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Big Punisher - Jailbreak Brewing Company

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Big Punisher
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81
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 19.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jailbreak Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 04-18-2014)
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Reviews by Boone757:
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-18-2014 19:50:13 | More by Boone757
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.64/5  rDev +3.4%

The Big Punisher is delicious and easy drinking for a big IPA.
It is everything I would expect a Double IPA to be.
My disappointment is it does not stand out or have any anything unique going on. I feel like it's just another big IPA like everyone is making. It's solid, but I could not pick it out in a crowd of other big IPA's. It's not over the top in any way, (like mouth feel, aroma and so on.)

04-19-2014 13:54:34 | More by MerriweatherRaven
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Maryland

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2.43/5  rDev -31%

On tap at the brewery and from a day old growler.

Let's quickly poll the most recent untappd checkins for this beer that say something other than "ZOMG, best new local brewery EVAHHH": "Balanced", "mild", "smooth", "strong malt", "sweet", "light on hops", "bland", "high ABV without bitterness", "not overpowering", "completely lacks flavor", etc. Not that there is anything wrong per se with a malt forward DIPA, but given the name and seeing this described as a "Citra bomb" in pre-release press, I'm concerned going into my first sample.

Sample pours fairly dark, clear amber with thin ring of white head, with small bubbles and wisps of sticky lace. Sweet malty and sugary tropical nose, not much hop presence or complexity. Flavor follows with an initially jarring sweet, chewy malt punch unexpected for the style with a trace sticky buttery note in the background. Caramel, butterscotch and sugary fruit follow with a light stale, bitter finish. Cardboard and raw bitterness linger in finish. Fairly harsh transition throughout from initial intense sweetness to stale bitterness; heavy, sticky body throughout. Not "boring", and maybe under another name like an Imperial Amber I'd be more enthusiastic, but some off flavors, malt forward body and lack of any hop character disappoint for a DIPA. Heard they are still refining the recipe so hopefully future batches improve.

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Big Punisher from Jailbreak Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.