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

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Added by PorterLambic on 12-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,629
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
127
pDev:
18.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lare453
3.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutSnob40
2.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tommy5
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of mattreitz49
2.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DucksFan16
2.91/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an amber shade of gold with off-white head. Floral notes, malt, and some hay and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bready note. Too malty for me.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
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 Gotti311
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BdM
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hilgart1
2.77/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Circus City IPA has a thick, off-white head, a hazy, sort of darkish amber-gold appearance, some bubble streams, and rather heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of fruity, tropical fruit hop oils, but NOT canned grapefruit, which is so usual, these days. Taste is of sweet, slightly bitter, somewhat olive oil? resin (a la Anchor IPA), with sweet bread crust. Mouthfeel is high medium and very nearly heavy. Big Top Circus City IPA finishes on the dry and very interesting side of things.

RJT

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Photo of kell50
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light copper to dark gold in color with a quarter inch of densely packed creamy beige head. The aroma is of light malt with notes of saltine cracker and resinous piney to citrus hops. I'm tasting a very intensely tangerine to grapefruit hop and light marzipan malt forward beer. The mouth is resinous and lightly chalky.

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Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of suckaj
1.67/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of user785335
3.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice surprise. Good beer for a hot Florida afternoon.

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Circus City IPA from Big Top Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 127 ratings