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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
86
very good

976 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 31
Gots: 52 | 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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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, Friday at 11:09 PM
Photo of MikeDAdams
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

MikeDAdams, Friday at 02:41 PM
Photo of mjc3151
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

mjc3151, Friday at 03:59 AM
Photo of drinkAK
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%

drinkAK, Wednesday at 09:06 PM
Photo of themorninglark
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
Photo of vande
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%

vande, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of nine000
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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

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

chrishiker1409, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of jmbot4371
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

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

Fargrow, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of AtrumAnimus
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

tdmccarthy, Sep 24, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +14.4%

Gra1164, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Rog_03, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Moose90
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Moose90, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of RyanK252
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Bottle poured into an Alaskan Brewing Co Pint glass

A: Pours deep golden amber with a little off white head.

S: Citrus hops and caramel malt sweetness

T: Citrus and tropical fruit hops, grapefruit and pineapple stand out most, a little caramel malt sweetness to balance it, with a little floral hop hit on the finish. Very well balanced.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very pleasant surprise. Quite a tasty brew.

RyanK252, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

zaptone, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BigGold, Sep 07, 2014
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Big Sky IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.