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Big Sky IPA - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Big Sky IPABig Sky IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

986 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 31
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
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)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

etmur007, Tuesday at 08:20 PM
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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

gold0383, Tuesday at 02:13 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Shawner, Tuesday at 01:05 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Joel12, Monday at 10:47 PM
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3.64/5  rDev -4.5%

LoganMc, Monday at 10:21 PM
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4/5  rDev +5%

Appearance:
Deep amber-gold color, clear. Lots of carbonation rising. Thick off-white rocky head.

Aroma:
Citrus, floral, fruity, a little pine, sweet caramel malts.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Lots of floral hops up front, citrus, herbal, a little piney. Deep malt background, sweet, toasted, caramel, hint of nutty. Finish is dry, semi-crisp. Medium bodied, smooth, dry, a little refreshing.

Overall:
It's an excellent American IPA.

mjurney, Sunday at 10:47 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Boca-X, Sunday at 04:22 PM
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1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

sean_paul, Sunday at 01:54 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +12.3%

Kac2302, Friday at 08:16 PM
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Resiny piney hops dominate the nose with grain aromas in the background.
A tea colored pour with a slight haze supports a 3" off white head with a slight yellow tint. The head persists and leaves thick lace.
An initial malty palate hints at fruit in the middle and then give way to a pleasant, citrusy, lingering bitterness.
Medium body and carbonation.

pat61, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

MikeDAdams, Oct 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

mjc3151, Oct 17, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -12.9%

drinkAK, Oct 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

themorninglark, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of joe12pk
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%

Poured into a glass.

A - Dark amber with a two inch rocky head. Good lacing.

S - Pine and grapefruit peel

T - Nice hop rush up front, ending with fruit and sweet malt and some light hops. Nice.

M - medium light

O - Excellent ale. This gets sweeter and more complex as it warms. Very glad I found Big Sky today!

joe12pk, Oct 14, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -4.5%

vande, Oct 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

nine000, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MidwestBA, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

chrishiker1409, Oct 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

jmbot4371, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Bru-Dog, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Fargrow, Oct 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

This one pours a perfect reddish gold in color that has a decent tan head that settles with moderate speed leaving a course lacing down the glass.

The nose is sweet malts, grassy, bread and some floral notes. Not to remarkable.

The flavor is rather bitter and a little off balance. Nothing to special.

The mouthfeel is a bit too watery as well.

Overall not to great, I would pass on this one. There are much better options out there.

AtrumAnimus, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dheldman, Sep 24, 2014
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Big Sky IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.