Circus City IPA | Big Top Brewing Company

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Circus City IPACircus City IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Top Brewing Company
Florida, United States
bigtopbrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by PorterLambic on 12-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
18.79%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of MrMike13
4.71/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice Copper color, aroma smells like cascade. Nice malt and hope balance. Very well done for an English IPA. I can drink this one in the heat and have more than one!!

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Photo of ScottBodager
4.69/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Love this hometown ipa! Good kick and a gentle hoppy taste. Great beer!

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Photo of Bderby
4.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of goodbeer4cheap
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A great beer that hits my sweet spot. I didn't give it a higher rating for a great beer because it's overall flavor and color are clones of bells two hearted ale although the smell is not nor the mouth feel. Enjoyed from a can in a tulip glass. Cans have been recently changed. I have in the past couple of years enjoyed this on trips to Florida.

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Photo of Andrew_Rios122
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wilfonzo
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeronumber
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Deep. Mello. Not fruit. Ale with hop dash and no rash. Sweet afternotes and nice job all around. Not amazing but I have to hand it to the boys and girls at Big Top, being a Sarasota local me-self. We are on the way to making a place on the map for craft wetness.

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Photo of Remdog
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Pinball_Guy
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of worussell3
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of user785335
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice surprise. Good beer for a hot Florida afternoon.

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Photo of mullehs
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Leag0002
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domin8er3
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of David63Olson
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Love the taste, the name, and this story of this beer.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid, not spectacular, IPA.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of apurpura214
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Circus City IPA from Big Top Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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