Big Sky IPA - Big Sky Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color a two finger of white colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer has a big smell of a bready and citrus nature with the citrus being mainly of a grapefruit hop smell, but containing some aromas a sweet orange. Along with the grapefruit hop comes aromas of pine and a bit of an earthy smell as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and very citrusy flavor with the presence of a bit of orange sweetness mixed with a grapefruit hop. Other fruity flavors of a tropical fruit nature (tangerine, mango, pineapple) are present from the start as well with these fading as the flavor advances on more toward the end of the taste. The bready flavors take on some more biscuit like notes as the taste advances with the hop really ramping it up toward the middle to the end. While initially only a grapefruit hop being present, hop flavors of pine and a floral nature, as well as an increase in the grapefruit come to fruition more at the end of the taste. With all these changes and a bit of the tropical flavors really coming back strong at the end, one is left with a decently hopped and smooth flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the rather high side. Both actually fit the beers flavor profile quite well with the higher carbonation really enhancing the crispness of the brew all while the medium body did the same, but upheld the nice blend of hop flavors.
Overall – This was a rather easy drinking and quite enjoyable IPA overall. Rather tasty.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2014 04:52:25 | More by Darkmagus82
3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: pours a healthy 3" cream colored head that fades slowly with significant lacing. Color is a clear rich copper with no visible carbonation streaming.
Aroma: pleasant aroma of citrus hops (tangerine and grapefruit) with some malty sweetness lurking in the background.
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied with a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Finish is somewhat dry. Flavor: the grapefruit hops dominate the taste, but the sweeter tangerine flavor is also present. For balance there is whole wheat bread malt flavor and some caramel sweetness.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2014 17:38:56 | More by Foyle
Big Sky IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.