Pack Train | Big Sky Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bigskybrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bitterbill on 06-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 14
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Photo of russpowell
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent honey color with a finger of pearl colored head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Tropical, citrus & breadyness

T: Follows the nose, some mango, grapefruit & dryness up front. Mango, dryness, grapefruit pith, a little wisper of booze as this warms. Finishes juicy, grapefruitty, piney, with mango & dryness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation

Very nice DIPA, pick it up fresh & you will be impressed

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Photo of corywalston
4.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Dark golden hue. Slow head displacement. Very little lacying.
S: Piney hops, sweet fruit, and honey?
T: Hoppy, piney, mango, honey.
F: Very lite syrup.
O: BOOM this is the bomb. Try it. Light in flavor for a DIPA but amazing.

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Photo of Spikester
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear gold with two fingers of ten minute white head. Splotches of lace.
Smell is all about the hops.
Taste is resinous hops with a good amount of malt backing.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and moderately bitter.
Nice DIPA that keeps the malts under control. Nice balance for the style. Well done Big Sky.

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Photo of stephens101
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange and shiny with a dirty white topping. Citrus and faint pine to the nose. Taste is a near perfect consolidation of juice, resin, spice and caramel sweetness. Medium in body and potent in kick but won't knock you out.

This is a majestic IPA from a brand that I've apparently been away from for way too long.

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Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass:

Look: Clear pale orange/amber color with 1 finger off white head that disappated fairly quick, some lacing.

Smell: Pine and Citrus notes

Taste: fruity taste, very mild malt flavors, bitter dry finish. Don't really taste the alcohol even at its 8+% ABV

Feel: Medium mouthfeel for me, carbonation is high

Overall: decent beer, would like to find it on tap somewhere.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a nice new one from these guys, somewhat more of a balanced big ipa, quite a bit more malty than the trends are going on these, but i like the beer a lot and think they have done a better job with this one than they have with a lot of their other hoppy beers. its got a nice malty nose, honey and caramel to it, with the hops more on the pine side of things, sappy and wintery, this smells hearty and warming. the flavor is similar, very nicely rounded, not as much malt presence as it smells like it will have, but a little sweetness through to balance out the hops, which are piney sure, but also a sort of citrusy juicy thing too, bitter enough but not gripping, and with just enough of the alcohol showing through. this is sort of like a light american barleywine, where the grain flavors this as much as the hops do, and the booze unites them. something a little different from what is in vogue in the style right now, but i like what they did with this one quite well. not something i could drink a ton of, but an awesome hop profile and a fuller body are both great here nice for the fall season.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is some sweet malt with fruity resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet sugary caramel malt with lots of fruit and a resiny piney hop bitterness and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice DIPA. It a little sweet and rough around the edges.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S: medium hop aromas of grass and resin, medium low malt aromas and low to no yeast aromas.

L: It pours copper amber with a very slight haze as streams of bubbles quickly rise to the top to help sustain a 1.5" lacy, off-white foam cap with moderate retention.

T: Moderate malt flavors with a mild sweetness, citrus and tropical fruit lead the flavors with a moderate finishing bitterness. The bitterness has a citrus rind taste that balances very well with the malt sweetness. As the beer warms, mild tangerine flavors come forward.

F: The body is a little under medium, the carbonation is medium and the beer is mildly warming.

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Photo of moundbz
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerm2401
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good clean, crisp IPA. A little boozy even for the abv. I'll throw it in the occasional mixer 6pack but wouldn't buy a full sizer of it.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My neighbor shared a bottle of this with me. It poured a clear orangish with thin white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had waifs of citrus and pine. The taste was evenly balanced and enjoyable to drink. There was pine and citrus balanced by a slight malt. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of drinkin-beeers
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilly_E
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of SamuelMiller
2.78/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of sjmad23
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VegasGolfpro
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Cramerican
3.37/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flathead_Monster
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbcrunch
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BulletsNBeers
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You won't be able to tell that this one is 8.7% abv. Very good! Not too hoppy, not too malty, just a great tasting bear for a good time!

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of neckbeered
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Pack Train from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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