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Big Punisher - Jailbreak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

23 Reviews
THE BROS
86
very good

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Reviews: 23
Hads: 148
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jailbreak Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yourefragile on 04-18-2014

A well-balanced double IPA with a semisweet malt backbone and complimented with generous amounts of citrus & tropical fruit hops. Rich, delicious, and rewardingly punishing.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 23 | Hads: 148
Reviews by Boone757:
Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +4.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Peppery, Herbal, Spicy, Bitter

A solid IPA base with both jalapeños and cilantro added. While our palates are not getting hit by any real heat, there is a spicy, peppery character detectable throughout. The hops and cilantro meld well, creating more of a earthy, woody, mineral-like flavor. Pith, yeast and bread crust turn up in the middle. Finishes semi-dry with a long peppery linger. All in all it works well, and leaving the heat behind keeps it quite drinkable.

STYLE: Jalapeño IPA | ABV: 6.9% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #98 (MAR 2015) (587 characters)

Photo of Stezz420
4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another extra received via BA trade. Thanks to @oline73 for awesome beer!

Pours a copper orange color with a decent head.

Smell is pretty tropical.

Taste is bit more on the malty side. Was expecting a sweeter taste.

Got a bit more thick as it warmed and starts tasting stronger. Holds up well when drank cold and fresh though.

Overall I was a little surprised how decent this was for never hearing about this beer before. Underrated for sure! (447 characters)

Photo of Tilghman
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Surprised by what I think are low grades for this outstanding IPA. This is really a top shelf beer, I found it to be exceptionally good when served on tap at several local restaurants in the Annapolis area, and then was pleasantly surprised when I found it at my local liquor store. It only comes in cans and is cloudier when poured from the keg, great love it! Still in all an excellent IPA and looking forward to getting it again at the local tavern as well as buying it in a six pack. Don’t let some very ill advised low scores put you off; this is a very good IPA, WTG Jailbreak! (589 characters)

Photo of woodchipper
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of briang01
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Boxerjay
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HoppySeb
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Skabiski
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Mdipa14
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dduquette
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heystevec
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of RRoye
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really smooth for a double IPA (30 characters)

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gillagorilla
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can not dated, but probably with some age on it, since they did one initial run of cans so far, but it hasn't been selling due to the cost. Luckily, I found one in a mix-six section. I opened this one from the bottom, which was a bit messy. This is a re-review on 11/26/14. I originally gave it a 3.5 based off of draft.

A: Ruby/Amber tinged copper body. Thick head with lots of lacing.
S: Mild and light on the nose for such a big beer.
T: Weird initial flavor that is quite light, but balloons with an off-flavor, followed by an okay DIPA, that then recedes to a sub-par aftertaste.
M: Smooth, with almost no felt carbonation, but not exactly without carbonation. Weird kind of feeling.
O: Seems like this one has fallen off quite a bit. Turning into a bad malt bomb. This was slightly better on tap. If I'm gonna pay $13.99 for a six-pack of a canned local DIPA, it's going to be Double Duckpin. (920 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is bursting with tropical fruits. Taste is very different from the smell. There are citrusy hops up front, but considerable malts at the finish. Taste is good, but not what I expected. Very little bitterness as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer. (350 characters)

Photo of VeganUndead
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kpdc
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AFDerek
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Rammed96
4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great full taste without the strong bitter after taste. (55 characters)

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Big Punisher from Jailbreak Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.