Big Blind
Bad Beat Brewing

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Bad Beat Brewing
Nevada, United States
Imperial IPA
4.06 | pDev: 3.45%
Jun 13, 2020
Dec 12, 2016
Very Good
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Rated by Sellen from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Date - 2-17-2018
Jun 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted from a 12 oz can bought in Las Vegas.

L - Light straw color but opaquely hazy; glows orange when held up to the light. Tall, sticky white head that lasts and creates sheets of lacing.

S - Strong tropical fruit hops with lots of citrus and guava; an odd earthy note is in there too. Biscuity malt in the background.

T - Massive hops flavors hit first: lemon, orange, mango, guava. Next comes lightly sweet, bready malt leads to mostly dry finish. The hops come back as hot aftertaste that lingers in the mouth.

F - Medium body; moderate carbonation with a creamy feel. Very strong hops bitterness runs through the entire palate. Moderate alcohol heat.

O - A great DIPA that is on the New England side of the spectrum. Only the slightly odd note in the aroma brings it down a notch for me.
Nov 03, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by nascarbob99 from Nevada

Oct 13, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Oct 07, 2019
Rated: 4 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Sep 29, 2018
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jan 08, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by Thecalmdrinker from Nevada

Feb 17, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

Jan 02, 2017
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Beer Nerd tulip glass
From: Bad Beat Brewing in Henderson, Nev.
Price: $8.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: Dec. 15, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 17, 2016
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: Canned on Dec. 7, 2016

Tried this as part of eight tasters on a recent trip to Las Vegas for work and really liked this one. Gave it a 4.25 on Untappd and though the price of $8.99 for a 4-pack (I’m about 90 percent sure that was the price). I was only charged for a $3 taster by mistake. Hoping it will be just as good as it was two nights ago. Can says Vermont Ale, with hops including Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic, Herkules and Amarillo. I’d only heard of Mosaic and Amarillo.

Poured a straw-gold yellow hazy color with four fingers of rocky white head. Some bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Excellent uneven foamy lacing. Excellent foamy retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled mandarin, Mosaic, Amarillo, hints of Galaxy or Southern Hemisphere, orange blossom, dense herbal, semi-dank resin, citrus zest and stone fruit. Growing on the nose after a few sniffs. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted almost as good as I remember it. It’s kind of reminding me of Pizza Port’s Graveyard, which I underrated a tad. Specifically got dry Mosaic, Galaxy, spicy Amarillo, grapefruit, dense pine, dank resin, stone fruit, bitter tropical rind and citrus zest. The 8.3 pct. ABV is fairly well hidden. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Dry finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Did not like this as much as the other night. It’s really reminding me of Pizza Port’s Graveyard. This is still good though, especially for a DIPA. (Overall - 4.00)

4.06 | 91 | A-
Dec 27, 2016
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Reviewed by MonkeyBread from Nevada

4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned about 4 days ago. Poured into tulip glass. Appearance is classic north east IPA a hazy, murky, turgid yellow orange. Looks like pulpy white grapefruit juice. Smell is dank, mild resin, evergreens, forest herbs, earthy, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is similar lending a pleasant, smooth bitterness that finishes quickly. White grapefruit, earthy note that best I can describe is as damp wood, pine. Mouthfeel is excellent: lush, flavors play over slowly over the palate, almost creamy.

Fantastic and different. Well done!
Dec 12, 2016
Big Blind from Bad Beat Brewing
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