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Bark Bite - Big Wood Brewery

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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wrycon

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

09-04-2013 01:58:39 | More by wrycon
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coldriver

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-01-2013 18:10:35 | More by coldriver
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-01-2013 04:40:24 | More by TubbyDullard
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-29-2013 03:19:41 | More by ryancl
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-26-2013 22:47:44 | More by plumcrazyfx
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: can

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-18-2013 21:45:45 | More by MN_Beerticker
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-18-2013 04:36:23 | More by bigbeers84
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-17-2013 16:05:42 | More by Ragnarok88
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
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!

Serving type: can

08-14-2013 22:06:40 | More by nickapalooza86
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-14-2013 02:03:53 | More by HoistinBrews
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jreindl

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-13-2013 16:40:13 | More by jreindl
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-11-2013 05:05:01 | More by sparx1100
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-04-2013 19:15:19 | More by ChopsMeister
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

Serving type: can

07-31-2013 21:16:35 | More by Minn_Joe
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Bark Bite from Big Wood Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.