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Big Punisher - Jailbreak Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

28 Reviews
THE BROS
86
very good

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Reviews: 28
Hads: 184
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 35.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jailbreak Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

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.
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Reviews: 28 | Hads: 184
Reviews by Hearneator:
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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%

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)

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Photo of Stezz420
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
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!

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Photo of Tilghman
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
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!

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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbakondi
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This has become my go-to local Maryland beer as the price point, taste, and fresh availability makes it hard to pass up.

This DIPA hides the abv well and is extremely well balanced. I would prefer some more hop aroma on the nose, but overall a great DIPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Big Punisher from Jailbreak Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.