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Big Eddy Imperial IPA | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Imperial IPABig Eddy Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.71/5
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473 Ratings
Big Eddy Imperial IPABig Eddy Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerBelcher on 03-12-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
473
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of puboflyons
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 07814-B21011337. 2013 vintage.

It pours medium amber-copper with a small off-white head that becomes a long lasting ring.

The nose makes me think of a barleywine or an old ale with a dominating caramel maltiness, booze, sugar, and a subtle earthy hop note.

The body is full and bold.

Caramel malts are upfront in the flavor rather than hops that one might expect from an Imperial IPA. Sweetness. An alcohol bite. Low to moderate bitterness at the end.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Nice clear amber color that pours a strong 2 finger head

Smell: Sweet, fruity aroma

Taste: Similar to the aroma, quite sweet, definite grapefruit quality. Not a lot of bitterness, but it does seem to intensify a bit as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and light, super drinkable

Overall: This is a very drinkable and enjoyable IIPA. The 2014 version of this beer seems to have less bitterness than 2013, and I like this more overall than I remember enjoying the 2013 edition. In full disclosure, the guy who brewed this particular batch is a family friend, and I think he did an admirable job!

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3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/1/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, pineapple, floral, caramel, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and solid strength. Taste of tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, caramel, toast, toffee, floral, grass, light pine, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, caramel, toast, toffee, floral, light pine, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; with very balanced sweetness/bitterness and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, moderately slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice DIPA. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. Definitely a unique take on the style, but it is nicely enjoyable.

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Big Eddy Imperial IPA from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 473 ratings
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