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Big Sky IPA - Big Sky Brewing Company

Big Sky IPABig Sky IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

854 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%


Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In Montana, many classic memories are made right after someone says, “Hold my beer and watch this.” These bold, assertive moments deserve a bold, assertive beer – Big Sky IPA. A distinct hop presence and malty backbone will leave you refreshed and ready for your moment of glory. Hang on tight and enjoy the ride.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-18-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 854 | Reviews: 437 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by roblowther:
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roblowther

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cheers to my buddy Lauer for bringing this one back from a business trip. Clear burnished copper with a thin off-white head that laces well. Smells floral with a hint of vanilla. Tastes of hops, very crisp. Aftertase is metallic. Finishes tart, slightly apple-like, with a stonger pine ovetone. Mouthfeel is soft with nice carbonation. Drinkability is good. It gets better as the beer gets lower in the glass. Maybe my tastebuds just needed to warm up to it. I like it!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2009 19:53:35 | More by roblowther
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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msquared36

Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber with off white foam that provides decent lacing.

Not a strong aroma, maybe a faint floral hint.

Carmel malt at the front. Fresh, floral malt finish.

Fine carbonation on the tip of the tongue but overall very smooth.

If I'm craving a hoppy IPA this probably wouldn't be my choice. But it's a balanced, drinkable beer. Actually quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 22:42:46 | More by msquared36
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-22-2014 20:47:28 | More by dillon_1005
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big Sky ours a darker copper color, with a nice large lacing white head. There is a nice hoppy and floral aroma. The taste has a noticeable but subtle malty backbone with some nice floral notes. Not overpowering, good hop bite, nice blend with the sweet malty backbone. Overall its a well balanced, and very enjoyable IPA. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 01:03:58 | More by vette2006c5r
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper with a bit of haze. Foamy head that reduces fairly fast. Some pine, malt and floral notes on the nose. Lemon, oranges, pine with a bit of bread. Decent bitterness. Medium mouth, but oily enough that it leaves a lingering aftertaste. Nice complexity without trying too hard. Not the best IPA out there, but if wouldn't mind having one now and again.

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03-18-2014 01:50:29 | More by MartzMimic
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California

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California

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine/snifter/tulip

A - Swampy golden orange with a hint of earthy brown, one finger tan head and very sticky lacing

S - super rad hop funk right off the nose, bright over ripened pineapple, tons of sugar, fresh malts, grainy, very dense loaf of bread, common flowers, very yeasty and a nice pine sap like note

T - Huge sweet malt with a crazy citrus/pine/pineapple/floral hop. Kind of punches you in the face with all of that at once. nice booze note, dense, a slight mary jane, biscuity and very frsh tasting

M - Full bodied, well balanced, not much complexity but just the right amount, medium plus acidity (but very refreshing) and a very nice long sweet, to hop to sweet malt finish.

D/O - This is a beast of a malt backbone IPA. All the hops and malts you want. Drinks like a snack. Haha. Not quite a meal, but a snack for sure. Very refreshing, great taste and easy to drink. This should suit any ale lovers guidelines of taste

Final thoughts - Very reasonable $8 sixer and a nice 6.2% abv, I could drink this all day!

Serving type: bottle

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Big Sky IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.