Bark Bite | Big Wood Brewery

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109 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Wood Brewery
Minnesota, United States
bigwoodbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Minn_Joe on 07-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
19
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy yellowish orange, finger of white fluffy head that left decent lacing.

Smell is lemon, grapefruit, sweet malt, orange peel, lime

Taste is bitter citrus peel, orange, very bitter grapefruit, bitter pine, lingering pine bitterness, lemon and lime, sweet underlying malt

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, almost more APA then IPA, but it works just fine.

Really nice addition to the IPA choices I have, could have toned down the bittering hops in the back end a bit, but it does say Bitter Bite, Citrus Soul right on the can so who am I to argue with what they were clearly goin for!

Nice Price, 16oz cans, in my fridge!

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Photo of Minn_Joe
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with a two finger off white head. Lots of citrus and malt scents and it tastes like it smells. Citrus upfront with a nice hoppy finish. It felt good to the tounge with a solid but not overwhelming heaviness. Overall a good beer from a great brewery. Would recommend this beer to anyone that likes IPA's.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of cyclonece09
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours cloudy yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus and floral hops, very nice and full. Tastes of nice sharp citrus and floral hop tastes, with a nice backbone of light malt. Beer is light bodied carbonated a tad heavy but still nice finish. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of Burgy
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge three finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A crisp and juicy hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, pineapple, and apricot. Earthy and floral hops with hints of grass and pine. Solid malt presence with hints of grains, caramel, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid IPA aroma.

Taste: Like the nose, a juicy and grassy hop driven taste with big notes of citrus and grass. Citrus hops with upfront juicy notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, apricot, lemon, and pineapple. Big presence of earthy hops with notes of grass and pine. Good malt backing with notes of caramel, grains, cracker, biscuit, and yeast. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty good take on a West Coast style IPA. Lots of citrus and grass taste with a nice dryness.

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4.16/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ceanderson
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Fills the glass with a hazy straw/light orange color with a big, very foamy head. That head compacts down to an almost root beer-like density. It lingers a long time, nearly to the end of the glass and leaves some lacing behind as well.

The aroma is the best part of this brew. Big fruit smells. I get mango, candied fruits, citrus, floral notes and an underlying hint of onion and pepper. Very nice.

This is a pretty tasty IPA. Big bitter and candied fruit up front with some bitter grapefruit, lemon zest backing it up. I also taste a little bit of onion and just a hint of cattiness. It has a nice, drying bitter finish that lasts a long time.

The mouthfeel is about right; medium and a little sticky.

Overall, this impressed and surprised me. Tastier and more layered than I had expected.
Well done.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Nose: citrus, pine, grapefruit, floral with some malt notes.
slightly hazy gold, 2" white foam cap.
the palate starts with some malt sweetness but the hops dominate with a citrus rind bitter finish.
medium body and carbonation

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Bark Bite from Big Wood Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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