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Big Eddy Imperial IPA - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Imperial IPABig Eddy Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

407 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-11-2014 02:00:22 | More by buzzy
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-10-2014 01:34:38 | More by thatoneguymike
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-05-2014 21:58:54 | More by TX-Badger
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-04-2014 05:30:40 | More by Adkins1203
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TheBeer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7%

06-03-2014 22:52:32 | More by TheBeer
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ksimons

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-03-2014 00:26:36 | More by ksimons
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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-01-2014 19:38:11 | More by target88
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22Blue

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-31-2014 14:02:30 | More by 22Blue
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icculus71

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-30-2014 20:35:12 | More by icculus71
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-30-2014 00:38:38 | More by Boone757
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vinnie

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

05-25-2014 22:14:41 | More by vinnie
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-22-2014 01:43:48 | More by cbcrunch
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lewdwig

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-21-2014 00:36:39 | More by lewdwig
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, best by July 2014. Pours a dark orange with a half inch white head, that leaves behind a few webs of lace.

Smell is mango, papaya, passion fruit, watermelon hard candy, and some grapefruit.

Taste is follows the nose nicely, loads of mango and other tropical flavors, a bit sweet, and grapefruit hangs on the tongue awhile after.

Body is large, plenty of life, a little dry, and easy drinking.

Overall this is the 3rd one of the Eddy Series I have had and they are all really solid beers. I am very impressed with this brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 23:47:55 | More by SawDog505
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-16-2014 22:05:45 | More by alamode
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-12-2014 21:42:54 | More by Wetenkamp
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-12-2014 13:44:14 | More by KevinGordon
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-11-2014 05:39:14 | More by DaftPatrick
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mlklein27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-10-2014 14:08:38 | More by mlklein27
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AndyReuter

Ohio

2.63/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was highly disappointed in this brew. I have had nice experiences with most "Leiny's", but this one was pretty bad.

Appearance - Nice orange color, almost no head.
Smell- Strong, sweet aroma with hints of diacetyl
Taste - Blah. This seems closer to a barleywine than a DIPA. The malt overpowers all with little to no help from the hops
Mouthfeel - The only thing Big Eddy got right was this; slightly thicker, rich mouthfeel, leaving the expected DIPA coating on the tongue
Opinion - Maybe they just labeled this beer incorrectly? I may have had a completely different opinion had I expected a Strong Ale or Barleywine

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 18:23:12 | More by AndyReuter
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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mpolewan

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-29-2014 16:12:03 | More by Belittle
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bman_85

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-27-2014 16:11:35 | More by bman_85
Big Eddy Imperial IPA from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.