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Heavy Seas - Big DIPA (2009-2011) - Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas - Big DIPA (2009-2011)Heavy Seas - Big DIPA (2009-2011)

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300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%


Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Hops: Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe
Malts: 2-row, Biscuit, Crystal

(Beer added by: tgdigital on 06-17-2009)
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Reviews by malloyca:
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malloyca

District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear reddish brown with a tan-to-white head. The Big DIPA gives off sweet malt aromas, with caramel, vanilla, faint bananas, some citrus and a bit of barnyard or ripe cheese that is not off-putting. This is a very sweet, syrupy style DIPA, which is again dominated by caramel, toffee and similar sweet-malt flavors without much bitterness. There is also a fair amount of heat from the 10.6% ABV. Toward the end of the 22 oz., more of the roasted malt flavors emerged, rather than the very sweet flavors that were initially present. This is a complex beer, but too sweet and syrupy for my personal tastes and drinkable only in limited doses.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 14:09:40 | More by malloyca
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Sweet caramel malt, booze, muted citrus, and hints of dark fruit form the initial aroma. Floral notes accompany oak, bruised cherry, figs, and dates. There's a significant caramel malt backbone.

Flavor is boozy. Fairly oaky and resiny at the finish. Deep caramel notes accompany slight fruit character and toasted malt. Citrus is muted by bitterness.

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Appearance: Looks simple but good, transparent amber with very little bubbles on the body. Head originally off-white, rose to maybe 1/4", looking pretty good so far.

Smell: Hoppy and with light pine scent, light leaving you pretty quick.

Taste: Real bitter and a little light, the bitterness disapears quickly that's where I am going at. Heavy alcohol feel, missing the true floral feel I believe any IPA should have.

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Heavy Seas - Big DIPA (2009-2011) from Heavy Seas Beer
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