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Big Job | St. Austell Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. Austell Brewery
England, United Kingdom
staustellbrewery.co.uk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by crnipeter on 10-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,980
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
33
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
Trade:
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Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle, Morissons, Bristol - Pours clear amber with a thin white foamy head, which quickly dissipates. Medium carbonation. No noticeable lacing. Aroma - Sweet citrus notes - orange, grapefruit. Taste - Sweet forefront with a zesty citrus notes - orange, grapefruit leading to a long dry bitter finish. Saw this in the local supermarket, supposedly hard to get so gave it a go. For some the clean filtered character will appeal but not really for me. Feels like an upped ABV version of Oakham Ales Citra, a great beer which made me love US hops but since moved on. Nothing badly wrong with this,but personally too clean for me, even in the aroma.

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4.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From Labirratorium. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Brothers A Tale of Two Sons. Fresh and refreshing, zesty, grassy,with citrusy citra notes standing out but still maintaining an english highly-drinkable character. Some sediments.

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Photo of vinicole
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Golden amber. Quickly dissipating head.
Sweet phenolic hop aroma. Tangerine and grapefruit. Some malt is just discernible.
Taste reflects the smell. Finishes with a light bitter bite.
Nicely boozy. Medium carbonation and body.
A high ABV beer that doesn't reach the flavour it deserves.
I far prefer Proper Job.

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Photo of drmeto
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a clear golden-orange with a small to medium,offwhite head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-grapefruit,oranges,tangerines,grassy,spicy,peaches
T:
-Follows the nose plus honey
-noticeably watery throughout the finish
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
I drank this 2 weeks past it's best-by date, so i give it a bit of leeway.
This is mildly decent overall, though a bit underwhelming.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wantedandlisted
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of der_meister
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KCWildcat1998
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dentist666
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden beer with thin off0white head, low retention.
Smell - candy, floral,
Taste - dry, rather bitter, herbal, astringent.
Medium body, soft carbonation, tad strict and austere for the style.

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Photo of Euroglot
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nataliette
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled and bottle conditioned
rich amber bodied and good frothing foamy white head
some citrus on the aroma
the flavour reminds me of a fruity flavoured chewing gum of the juicy variety
it didn't seem to be as solid as the abv would suggest
but bearing in mind I picked this off a supermarket shelf, it would compete with a lot of stuff I paid more than twice for in speciality bottle shops

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark gold body with a dissipating head.
S: Not a lot going on here.
T: Not as good as I was expecting, considering how much I love Proper Job. Nice and earthy, and despite being packed with 'as many Citra and Centennial hops as we could get our hands on' it doesn't taste particularly American, or overly hoppy. Has only a subtle amount of hoppy perfumeyness, but lots of lovely satisfying earthiness. For 7.2% though I'm wanting more. It is deliciously dry, but I think it could benefit from a bit of sweetening malt. That would really bring out the bouquet.
O: Dissapointing based on my expectations, but a good beer regardless.

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Photo of jonb5
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Half litre bottle, poured into pint shaker.

A: Golden, looked like continental apple juice, very clear, small thin head which disappeared fairly quickly, not much lacing.

S: Citrus fruits and Cascade hop, wasn’t the most pronounced aroma I’ve ever smelled from a beer.

T: A bit of a grapefruit bomb, hints of wheat, decent amount of bitterness, hid the booze well.

M: Crisp, decent amount of carbonation, went down well.

O: SNPA on steroids, nicely done, not overly in your face but interesting.

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Photo of JandroArt
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerinabottle
4.9/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Massively hopped (as it says) strong American APA. Worth trying.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthT
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden colour, almost like a farmhouse ale. Strange lemon and yeast on nose. Bitter palate but again an odd yeast flavour. Perhaps an off bottle.

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4.24/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of supermedved
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Kenobi00
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Pour is two fingers of fine, white head settling quickly into one finger, with not much lacing. Dark golden colour and slightly cloudy.

Initially, aroma is very promising. Strong pine, slightly citrus full and pungent.

Initial taste is softer than expected. The pungent hoppy aroma doesn't translate to the taste or mouthfeel, and it's all quite smooth and subtle. Not as BIG a flavour as I would have expected.

Overall, a very drinkable beer, and hard to believe it's ABV as it's so easy to drink, although not as BIG a flavour as I expected from the nose.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of cbnz
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Big Job from St. Austell Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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