Circus City IPA - Big Top Brewing Company

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Circus City IPA
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Reviews: 9
Hads: 65
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Big Top Brewing Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: PorterLambic on 12-03-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 65
Reviews by PorterLambic:
Photo of PorterLambic
3.64/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Arrives a dark honey color with red running throughout. The white head is small with little retention and no lace to speak of.
Smell is notes of hops and malt and not much else.
Taste is a well balanced mixture of hops, malt and grass notes. Not the hop bomb that is so prevalent in most American IPA's, that's why it's listed as an English IPA.
Medium bodied with a lighter than expected effervescence. Drying from start to finish. A little oddly, to me, also a slight warming aspect to it. Very nice.
Well done for a first release. And on a 75 F early December day just a few miles from the brewery, it was well received by all I talked to who partook. Hope the tasting room opens soon. (689 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid, not spectacular, IPA. (30 characters)

Photo of Andrew_Rios122
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.54/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.59/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of wrecknut
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJoe
3.66/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As a non ipa lover, i was pleasantly surprised. Hoppy, but not overwhelming. Malty, but not sweet. A relatively balanced brew with a very hazy appearance. (157 characters)

Photo of Steve78
2.93/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of user785335
3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice surprise. Good beer for a hot Florida afternoon. (54 characters)

Photo of coopdog1000
3.44/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommy5
3.18/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ninaturner
2.73/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefdave37
3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BMESSER88
3.06/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SSS
2.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A-Copper in color, with an off-white head
S-No real hop aroma that I can detect. Malt is not pronounced either. I get a yeast, bread odor
M-Medium to light body, with carbonation being modest and not over powering
T-There is a distinct sweetness at the front end with a weak and mellow bitterness in the finish
O-This beer is as vague and uncharasmatic as its description of itself on the can...read the can, uninspiring. (423 characters)

Photo of zeronumber
4/5  rDev n/a

Deep. Mello. Not fruit. Ale with hop dash and no rash. Sweet afternotes and nice job all around. Not amazing but I have to hand it to the boys and girls at Big Top, being a Sarasota local me-self. We are on the way to making a place on the map for craft wetness. (268 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Remdog
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of JDizzle
3.42/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Leag0002
3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of agandt
2.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Ok but you will find better. (28 characters)

Photo of Junkman13
3.58/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottBodager
4.69/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Love this hometown ipa! Good kick and a gentle hoppy taste. Great beer! (71 characters)

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Circus City IPA from Big Top Brewing Company
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