Circus City IPA - Big Top Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.25/5 rDev -6.9%
Not a particularly robust IPA. The aroma was highly subdued, bordering on vacant and the bitterness that proceeded did not provide a particularly impressive hop character. Overall, a decent beer but not an IPA that I would actively pursue. The hop character on all levels was faint and one would expect, given that Citrus is in the name, that the hop character would lend a substantial citrus character, but it did not
02-11-2014 16:03:33 | More by SanMikeva
3.66/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
12-03-2013 18:49:41 | More by PorterLambic
Circus City IPA from Big Top Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.