Cambridge House Big Dipper DIPA | The Cambridge House Brewpub

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Brewed by:
The Cambridge House Brewpub
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Boto on 12-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of 311bulldog
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of s35keith
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of DNICE555
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the CHBP in Granby. Enjoyed with soupedup.

A cloudy orangey reddish color with an off white head. Aroma is somewhat astringent due to the alcohol presence. Some hops and a huge malt kick in the nose hairs as well. The taste is a bit harsh as well. I wonder how this one would taste with a bit of age on it? Almost no bitterness. I'm getting the hops with each sip but the alcohol is a bit harsh and it seems really heavy on the malt. Maybe age wouldn't help. The balance is a bit off for a DIPA. I don't need a hop bomb but some bitterness would help. There is some citrus and floral notes going on which is nice. The mouthfeel is a bit harsh and this one is definitely a sipper. At 8.1 percent I would like to not be kicked in the ass so hard. My first dissapointment with the CHBP but by no means a terrible beer... just sub par.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I admit to sitting on this growler for a bit in the fridge, but the beer is still crisp and carbonated so I think it is holding up just fine over time.
The beer pours a clear bright copper hue with creamy beige head foaming up 1 cm and fading to an edge layer quickly. Head leaves tightly packed lattice as it recedes after each sip.
Aroma is sappy pine trees with a bit of grass mixed in, the background hints at a bit of caramel but only faintly makes an appearance.
First sip reveals a crisp textured body with average thickness. Carbonation is fine and fizzy and tingles a bit on each swallow.
Flavor is as expected with just a bit of caramel malt up front that rolls to slightly bitter hops full of pine sap and grass but not overly astringent, just full of hop flavor.
This is a tasty brew that is well crafted and hides its ABV well. Another tasty beer from CBH.

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Photo of far333
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange colored with a thick and frothy two inch cap of foam that settles out slowly.

Low aroma of floral and citrus notes, a bit bready.

Flavors of subtle citrus and pine upfront, but quickly matched and nearly overpowered by a yeasty breadiness. Tastes like it was made with Belgian yeast. The yeasty notes don't overpower, but do detract and make this one seem off style. ABV remains hidden.

Full and creamy mouthfeel, very rich and satisfying. Low drinkability for me due to the strong yeast flavors.

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3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught in Granby Location: This one pours a cloudy orangish color. There was a fairly strong off-white head on it. Big nose of piney, resiny hops. A faint malt sweetness breaks through also. The taste is just a hair harsh: perhaps it could have aged a bit longer. This is surprisingly not too bitter at all. The balance with the malts is very good, with a faint malt sweetness to the finish. Some floral and citrus also in the flavor.

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Cambridge House Big Dipper DIPA from The Cambridge House Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 6 ratings