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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

922 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 922
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 28
Gots: 40 | 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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Ratings: 922 | Reviews: 438 | Display Reviews Only:
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optimator705

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-02-2012 20:38:13 | More by optimator705
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-31-2012 19:16:47 | More by xnicknj
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vishneda

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-31-2012 00:45:18 | More by vishneda
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MeanJoe


3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-30-2012 02:21:58 | More by MeanJoe
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-28-2012 21:01:55 | More by enelson
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WASPY


4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-28-2012 02:57:28 | More by WASPY
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Shasty


4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-27-2012 17:13:57 | More by Shasty
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Onemic

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-27-2012 05:50:47 | More by Onemic
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Jman_01

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-26-2012 15:24:03 | More by Jman_01
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-26-2012 04:30:26 | More by WDJersey
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bergdj

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-26-2012 02:28:39 | More by bergdj
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durlta

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-22-2012 23:07:33 | More by durlta
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Shineonsolar


3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-22-2012 04:40:00 | More by Shineonsolar
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-22-2012 01:01:28 | More by EvanWilliams
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dfillius

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-19-2012 02:25:21 | More by dfillius
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jesus808

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-18-2012 02:25:42 | More by jesus808
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-14-2012 05:24:51 | More by ssjkyle
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Joeyuwp

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-08-2012 17:49:26 | More by Joeyuwp
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Mayhewbc

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-07-2012 22:52:57 | More by Mayhewbc
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Pjev11

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-06-2012 18:40:13 | More by Pjev11
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great beer in a can just showed up in time for summer. IPAs are especially well-suited for this format. As expected, the canned version of this beer is better than the bottled, which is also solid.

Let's get on with it. Pours a bright orange-copper with a healthy head of ecru foam that drops some thick rings around the glass. A bit of a hybrid between the English and American styles. The malt, with its warm biscuit and toffee notes, is all English, while the herbal and piney hop flavors are All-American. Somehow a nice balancing act between the two is found, and instead of being a distraction, this sets it apart from the wealth of other IPAs sitting on shelves. 65 IBUs and 6.2% ABV - right where I like my IPAs.

I'll still go for the west coast hop bombs every time, but Big Sky IPA is a nice changeup and the canned option is nice to have around for a laid back weekend excursion.

Serving type: can

07-06-2012 17:08:12 | More by bump8628
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Clear orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is pretty good and a finger sized ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Rich and malty IPA. Boatloads of caramel, some toastiness, and a solid neutral sweetness. Herbal and flowery hops. Smells wonderful.

4.0 T: Taste is like it smells. Malts are more in charge than the hops. Lots of caramel followed by toastiness and a light fruitiness. Hop flavor is herbal, flowery, and a touch citrusy.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be creamier, but okay. Super smooth.

4.0 D: Well crafted, malty IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 02:35:27 | More by DavoleBomb
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Bsmiff


1/5  rDev -73.8%

07-05-2012 23:46:57 | More by Bsmiff
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours clear copper orange with a two finger off white head, decent retention. There isnt much on the nose, there is some citrusy hop bitterness. The taste is very east coast IPA, there is some citrus flavors and and a metallic malt feel. The beer drinks pretty easy, leaves behind a bitter and dry aftertaste. This is a pretty good IPA, dont know how old mine is but I would like to try it fresh because I feel it would have a bigger nose.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 22:29:10 | More by TwelveOunces
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Jfriz25

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- golden amber with big foamy white head. Leaves some decent lacing.

Smell- faint citrusy smell, less than I am used to in an ipa nowadays but still pleasant

Taste- orange and pine are the two dominant flavors held together by some sweet malt. Nice balance and flavor.

Mouthfeel- Fairly full body, not very resiny. Pretty par for the course.

Overall- it was a good find in a make your own 6 rack and in the same situation id get it again. Perfect for someone who likes hops but isn't in to the overpowering stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 00:10:14 | More by Jfriz25
Big Sky IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
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