Circus City IPA | Big Top Brewing Company

Circus City IPACircus City IPA
BA SCORE
3.29/5
114 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by PorterLambic on 12-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,297
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
114
pDev:
18.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Mikael2200
1.03/5  rDev -68.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This is the worst beer I've ever tried. I even returned it to the store and I never do that. It tasted overly hoppy and I'm pretty sure they used cheap pellets and too much at that. There was no balance of malt and hop. It was overly powerful with cheap hops and a sour hint of the malt they used, likely cheap. Also Sarasota city water is really bad and disgusting. I doubt they filtered it. People wonder why some breweries move to Manatee county, apart from better economic opportunities regarding brewing, the water is much cleaner and better tasting.

If I could rate it 0, I would. And for $9.99 a six pack, you're better off just throwing that cash in the garbage disposal.

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Photo of johngilbert
1.49/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

The first six pack I bought of this was spoiled. We all know that good beers can keep on the shelf, yes even some IPAs if they are well made and have shelf dexterity. I just bought this a second time to give them the benefit of the doubt. Not many craft beer gas stations in North Pinellas County. I like to get singles sometimes-- this is one of the few they even have here. Anyways, the nose is very bad malty. The aroma is a tell-tale generic, amateurish IPA malty nose with a light cat-pee smell and no hops except something bitter with no taste. The mouth feel is heavy syrup body with a lingering alcohol effect. The taste is not much different than the nose (very disappointing). The taste is similar to other American start ups that have IPA's in which the hops lend only bitterness and nothing in the way of flavor.

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Photo of DrinkHardly
1.49/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

This stuff is horrible. It's an IPA, but it tastes like coconut water. It even smells like coconut water. Now, I typically like coconut water, but not when I'm supposed to be drinking an IPA.
For instance, I like the smell of fried chicken when it's fried chicken. But if it's my grandmother's feet that smell like fried chicken, it's an entire different ball game.

I bought a can of this today and it's f'n horrible. I'm currently halfway through it and debating calling it quits. I never leave a beer unfinished, but this is a unique situation.
Sorry for not breaking this beer down into notes and tones, but this beer is something I'd much rather forget.
Sorry, Sarasota, but this brew should be called "Clown's Nutsack". Ugggggggggh.

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Photo of FLBEERGUY25
1.5/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

very "malty". not what I want in an IPA, but to each their own!

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Photo of kwakwhore
1.63/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drain pour from the first sip.

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Photo of suckaj
1.67/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of agandt
2.12/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Ok but you will find better.

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Photo of Frenzeljr
2.31/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Disappointing. Very awkward hop, unpleasant finish. Drinkable, but not by much.

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Photo of Mini4x
2.46/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bready, malty.. I guess I'm spoiled.

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Photo of jaswilson2
2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gotti311
2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.53/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Would not drink it again.

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Photo of ninaturner
2.73/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wrecknut
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of harsley
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hilgart1
2.77/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SSS
2.83/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A-Copper in color, with an off-white head
S-No real hop aroma that I can detect. Malt is not pronounced either. I get a yeast, bread odor
M-Medium to light body, with carbonation being modest and not over powering
T-There is a distinct sweetness at the front end with a weak and mellow bitterness in the finish
O-This beer is as vague and uncharasmatic as its description of itself on the can...read the can, uninspiring.

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Photo of zacklewis
2.84/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutSnob40
2.86/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mattreitz49
2.86/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bruce0920
2.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DRBiser
2.9/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DucksFan16
2.91/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Steve78
2.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
3/5  rDev -8.8%

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Circus City IPA from Big Top Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 114 ratings
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