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Big Eddy Imperial IPA - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Big Eddy Imperial IPABig Eddy Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

355 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.12%


Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBelcher on 03-12-2007)
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Reviews by BDIMike:
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BDIMike

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a great looking light brown color. A bit of cloudiness and almost thickness to the look of this beer. Not a lot of carbonation though, just a thin, lace-like, white head.
Aroma is of incredibly fresh hops. Dominated by very piney and earthy hop smells. A good amount of alcohol and spice as well.
Taste has a lot of nice things going on. A slight malt base, but great earthy and piney hops dominate this beer. A good alcohol taste actually adds balance to the beer.
Mouthfeel has a nice smooth thickness that goes down easy.
Drinkability is nice on this beer. A very Earthy IPA that has all the tastes one would want in a beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 02:50:09 | More by BDIMike
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A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, some citrus, some hops and some alcohol.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a decent hops presence comes in along with a significant alcohol sting that you would normally get in a beer with a much higher ABV. The malt character is hearty and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid 2IPA but there are several other choices in the style that would pick first.

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Big Eddy Imperial IPA from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.