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Big Sky IPA - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Big Sky IPABig Sky IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,041 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 456
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 30
Gots: 80 | 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:
Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-18-2002

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
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Ratings: 1,041 | Reviews: 456
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received a bottle as a gift for helping out a friend recently. Best by 4-12-12.

Beer poured a clear orange with a solid white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is floral, citrus, and mango.

Taste is some mango with a grapefruit rind finish.

Feel is quite smooth for the style, malt backbone lends to a smooth finish. Carbonation is fairly light.

Overall i like this ipa. It is solid in all aspects and almost at a sessionable abv. I have had it at a few tailgates-very enjoyable!

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3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass.

A: Dark amber color, with significant amounts of red for an IPA. Significant head with fairly large bubbles.

S: Crisp, hoppy aroma.

T: Smooth taste, not overly hoppy as the aroma would have you believe. Nice finish on the middle of the tongue.

M: Regular.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best by 5/3/2012. Pours crystal clear orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with fantastic retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some decent lacing on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange, pine, floral, caramel, biscuit, and herbal spiciness. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pine, orange, caramel, honey, biscuit, and herbal spices. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, and biscuit on the finish for a bit. Great malt and hop balance, showcasing a great citrus flavor throughout. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Very smooth drinking; with basically no alcohol warming presence. Overall, some seriously excellent stuff here. Great balanced flavor profile, and very smooth drinking. Recommended.

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Big Sky IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
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