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Big Blue D.I.P.A. | Blue Mountain Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Double IPA

Added by kylehay2004 on 07-11-2013

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the growler, it pours a golden amber with a small head, slowly dissipating, It leaves lacing as you enjoy the beverage. Lots of citrus in the nose. Taste follows the nose, with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste - not overwhelming. Yum! Dangerous!

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap in a branded Blue Mountain willi at Michael's Bistro (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear medium-amber with short cap of foamy, small-bubbled beige head with excellent retention and a few strips of lacing.

S: Stellar aroma profile of pine, resin, light dank grassiness, grapefruit, orange, and lime with a light caramel malt note. Titled towards hops as it should be. No yeast or alcohol character at all.

T: The flavor profile is a wonderful blend of the pine, resiny, and citrus notes in the aroma, with even more character and strength as in the nose with a superb deftness with malting, providing countering pale malt breadiness without going overboard with the crystal malt, keeping it interesting yet crisp and dry and highly drinkable. The hopping is complex without being overwhelming, mixing orange, lime, mango, grapefruit, and hints of tropical punch fruitiness with light touches of typically more harsh hop notes including pine and resin.

M: BM hits the mark with drinkable light-medium body with an excellent dry finish with enough body to give it a layering, coating feel without heft.

O: A delicious DIPA, one of the best tasting BM beers I have had in a while for sure. It treads the line of big beer with drinkable brew masterfully with a ton of flavor. I followed this with a BP Sculpin IPA on draft and it paled in comparison -- find this where you can.

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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Half finger head with good retention on a clear copper body. Aroma of molasses, orange, lemon and grapefruit citrus and caramel malt with the malt fairly robust. Malt forward with toasted and caramel malts providing a mild sweetness up front then moving to bland citrus finishing with an aspirin and metallic presence and more of a tart twist to the citrus. Medium to full body and light to moderate carbonation. It's a nice brew with the alcohol well hidden, well balanced but I wouldn't call this one particularly memorable.

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Big Blue D.I.P.A. from Blue Mountain Brewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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