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IPA - Big Elm Brewing

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Big Elm Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: WDJersey on 02-28-2013

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 7
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can. Pours reasonably clear with a mild head. Aroma is not impressive. Citrus, slightly oxidized hop, pale malt, grass. The flavor was clearly more enjoyable. Oranges and grass hops. Pale malt with a finish that is sweetly grainy but still muddled in the hop flavor. The finish is damn bitter with a lingering quality. Body is relatively light. Not a beer I would purchase.

Photo of ShawnAir29
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious, hoppy, and it comes in a can.

Photo of FFCaldwell
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing too spectacular, but it was OK.

Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, dirty gold liquid. The head is solid and it settles slowly. Lots of blanketing lace on the glass.

Mild but earthy hop bite. The malt doesn't really show up to the nose.

Interesting journey that starts off malty but quickly succumbs to a strong black pepper hop bite. But after the bitter swallow, the malt shows up again. Full bodied with a below average carbonation level.

Photo of Philguy07
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a good example of an east coast IPA. It has a strong malt presence that lends a richness common with New England craft beers, but has an assertively bitter hop that's closer to it's western pals. I would recommend for someone new to New England beers.

Photo of potownbill
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very Enjoyable IPA that doesn't overpower the senses.
Appearance: Amber orange color with a 2" white lingering head. Good lacing.
Smell: Some citrus, some earthiness, but not that strong.
Taste: Some citrus, a hint of alcohol, but again, not a dominate "hop-head" type of beer
Mouthfeel: Good body, the right amount of carbonation.
Overall: at no point did I have any overwhelming positive or negative opinions about this beer. But, I drank it during an NCAA Game, finished the 22oz, and thought "I'd like another one of these." Don't overthink this one, just enjoy it.

Photo of WDJersey
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Big Elm India Pale Ale pours an orange/golden color with a solid white head. This beer has a citrus, grassy flavor to it but it is really not that hoppy as most IPAs. Overall its a decent, mellow ipa that I did enjoy but i wouldn't recommend to the true hop heads out there.

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IPA from Big Elm Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.