Bark Bite - Big Wood Brewery
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3.08/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
Very earthy hop presence. Light pepper spices things up in an otherwise uneventful aroma.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Bark Bite from Big Wood Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.