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Bark Bite - Big Wood Brewery

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-02-2014 22:49:52 | More by p-wagz
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-10-2014 02:56:59 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Iowa

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-18-2013 01:55:33 | More by Herky21
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-30-2014 03:37:58 | More by XmnwildX12
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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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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.19/5  rDev -12.1%

No canned on date so I'm going into this one blind.

Appearance: Light golden straw color with visible carbonation and a slight haze. One finger off-white fluffy head.

Aroma: A nice mix of hops and malt without being super aromatic. There is an interesting sweet marmalade aroma coming from the hops with compliment of toastyness from the malt. Some citrus and pine underneath it all.

Taste: If I didn't know any better, upon the first sip I'd claim this one to be an American Session Ale. There is a lot of bitterness and not much to back it up. But I do know better, and this 6.6% ABV IPA seems to be lacking the depth of flavor I was expecting. Bark Bite starts with big bitterness alongside some faint pilsen and light caramel malts. The hop character never really develops past an earthy pine flavor, making the slogan on the can "bitter bite, citrus soul" only half right. The sweet marmalade aroma must be due to dry-hopping because I just can't seem to find the citrus in this one. Finish is bitter and dry. Aftertaste of dank bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Just above thin in body with aggressive carbonation and subpar drinkability. The overt bitterness just gets to be too much without malt to back it up.

Final Thoughts: Just not crazy about this one. Reviewed their Bad Axe Imperial IPA and enjoyed that one. Then again, not sure how fresh this can was. Would I drink it again? I suppose, if I know it's fresh.

08-20-2013 03:42:21 | More by JamesMN
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Wisconsin

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Bark Bite from Big Wood Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.