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Circus City IPA - Big Top Brewing Company

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Circus City IPA
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of DrinkHardly
1.49/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

This stuff is horrible. It's an IPA, but it tastes like coconut water. It even smells like coconut water. Now, I typically like coconut water, but not when I'm supposed to be drinking an IPA.
For instance, I like the smell of fried chicken when it's fried chicken. But if it's my grandmother's feet that smell like fried chicken, it's an entire different ball game.

I bought a can of this today and it's f'n horrible. I'm currently halfway through it and debating calling it quits. I never leave a beer unfinished, but this is a unique situation.
Sorry for not breaking this beer down into notes and tones, but this beer is something I'd much rather forget.
Sorry, Sarasota, but this brew should be called "Clown's Nutsack". Ugggggggggh.

Photo of David63Olson
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Love the taste, the name, and this story of this beer.

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Middle of the road IPA

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.53/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Would not drink it again.

Photo of KVNBGRY
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This style of beer need not be made anymore.

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

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid, not spectacular, IPA.

Photo of kwkurdziel
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrew_Rios122
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richelwyn
4.6/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just as good as Jai Alai IPA from Cigar City. Florida beer is getting much better.

Photo of DrChadly
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of worussell3
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Solid IPA

Photo of jkd03c
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Pinball_Guy
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Shaw
3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Brown in color with a tight off-white head and lots of yeast sediment.

Aroma of caramel and juicy tropical fruit.

The taste mixes a quick sharp metallic bitter bite with tannin-like tea-like flavors and sweet malt that reminds me of breakfast breads. The bitterness fades quickly and doesn't linger.

Smooth and creamy body.

Overall a sweeter take on the American IPA.

Photo of kayakandbeer
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of dataylor21
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of zeronumber
4/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

Photo of Remdog
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GuttaMane138
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of apurpura214
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Circus City IPA from Big Top Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.