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Big Jim IPA | Northbound Brewpub

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10 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Northbound Brewpub
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jera1350 on 10-23-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
56
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
25.42%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by xmorgan:
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Copper color with a ivory colored head that faded quickly leaving a fare amount of lacing.

S: Big citrus, grapefruit but a little sweet.

T: Big Hoppy beer with a nice hop / malt balance / body. I mean HOPPY but smooth and quite easy to drink 1 or 4 pints of this beer. It is a little too strong to be a session beer, however I have turned it into such. I am thankful for Growlers as I can take the beer to the safety of my home.

M: Nice bitter finish, yet not so dry it remains refreshing and that is it's dangerous point, it is a little high ABV for such a refreshing beer.

O:Is it the best IPA in MLPS? There is no Best, they are all &%^@#A tasty. Point being stick me on a desert isle with BIG JIM and an ugly women, come back in 10 years and your have a basketball team and a happy family.

BLAH BLAH BLAH:
I rate a beer on it's own merits for appearance, smell etc. So very often I rate high. As if I like the beer and enjoy it I then I rate it a 5. So if I like the beer and it looks, tastes, smells and feels good, I WRITE A LOT OF PERFECT ratings. Though clearly I may prefer certain beers to others if I was putting them on a scale and I would never do that. Kinda like picking lovers, all are great (if your humble, though you may prefer one to another depending upon your mood.) Perhaps I find there are so many *S$&#(&!! GREAT BEERS, that I almost always fall in love with each beer for what it is and each brewer/team/family is putting in all their love into and how it fits a style.

I believe it is possible to connect with a brewery via the labors of the breweries love.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours bright gold under a ½” white foam collar.
S: Light fruit, perfumy, very floral – they do a nice job with the hops.
T: starts with malt and fruit and then finishes with a nice citrus rind hop accent. Malt is there, provides a good backbone, light but not overpowering.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Goes really well with their smoked egg salad sandwich.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Big Jim was a big beer. The beer poured a clear copper with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent and taste carried pine and citrus. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid offering.

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Photo of Cooper
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Stevecoop86
4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Strong hop flavor similar to two hearted. Solid level of bitterness while maintaining smooth flow and pleasant aftertaste.

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Photo of morimech
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of akward
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty solid stuff. Nice flavor profile. Not too much bite as other similar ipa's. You could make it a good full bodied, sessionable ipa. This last sentence is 150 characters.

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Photo of grizzbar
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of eye_pea_eh
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CraigP83
2.36/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Smoky highly bitter with the most faint bitterness. Not good

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Photo of dbriesemeister
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap as part of a sampler tray.

Look - rich amber color, no head or lacing

Smell - strong notes of grapefruit, also notes of freshly cut grass

Taste - hop forward flavor, intense bitterness

Feel - some sense of carbonation, medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness

Overall - very good IPA

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Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of billhelm
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Jeffrey2310
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of jeff1973
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.15/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of KarlHungus
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer arrives a hazy amber-orange color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes slowly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is apricot, passion fruit, tangerines and grapefruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, but fuller. This is one juice beer, but that is balanced nicely by a firm bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with lively carbonation, and a silky texture. Overall, this is a fine IPA that I will surely order again.

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Photo of joh02034
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bonerbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Powderhornphil
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of zeledonia
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Big Jim IPA from Northbound Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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