Dinosaur Death
Big Lake Brewing

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
5.8%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 7.85%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
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Big Lake Brewing
 
Michigan, United States
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Notes: A New England Style IPA with bitter orange peel.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can from superspak
No date
Batch 19 pint

Creamy hazy color of blonde, creamy head of 1/2 finger leaving loops

Tons of intoxicating fresh fruit on the nose - but a wonderful beery fruit. Reminds me of Brix in Omaha when they were open and giving tastings. Gorgeous apricot, melon, peach, orange. It's taking me back.

Flavor is a bit on the bitter piney/grassy side but fruit lies underneath. Apricot and orange with slight cantaloupe. Bitter citrus rinds.

Feel is juicy and creamy. Nice acidity too. Loving this. Moderate to mild alcohol heat.

Overall I can understand some of the lower reviews but for me this beer hits the right markers. Lovely stuff.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange with a finger of dense white head.
Smells of citrus primarily.
Taste is bitter citrus, orange pith and grapefruit dominate.
Medium to full body, good carb levels. Smooth and creamy feel.
Overall a good NEIPA.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass; Batch 001, canned on 1/30/2019. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep golden/amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, light peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, bitter orange peel, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, light peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, bitter orange peel, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; with no lingering hop/orange peel astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 5.8%. Overall this is an excellent fruited NEIPA. All around great citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, bitter orange peel, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Nicely soft feel, not overly aggressive. Very flavorful and balanced for the ABV. Feels like Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops with bitter orange peels; and a great balancing wheat/oat/malt backbone. Mild residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Dinosaur Death from Big Lake Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 5 ratings