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Heavy Seas - Big DIPA (2013 - ) - Heavy Seas Beer

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88
very good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
When we decided to resurrect the Big DIPA, we knew that we needed to make it bigger and better. We've brought the beer back with the same 10.5%ABV as before, the same massive amounts of hops as before, but this time, we've aged it on oak spirals. Oak spirals suspended in solution allow more surface area to come into contact with the beer increasing the oak presence without increasing exposure time. This results in a smoother oak flavor and further compliments the extraordinary hop characteristics. Cheers!

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-03-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-09-2014 21:40:34 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Mmcdonald79

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

01-20-2014 15:25:38 | More by Griffith
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-17-2014 10:36:51 | More by DRBiser
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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

01-10-2014 00:41:11 | More by Metalmaniac915
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charlienyc

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-08-2014 20:57:12 | More by charlienyc
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-28-2013 06:36:18 | More by jenray
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weezarc

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

12-05-2013 01:29:17 | More by weezarc
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-24-2013 20:43:00 | More by VictorFranco
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Mongrel

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%

A - Hardly "pale," more like amber, almost brown, with big, frothy lacing.

S - Cool hops, grape and sweet malts on the nose. Grape is so prevalent, it could almost pass as a white wine.

T - Sweet for an American DIPA. Big and rich. A touch of pine and a nice big grape note at center. Not overly complex, but very satisfying. Flavor profile is mellower than than your typical American DIPA, skewing more toward the malty, English (and oaked) profile also exhibited by Burton Baton.

M - Full, silky mouthfeel.

Great brew - almost as good as Burton Baton. Incidentally, I've aged one of these for about two years before and the result was spectacular, yielding even more concentrated grape flavors and and a lot of nuance all around.

11-08-2013 20:39:46 | More by Mongrel
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RickS95

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

The pour is an attractive shade of orange. Kind of a dull, brownish orange. Has more clarity than I expected. The head isn't as frothy as I expected, nor does it retain well, but at 10.5%, not unusual for the style. It's a dingy, yellowy white that leaves behind a substantial lace.

You can tell from the nose this thing means business. ABV, pine and oak come wafting from the snifter. Very earthy and robust. Aggressive hopping is obvious. Imminent bitterness presents.

The nose doesn't lie. The tongue picks up the alcohol, oak and pine, along with plenty of malt. Very bready. You can almost taste dough. The alcohol is, um, INTENSE in the swallow.

It is what it is, a massively hopped and malted DIPA. It starts off with a nice, gentle smoothness. Just a touch of fruit. Then the hops take over and as you approach the swallow, a burst of flavor fills the mouth, right as a punch to the gut of alcohol comes raining down. There's complexity, with a variety of layers to it, but in the end, both the hops and malt really come through. Full bodied, with a sharp, dry finish. Pine, oak and alcohol are the dominant players.

Overall, it's a really good beer. Certainly a sipper, but relatively smooth til the swallow when all hell breaks loose. I know by the end of this bomber I won't be able to feel my tongue or throat and I'll be bumping into walls on the way out of the mancave, but each sip will be enjoyable...and manly.

10-26-2013 02:27:39 | More by RickS95
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Michigan

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New York

4/5  rDev +2%

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Maine

4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Heavy Seas - Big DIPA (2013 - ) from Heavy Seas Beer
88 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.