Massive IPA | Great South Bay Brewery

Massive IPAMassive IPA
BA SCORE
3.68/5
157 Ratings
Massive IPAMassive IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery
New York, United States
greatsouthbaybrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,947
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
157
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.59/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am not usually a fan of IPA , this one may convert me.

No particular aroma. Pours a nice light orange amber body with a decent light beige head. Head retention is good and laces the glass accordingly. Taste is a mild citrus with a good bitter tang. Not as "medicinal" in the aftertaste as I've found in other IPA's.

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Photo of samibr
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of bonbright7
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After pouring this dark golden IPA into my merlot glass to observe its interesting features, I noted the strong aroma of a grapefruit type of hops and swirling unique malt characters I noted later in the taste. The first taste was a vocabulary lesson in hops and as I slowly tasted more of it, the spicy taste seemed to change its personality to illicit more fruity esters which I would usually attribute to heavier double IPA names.

Like a circus bear riding a small bicycle, the Massive IPA packed a large taste that did various tricks as its slowly warmed up in my glass. I was impressed with its volume and weight as I thought it paired well with sharp cheddar cheese and would make a good beer to tailgate with in the company of good friends.

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Photo of mikr
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rallyr32
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of 2Xmd
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of MikeConklin
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of GFD400
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of ejane
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npcampbell
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is sweet and malty. Good nose and dark colors. Best they have on tap.

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steelerguy
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Gold color, nice carbonation, big frothy white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S - Lots of resinous smelling hops, citrus and pine. Slighty sweet malt aroma.

T - Citrus from the hops comes through first with a touch of pine, followed by a simple but nice malt backbone. Tastes like a lot of 2-row with some very light crystal malt that gives the beer a sweetness.

M - A little less attenuated than most American IPA with a moderate mouthfeel, but not unpleasant.

D - Lots of hop flavors balanced by some nice malt flavors makes this an easy drinking IPA. Does not kill you with bitterness on the finish, great job by a new comer.

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Photo of disruptor32
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden body with a faint haze served from tap in a frosted shaker at Cheesecake Factory... Just a slim film of head on top... Aromas of dank citrus and floral pine were followed by a particularly bitter wash of citrusy notes in a fine shellac... Medium-light feel, moderate carbonation, big bitterness, and mild sweetness - a classic take on the style without any fluff or pretense... Cold and lean, drank fast, left a pleasant bitterness behind...

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Photo of GGMUDBONE
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a medium brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured predominantly piney hops with a round sweetness.

The taste consisted of an upfront spicy pine punch with a supporting grainy sweetness and some faint butterscotch. There was a considerable residual hop spice noted. The malts were a bit thin however.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a lingering piney spice.

Overall a tasty hop bomb. Could use a bit more bulk however.

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Photo of tubeman
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of NonicPanic
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lawbreaker
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DCH
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Massive IPA from Great South Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 157 ratings
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