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Circus City IPA - Big Top Brewing Company

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of tommy5
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid, not spectacular, IPA.

Photo of KVNBGRY
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This style of beer need not be made anymore.

Photo of jaswilson2
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not good. Some ood flavor I'm detecting

Photo of PorterLambic
3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.53/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Would not drink it again.

Photo of Shaw
3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Mini4x
2.46/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bready, malty.. I guess I'm spoiled.

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3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of kwkurdziel
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefdave37
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KensWorld
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kayakandbeer
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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Circus City IPA from Big Top Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.