drink shows signs of that tangerine and dried apricot, I always associate with a musty quality, which is fairly unique. The malt is pale with some graham cracker showing after some warming. Musty apple and pithy orange bring up the rear. There's still a little tea leaf but I'm enjoying this brew.

The body is moderately heavy and the carbonation is on the higher side with a prickly feel. The bitterness eventually builds to moderate with a fairly dry finish. The alcohol is very well hidden.

Bark Bite is a pretty interesting IPA sporting a hop profile I've never really come across before. The price isn't bad at $8.99. I'd buy this beer again if for nothing than its uniqueness.

joe1510, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ryancl, Aug 29, 2013
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Bark Bite from Big Wood Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.