Big Eddy Imperial IPA | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
473 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
473
Reviews:
125
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
15.43%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 473 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of Ragnarok88
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tstigz
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Photo of BRD14
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BradleyR
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of acknight
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bismarksays
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dantezeull
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jimcrist
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+!!!

 382 characters

Photo of bcuz7
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Achoo_Bacca
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Rivenin
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bobbyc3
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jaybags
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of arizcards
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!

 429 characters

Photo of rypkr
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Rihup
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Arherring
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.