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Big Sky IPA - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Big Sky IPABig Sky IPA

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very good

1,014 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,014
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 31
Gots: 62 | 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 -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Big Sky IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,014 ratings.