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:
#42,191
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
114
pDev:
18.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lare453
3.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tommy5
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | 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 DucksFan16
2.91/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -8.8%
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 mattreitz49
2.86/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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 lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev +14%
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 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 -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.27/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.67/5  rDev +11.6%
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 suckaj
1.67/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PorterLambic
3.64/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Arrives a dark honey color with red running throughout. The white head is small with little retention and no lace to speak of.
Smell is notes of hops and malt and not much else.
Taste is a well balanced mixture of hops, malt and grass notes. Not the hop bomb that is so prevalent in most American IPA's, that's why it's listed as an English IPA.
Medium bodied with a lighter than expected effervescence. Drying from start to finish. A little oddly, to me, also a slight warming aspect to it. Very nice.
Well done for a first release. And on a 75 F early December day just a few miles from the brewery, it was well received by all I talked to who partook. Hope the tasting room opens soon.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This style of beer need not be made anymore.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
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 6thstreetbrewpub
3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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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