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:
#29,980
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
157
pDev:
9.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Brief impressions from a bottle nabbed at a grocer in Brooklyn:

Piney and rindy, with pungent bitterness and a coating mouthfeel. Dips into the grapefruit flavour without letting it eclipse the rest of the hop profile. Pale malts and caramalts provide some balancing sweetness, but it does feel a biteen to bitter to my tastes. A hint of onion from the Simcoe. Floral hop notes. No citrus, really.

Well-carbonated, medium-bodied, smooth, slightly dry.

It's a straightforward IPA. Casual drinkers will enjoy it; discerning drinkers may find it unremarkable. Drinkable fare, with a well disguised ABV that's lower than many contemporary IPAs.

Fine.

C (2.83) / AVERAGE

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of breardon1776
3.01/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Light amber color. Head dissipates quickly but there is some really nice lacing on my glass. This is a lighter, gentler IPA than most but still packs a nice 6.6% ABV. So both hoppiness in aroma and taste in lighter. No real floral hints for me. I can't say too much bad but I can't say too much good either. There's a ton more IPAs I would rather drink.

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Photo of swierczt
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of break516beatz
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Went to the GSB brewery with a few friends the other day and picked up a growler of it to take home and try.

A -- Nice amber brown color. About a finger-wide head that dissipated quickly.

S -- Piney hops and some citrus tones.

T -- Some citrus on the front end -- lemon, orange peel, etc. The piney hops hits you on the back side.

M -- Medium carbonation, which is exactly what I like. There's a creamy texture to it.

O -- I was expecting a bit more from this brew but it isn't bad. I'd recommend it to friends and would pick up another growler from the brewery but it's not something that I "must have" in my refrigeration.

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3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kmos27
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JRed
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Transparent orange in body with white frothy head that stays. Aroma of citrus, candied pear, pine, grass. Tastes of citrus, pine, resin, grass, some malty caramel, big bitterness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of raycoll
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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