Big Sky IPA - Big Sky Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured into an imperial pint glass.
A: Clear amber color with a slightly off-white head. Retention and lacing qualities were fantastic.
S: Nice pine and grapefruit hop aromas up front. Nice hints of green apple and pineapple. Just a hint of malt toastiness to round it all out. Very pleasant and not too piercing.
T: Started out nicely with hops of the grass and pine variety dominating the front of the mouth. However, there was this weird resin-like, almost chemical taste in the back of the mouth that bothered me and really took away from the overall flavor. It faded a bit as I went on. Not sure if I got used to it or it mellowed out. The malt character serves to keep the hops from getting out of hand.
M: Heavier side of light-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. The feeling is slick and almost oily and the aftertaste is bitter and piney.
D: Would be great, if not for that strange taste that I mentioned earlier.
This IPA had so much going for it, and then came that strange flavor. I was able to overcome it eventually, but it definitely put a damper on the whole experience. Take that out of the equation and this beer would be a very solid IPA indeed. Still, it's worth a try, and maybe others will not find that flavor as offensive as I did. I may try this again down the road to see if this bottle was a fluke.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2009 00:50:47 | More by PirateUlf73
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