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Pygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Pygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPAPygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 21
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2.83/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very light and not what an IPA is traditionally

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.52/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +17.3%

This website continues to change.....the Bitty Owl is a very nice sessionable IPA a la All Day IPA, Pop-up IPA, etc. The beer poured a golden clear with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries light pine and citrus. The taste is very easy balance with good flavor from the hops in the form of pine and citrus. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall this is a great beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TheCondor
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mix and match six pack. I have one Big Sky beer I have liked, one I hated. We will see where this goes.

Appearance - Pours a very clear straw color with carbonation bubbles rising through the entirety of the drink. Pours a one finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing. I like all of Big Sky's packaging.

Smell - This is probably my favorite part of this beer. Smells nice and fruity, just like you would expect out of an IPA, but nothing too powerful. Citrusy, lemon, pine all coalesce into a nice nose on this beer.

Taste - Unfortunately, the taste cannot support what the nose is expecting. Fruity hops are present throughout the drink, but other than that there isn't much. A little bit of grains, some fruity hops, but not much else. Kind of a let down.

Mouthfeel - Finishes a little sticky. Strongly carbonated, light bodied.

Overall - Well, I'm not very impressed with this Big Sky product either. I wouldn't even bother trying it unless you just want to, and certainly wouldn't buy it. It was just bland, there are so many other IPA's out there to spend your money on. If its free and you don't have anything going on, go for it.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler.

Something about the "Itty Bitty IPA Committee" just doesn't ring all that sonorous to me... Regardless, this stuff pours a clear golden brass topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light orange rind, relatively mild pine resin, and a touch of slightly sweet biscuit off in the distance. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slightly stronger biscuit contingent and a stronger resin character, much to the dismay of the lemon, which tries in vain to stay relevant in these modern circumstances. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp-ish finish. Overall, a decent little IPA, but one that seems to sacrifice a bit of flavor and body for its relatively lower ABV. I'll take the extra bit of blood poison, thanks.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +46.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Pygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.