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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

925 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 925
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 29
Gots: 42 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 925 | Reviews: 438 | Display Reviews Only:
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danipp

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-07-2014 19:29:33 | More by danipp
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-05-2014 14:20:02 | More by jmdrpi
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-04-2014 22:49:07 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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Jordan444

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-31-2014 09:11:24 | More by Jordan444
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-26-2014 03:22:01 | More by StArnoldFan
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scripna

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-26-2014 01:49:36 | More by scripna
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-25-2014 23:31:19 | More by SitkaSteve
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-25-2014 22:02:15 | More by Lukebell15
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-19-2014 13:14:05 | More by MattXT
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-18-2014 23:29:17 | More by thebigredone
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intangible

Missouri

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-18-2014 00:01:19 | More by intangible
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elektronen

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-16-2014 18:51:58 | More by elektronen
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cdog707yo

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-15-2014 09:43:04 | More by cdog707yo
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headyhardy

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-05-2014 22:31:24 | More by headyhardy
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2014 19:21:15 | More by IanSpindler
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-01-2014 22:06:57 | More by MikeWard
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2014 23:05:55 | More by Zone_Fighter
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Foyle

Wyoming

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
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Scott17taylor

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-27-2014 00:41:17 | More by Scott17taylor
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-25-2014 18:04:34 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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maniaczak

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-23-2014 23:15:00 | More by maniaczak
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-13-2014 17:21:26 | More by PickwickHopz
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-12-2014 21:47:40 | More by jzlyo
Big Sky IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.