Bark Bite - Big Wood Brewery
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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.
06-20-2014 21:19:19 | More by SD-Alefan
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
Bark Bite from Big Wood Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.