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:
156
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
9.6%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 snaotheus
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2015-09-04
12oz bottle brought from Manhattan by @mr-jj. Served in a tulip. No idea what the age might be. If there's a date on it, I can't find it.

Pours slightly hazy golden with a smallish head that fades mostly away fairly quickly. Not much carbonation. Smell is nice, tropical juicy, citrus.

Taste is not as sweet and tropical as the aroma suggested. More of a pale ale level of sweetness, with a low IPA to high Pale Ale level of hoppy bitterness. Nice bitterness with a hint of tropical juice.

Mouthfeel is light and dry. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breardon1776
3.01/5  rDev -19.7%
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 ejane
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calitrie1486
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very solid i.p.a from great south bay. Had it on tap at a wedding and was exceptional by long island standards for I.P.A'S

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Photo of drews240
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 jfcaa193
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Uconnelmo
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npcampbell
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
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 antman27
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shopsis
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I agree with all the others who wrote that their is nothing MASSIVE about this beer. All in all, very pleasant and refreshing on a warm afternoon. Would certainly buy it again.

Too bad it's ms-named.

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Photo of swierczt
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Icemann383
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatBigSteve
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So how can I give them a 4 in all categories but a 3.5 overall? Simple: false advertising. Sorry guys, there's nothing "massive" about this IPA at 60 ibus and 6% abv. Clearly not an imperial or double IPA, but really run of the mill stats for a typical IPA. Is it good, sure. More malty than overly hoppy, but still very balanced. Looks good, smells good, but with a name like "Massive" it leaves you wanting more. Unlike truly "massive" IPAs, the flavor dissipates quickly.

Makes me wonder what else the brewmaster exaggerates about in real life. ;)

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Photo of raycoll
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cath
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyWB2
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice IPA - great mix of hops, fruit, floral and malt.

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Photo of JKV96
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of BobMessina
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Cubro
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of LeahM
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

Massive IPA from Great South Bay Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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