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Big Job - St. Austell Brewery

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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Austell Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: crnipeter on 10-10-2013

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Reviews by crnipeter:
Photo of crnipeter
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear golden-yellow with a finger of off-white cap that sets at medium pace.

Nose is lychee, citrusy and spicy hops, banana esters reminiscent of Hefeweizen (a brief look at the back-label confirms the assumption that wheat-malt has been used in this one) and there's only subdued malt aroma.

Flavor is lemony with very restrained pale malt character. There's a pleasant lasting retronasal oflaction provided by hops. No harshness nor oaky flavors as it should be and absolutely no signs of being 7%.

Light with creamy texture (wheat) and substantial carbonation.

Doesn't seem very much like an Imperial one but flawlessly crafted nonetheless. (A presumably fresh bottle without BB indication, into tulip.)

More User Reviews:
Photo of supermedved
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of vagonchik
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.8/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Shared it, and got thing I did because it's just strong. It pours with a clear and golden color and a decent and not really thick white head. The aroma is extremelly pleasant. Sweet and fruity thanks to the citra hops (on of the best aromas out there). The taste is completely different, especially after such a smell. It's bitter, hoppy, bitter and hoppy. A very strong taste with a bit too much bitterness for me. The aftertaste is also very bitter and I can still feel it.
A good beer, but not really for me.

Photo of windypete
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of hinemk76
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark straw with a fading snowy head that leaves the odd trailer.
Big juicy citrus nose with some MO doughiness underneath.
Biscuit with bossy pink grapefruit, lychee, goosberry and light resin hops jumping right in.
Lime curd ending and minty linger.
Light, crisp, slight chew, no burn, a bit of oil.

Nugget, Centennial, Cascade and Citra. BBD 25.Jul.2014, so coming up near the end of 3 months freshness.

It's certainly got the hopping right - there are all sorts of angles to this combo, with Centennial and Citra representing the most - making it very refreshing, especially with no heat. But i's pale and thin for the strength (by Brit standards, anyway) and the bitterness is a bit powdery which is not quite a flaw, but not on point either. And it's in no way - IBUs, aroma, ABV - a DIPA.

Solid, above average American IPA but given the brewery, I expected more somehow.

Photo of mizx
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of clarknova
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Kenobi00
4/5  rDev +14%

Pour is two fingers of fine, white head settling quickly into one finger, with not much lacing. Dark golden colour and slightly cloudy.

Initially, aroma is very promising. Strong pine, slightly citrus full and pungent.

Initial taste is softer than expected. The pungent hoppy aroma doesn't translate to the taste or mouthfeel, and it's all quite smooth and subtle. Not as BIG a flavour as I would have expected.

Overall, a very drinkable beer, and hard to believe it's ABV as it's so easy to drink, although not as BIG a flavour as I expected from the nose.

Photo of cbnz
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Brim
4.24/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of GarthT
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden colour, almost like a farmhouse ale. Strange lemon and yeast on nose. Bitter palate but again an odd yeast flavour. Perhaps an off bottle.

Photo of Jah_Json
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Big Job from St. Austell Brewery
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