Big Eddy Imperial IPA | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Imperial IPABig Eddy Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I grew up drinking Leines before the term craft beer was ever uttered, so I was skeptical when I saw they had an Imperial IPA. But there's a lot going on here. This is a complex beer with fabulous flavors. I'm a long time fan of BeerAdvocate and look up beers here all the time. This is the first review I've written 'cuz this is clearly an underrated beer, that should rate a 4+!!!

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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single at Total Wine in late April for $2.49.

Beer poured a copper color with a nice white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is light citrus hops.

Taste is very well balanced. Big malt base blends pretty well with a decent amount of hops. Finish is a bit sweet but not cloying.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and very satisfying.

Overall this is a very likable brew, easy to drink on a Friday after a long week at work!

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Big Eddy Imperial IPA from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 473 ratings.
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