Overboard IPA | Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria

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Overboard IPAOverboard IPA

Brewed by:
Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria
Hawaii, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
I.P.A. was developed in England around 1800; the extra strength in alcohol and hops helped preserve the beer on its long export journeys to India and beyond. The style has developed a following worldwide. Ours begins with smooth, malty creaminess and a big burst of dry-hop flavor and aroma from a variety of American hops. It finishes with a lingering yet pleasant bitterness. Is it Overboard? You decide.

50 IBU

Added by jdaelhousen on 07-09-2011

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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange colored body with thick, foamy off-white head. Rapid carbonation through the appearance of the pint glass. Aroma contains notes of passion fruit, with scents of orange citris and grapefruit. Flavor contains a caramel malt center, with notes of orange, mango and some mild spice at the finish. Aftertaste leaves a large amount of pineapple flavors on the palate. Big and bold on the bitterness, this is a great IPA.

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3.52/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #81 (Oct 2013):

A very balanced IPA—a good amount of hop flavor, but we were hoping for a bit more umph for a slightly bigger brew. Still an enjoyable IPA, but it is a tough style to tackle and be able to outshine the others. Maybe it’s the name that confused us ... go figure.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.7%

LOOK: Sticky sudsy, hazed pale amber

SMELL: Orangey, oily, faintly catty, mango, dough biscuits, minty, piney, faint yeast, esters

TASTE: Smooth, orange peel, spice, semi-dank, ample bitterness, hint of booziness, pineapple, earthy, warming, dried grass, grainy, hop oil, apple skin, bread, leafy; hoppy, semidry finish

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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into wine glass.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with large white head and nice lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit, orange, pine, tropical notes and some spiciness. Good West Coast aroma.

Taste: A cornucopia of hop flavors. Tart grapefruit, juicy orange, and tropical fruits override the base malts. Spicy and piney finish with some lingering grapefruit.

Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dripping with hop oils. Dry, refreshing finish.

Overall: A stellar IPA and the best Hawaii beer I have had.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 16oz American pint at Humpy's in Kailua-Kona, and on special all-day, at that - 'local' love, yo!

This beer appears a clear, pale golden amber colour, with one finger of foamy and puffy off-white head, which settles at due pace, leaving a very sparse array of pebbled curling sheet lace around the glass.

It smells somewhat strongly of bitter citrus rind, mild pine branch, understated bready caramel malt, and soft, warm toffee. The taste is pleasantly sweet caramelized malt, moderated pine/citrus hops, and a mild, inoffensive booze warming.

The bubbles are average in their bearing, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, with just a wee bit of hop interference. It finishes quite hoppy and bitter, amongst an overshadowed, but not yet beaten, lingering toffee sweetness.

A decent, seemingly malt-forward IPA, sweet upfront, with a slow, but surely growing bitter hop offset. Agreeable feature pint fare, and as such, I wish I had room for more of it, no kidding.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Overboard IPA from Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria
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