Big Job | St. Austell Brewery

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St. Austell Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by crnipeter on 10-10-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 29
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Photo of supermedved
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of nataliette
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerinabottle
4.9/5  rDev +37.6%
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 vagonchik
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
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 crnipeter
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear golden-yellow with a finger of off-white cap that sets at medium pace.

Nose is lychee, citrusy and spicy hops, banana esters reminiscent of Hefeweizen (a brief look at the back-label confirms the assumption that wheat-malt has been used in this one) and there's only subdued malt aroma.

Flavor is lemony with very restrained pale malt character. There's a pleasant lasting retronasal oflaction provided by hops. No harshness nor oaky flavors as it should be and absolutely no signs of being 7%.

Light with creamy texture (wheat) and substantial carbonation.

Doesn't seem very much like an Imperial one but flawlessly crafted nonetheless. (A presumably fresh bottle without BB indication, into tulip.)

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Shared it, and got thing I did because it's just strong. It pours with a clear and golden color and a decent and not really thick white head. The aroma is extremelly pleasant. Sweet and fruity thanks to the citra hops (on of the best aromas out there). The taste is completely different, especially after such a smell. It's bitter, hoppy, bitter and hoppy. A very strong taste with a bit too much bitterness for me. The aftertaste is also very bitter and I can still feel it.
A good beer, but not really for me.

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Photo of windypete
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of der_meister
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonb5
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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 Euroglot
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark straw with a fading snowy head that leaves the odd trailer.
Big juicy citrus nose with some MO doughiness underneath.
Biscuit with bossy pink grapefruit, lychee, goosberry and light resin hops jumping right in.
Lime curd ending and minty linger.
Light, crisp, slight chew, no burn, a bit of oil.

Nugget, Centennial, Cascade and Citra. BBD 25.Jul.2014, so coming up near the end of 3 months freshness.

It's certainly got the hopping right - there are all sorts of angles to this combo, with Centennial and Citra representing the most - making it very refreshing, especially with no heat. But i's pale and thin for the strength (by Brit standards, anyway) and the bitterness is a bit powdery which is not quite a flaw, but not on point either. And it's in no way - IBUs, aroma, ABV - a DIPA.

Solid, above average American IPA but given the brewery, I expected more somehow.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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 mizx
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of clarknova
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Kenobi00
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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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Photo of cbnz
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of vfgccp
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brim
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of GarthT
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
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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Photo of pcbnumber1
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JandroArt
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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