Massive IPA | Great South Bay Brewery

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
9.6%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Blackop555
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden orange. Short, Foamy, white head fades fast. Light lacing.

Smells caramel malts, citrus, toasted malts, pine and floral.

Tastes citrus, lemon, grain, malt, pine and earthy. Quite bitter dry finish with citrus peel linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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 entenduintransit
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Act25
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hard to quantify my impressions of this tasty but typical big IPA.

A: Clear bronze orange with foamy one finger head that was modest in retention and lacking in lace.

S:Too slight, citrus, honey, white pepper. Flowery hops, orange peel. dank herbal notes, and onion grass.

T: Grassy citrus hop flavor, with a fine level of bitterness, toasted malt, with a hint of onion grass. Dried orange rind candy in the after taste.

M: Firm carbonation, edgy feel and crisp finish. Good food beer.

O: Decent, different. Complex. But not massive. Try 6.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -24.5%
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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Photo of mikr
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NonicPanic
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k47k
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Peter1977
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcorn
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TwoHeartedAlex
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRed
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
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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Photo of acurtis
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmos27
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Massive IPA from Great South Bay Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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