IPA | Big Elm Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
84 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Elm Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
bigelmbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WDJersey on 02-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Bogdawg
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.3 into a 6. Says IPA, tastes like a saison from start to finish. A very good Saison at that. Could they have canned their Saison in the IPA cans? Ratings above are saison based.

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

Photo of SABERG
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a recently purchased 12 oz can into a pint glass
a - Lovely honey colored backdrop, I love the clarity,carbonation is active in support of a full
white cap.
S - A bit of Saison yeast? Sure smells like 3711, Pine notes, cracker, and a bit of apricot.
T - Starts off a bit metallic, semi sweet malt backbone, supports the pine driven hops, a very nice bitterness.
M - Medium in body excellent carbonation, a quick run down the middle of the toungue, bitterness is refreshing of sorts. Lingers a long time.
O - I wonder if I have an off batch, I cant escape that Saison yeast flavor throughout the experience. That aside I feel the base has lots of upside. I will certainly be trying this again.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: garlic, cat urine, and floral;

T: earthy and floral up front; floral from the middle through the finish with cat pee and grapefruit rind in the background; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: a nice and well done break from pine citrus, and tropical fruit;

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Photo of ejane
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrewBest
2.97/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of swierczt
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flek
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gphelps70
2.79/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MikeyBadnews
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Julio's Liquors in Rockland, MA a suburb about 20 miles south of Boston

Generic can with a bronze silhouette of an elm tree. Very old school design, appealing and I'm a fan of the Berkshire region where this is brewed.

Pours a Tupelo Honey with good effervescence, single finger head that retreats quickly, noticeable lacing.

Smell is a dull malt forward earthiness with scant fruity notes that aren't spectacular.

Taste is a sweet bitterness unwashed grapefruit rind, standard but enjoyable, a quality flavor.

Mouthfeel is terrific, bubbly, not sticky, doesn't give you the thick malty film towards the back of your throat... really pleasant.

Overall an enjoyable beer, not regretting the purchase and something I'd be willing to enjoy at a bar.

Recommendation To try

Cheers!

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Photo of TripelMark
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Bright pale copper hue, two fingers of head stick around for a while. Smells of white tea, citrus zest, pine resin, & grass. Smooth with a slightly chewy medium body, ample hop bitterness with a long linger of rind-like and grassy hop flavor. Fallen apple, warming alcohol, toasted grain, & more hop flavor in the middle. Pretty easy drinking for a bigger IPA, most certainly got my hop fix here.

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Photo of garyloveman
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MA_Nole
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twizzard
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mswatpup293
3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sposter4
2.79/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tpauer
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bp4171
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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IPA from Big Elm Brewing
3.85 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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