Big Sky IPA - Big Sky Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Generally clear, toasted honey hued with a big rise of bone-colored foam that deflates over time but leaves gobs of lace.
A full nose, both of hops and of malt. Apple butter-smeared toast, pomegranate, toffee, golden raisins, apricots, pine tar, pipe resin, tree bark, spearmint, and lime peels.
Caramel lolls through the mouth, coating the teeth, the ebbing down the esophagus. Fruity tones arrive, with pears, apples, and apricots. Toastiness follows them in. Hops brighten afterward, bringing a mojito of lime and mint, peppery herbal, danker notes of resin and pine sap, burnt wood, and the lingering, lightening bitterness of pink grapefruit
I like hop bombs as much as the next person, but this one capivates me with its squid vs. whale persona. Calling something "balanced" usually denotes a general blandness and lack of pizzazz. Not here. There is a rustic, old school charm with some new school tricks.
I've walked past this on the shelf for years. Idiot me.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2011 07:05:47 | More by cokes
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Big Sky IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
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