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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 tito42:
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tito42

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to a tulip glass. Best by 09/15/2011 stamped on bottle.

A: Rich copper with a thick, foamy off-white head. Nice lacing and nicely carbonated.

S: Strong grapefruit with citrus and floral hops.

T: Very balanced. Stout malt backbone with plenty of hops bitterness as well. Definite caramel notes throughout with citrus and floral hints as well. A bit too much caramel sweetness for my taste.

M: Nice malt creaminess up front and nice bitterness and bite on the back end, but a tad watery in the middle.

O: A nice, well-balanced entry into the AIPA field. Not my favorite in the style or of this brewery, but not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 02:00:07 | More by tito42
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-15-2014 20:27:06 | More by tommy5
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-12-2014 21:47:40 | More by jzlyo
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04-10-2014 00:48:52 | More by Modernrickk
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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dertyd

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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fitius5150

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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oilcan01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-24-2014 01:33:37 | More by oilcan01
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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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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-16-2014 15:36:44 | More by Wolberjs
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-11-2014 23:36:11 | More by jgunther71
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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whatthehull

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

03-07-2014 04:54:04 | More by whatthehull
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EF4

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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