Massive IPA | Great South Bay Brewery

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
155
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
9.6%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 30
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 t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color with some hues of orange and a light amount of visible carbonation. An aggressive pour resulted in a finger and a half high light beige colored head that took a long time to settle down, eventually leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with strong notes of citrusy hops and hints of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has prominent flavors of caramel malts, except that the pine resin hops stand out in front of the hints of caramel malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: In this day and age, this beer stands out among most of the other IPAs in that it is a malt-forward beer but isn't overly sweet because there is also a good balance in the form of a heavy dose of supporting hops.

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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 zestar
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate golden color. Slightly dark with a white head and a bit of lacing. Nose is some citrus hops with some orange and grapefruit rind. Pretty good. The taste is a bit more malty without too much of a hop presence, although there is some light citrus there. Light to medium body with slight bitterness. Drinkability is pretty good as this doesn't stray too far in any one direction, but this is also what keeps the flavor a bit plain.

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Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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 Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer name/Brewer: Massive IPA Great South Bay Brewing, L.I. N.Y.

Serving info: Growler filled on Long Island

Pours: typical darker honey amber, chill haze

Lacing: Very fine and quality looking lace, leaves ample tiny bits around the glass

Head: moderate head development, staying a short while, before going to a nice looking tiny bubble film and slight collar

Sniff: Bready malt/resiny hopped up nose

Body: Full bodied and quite smooth, adding to the continued theme here of quality and enjoy ability

Flavor notes: Tasty IPA, grapefruit and resiny hops doing the heavy lifting. Ample malt under carriage adds to the package. Quite worthy creation, hopefully expanded NY area distribution will get this one more out there and into the hearts, minds and bellys of the BA community. In the mean time, its well worth giving this one a try..

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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 malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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 beerthulhu
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

- spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Dense tangerine orange with a buff, foamy one inch head that was nicely firm in hold. Strong display of macro-effervesce, leaves a meaty foam lace band.

S: Nice aromatic of citrus-grassiness, but is very, very brief, from the bottle to the first wiff was about it. Flowery hop flashes, some dried orange peel. dank herbal notes, and a slight indication of onion grass.

T: Grassy citrus hop flavor, nice level of bitterness, toasted lush malting, has a hint of onion grass on the finish. Light lingering grassy hop warmth, dried orange peel, after the swallow.

M: Decent bite of carbonation, creamy fullness, edgy feel and was definitely one of the bright spots of the drink.

O: A decent level of bitterness, but massive? open to interpretation and years of hop experience. Complexity was rather linear, good drinkability, not great, but satisfying ibus with a deep lush malty body. Definitely gets better deeper into the drink. Nice 9% abv doesn't interfere with the experience.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 Zekenyce
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Massive IPA from Great South Bay Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 155 ratings.
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