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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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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-20-2014 05:50:43 | More by jimmah120
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-17-2014 12:54:10 | More by PickwickHopz
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-13-2014 21:01:17 | More by Hopstout
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-02-2014 15:56:55 | More by capuchinpilates
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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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Cooper

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Kansas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-01-2014 22:23:32 | More by vikinghorn
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +16.8%

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.

02-01-2014 00:42:14 | More by cyclonece09
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Finally picked up a single of this after resisting the Surlyesque prices a new brewery thought they could charge...but I digress. What did you call me?

Pour is from a 16 oz. can that promises biting & citrus, but no freshness date (beyond a byzantine bunch of stuff on the bottom that might be a code but might be the password to someone's Facebook page). 46% opaque, very light orange, moderate carbonation. It does, indeed, smell like citrus with a jammy undertone & lemon spritzer. Perhaps I'll regret avoiding this?

Bark Bite's aroma makes promises its taste can't deliver, but hey, it's close. Big angry hoppy bite right up front mixed in with some serious citrus, then descends into a bit of odd clown car. Lemon spritzer, an earthy hoppiness that detracts from the other pleasantness, sugary. Bit solventy. Sand dry on the finish.

Some real promise, but the tastes haven't signed a get-along agreement; they're a bit harsh thrown together as they are. Pretty good beer...close.

01-18-2014 03:56:37 | More by maximum12
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-13-2014 19:45:35 | More by mattmarka1
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p-wagz

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-02-2014 22:49:52 | More by p-wagz
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-24-2013 01:32:45 | More by zeff80
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-16-2013 06:57:56 | More by Localdrinklax
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-24-2013 05:19:16 | More by MNBeerGeek
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Herky21

Iowa

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +37.7%

11-16-2013 04:12:53 | More by ebenicr
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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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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-21-2013 23:57:49 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-21-2013 23:50:35 | More by Chucker17
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Rasmon

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-17-2013 14:46:37 | More by Rasmon
Bark Bite from Big Wood Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.