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

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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: 10 | Ratings: 56
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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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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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%

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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bonerbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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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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