Big Sky IPA
Big Sky Brewing Company

Big Sky IPABig Sky IPA
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From:
Big Sky Brewing Company
 
Montana, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,112
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,748
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 11.87%
Ratings:
1,211
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 06, 2022
Added:
Aug 18, 2002
Wants:
  41
Gots:
  165
SCORE
85
Very Good
Big Sky IPABig Sky IPA
Notes: In Montana, many classic memories are made right after someone says, “Hold my beer and watch this.” These bold, assertive moments deserve a bold, assertive beer – Big Sky IPA. A distinct hop presence and malty backbone will leave you refreshed and ready for your moment of glory. Hang on tight and enjoy the ride.

65 IBU
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3.85 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Mar 06, 2022
 
4 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Jan 06, 2022
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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JayQue from Virginia

Good IPA. A blend between East Coast and West Coast IPAs. Color is an interesting dark burnished gold color. Aroma and flavor include a strong citrus presence, grapefruit and orange but also a resinous piney aspect. Mouthfeel is crisp, bitter with some balancing caramel malt. I enjoyed this one!!!

Jun 05, 2021
 
3.75 by fthegiants from California on Mar 18, 2021
 
3.52 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 02, 2020
 
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 18, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

12oz can poured in to a nonic glass, no can dating.

Look- Clear dark amber color. modest off-white head that slowly recedes to a thin cap, nice sticky lacing. moderate carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Pithy citrus (grapefruit and lemon), caramel malt, resinous pine and floral/spicy hop notes.

Taste- Similar to the aroma. Pithy citrus, resinous pine, sweet malts with an aggressive lingering hoppy bitter finish. Fairly well balanced.

Feel- Medium bodied, pretty crisp. Medium carbonation on the tongue.

O- Another middle of the pack WC style IPA, nice enough but no wow factor.

May 11, 2020
 
3.98 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin on Apr 05, 2020
 
3.64 by Seal4676 from Michigan on Dec 30, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Suds from Missouri

I'm enjoying this one on Thanksgiving, while the turkey roasts. From a twelve ounce can, this beer is a burnt gold color with a tall white head. Pretty beer. The aroma has a sharp hop note, along with a subtle malt undertone. Medium body and nice balance. Flavorful hop finish. Nice.

Nov 28, 2019
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5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by dcooks from California

Great Beer!!!!!

Jun 27, 2019
 
3.75 by Pfishin28 from South Dakota on Apr 28, 2019
 
4.6 by prhodes98 from Utah on Apr 23, 2019
 
3.54 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Mar 06, 2019
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3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by patre_tim from Thailand

Copper and hazy with a moderate carbonation and a finger of off white head.

Smells of wet antelope, citrus, a hint of pine and a caramel backbone.

The taste is the same as the nose, emphasising citrus, caramel, and a dull bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Sacramento, and I am drinking it in Redding, Jan 4th, 2018. Decent brew with cool label.

Jan 05, 2019
 
3.65 by BenjaGrif from Iowa on Oct 04, 2018
 
4.49 by JCricket from Montana on Sep 27, 2018
 
3.39 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Sep 27, 2018
 
3.73 by Rileford from Washington on Aug 22, 2018
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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JohnnyEd from Georgia

A good West Coast IPA. Easy to find in Montana. Only downside was that two cans (the metal is very thin) failed in my cooler due to rough roads. Piney smell and taste. Liked it.

Aug 17, 2018
 
3.25 by mpenske from California on Aug 10, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by superwho24 from Arkansas

Bitter and sweet. Good.

Aug 09, 2018
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3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by 406theman from Montana

Color is a light brown. You could say it has a typical hops smell. The feel is fine. The taste is bitter and all in all basic. This beer is okay but I have definitely had better ipas.

Jul 29, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

Pretty decent quite standard IPA. Not overly bitter and not very complex but good drinkin beer. Pretty standard piney west coast type flavor with some malt in there too.

Jul 22, 2018
 
3 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 20, 2018
 
3.68 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Jul 14, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Very surprisingly delicious IPA. Slightly hazy golden color, mild head with a small amount of lingering lacing. Smells nicely of hops, mainly citrus and herbal scents. Tastes of hops - more citrus and herbal than floral - as well as some sweet malt backbone and a little biscuit. Smooth finish, just slightly bitter though not at all unpleasant. Thin mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Will have to try other beers from this brewery.

Jun 02, 2018
 
3.31 by TheCrowsEye from California on May 17, 2018
 
3.89 by ffshore545 from Illinois on Apr 08, 2018
 
3.77 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota on Mar 06, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by detgfrsh from Texas

Undated 12oz bottle. Pours a copper color with a finger of tan head. Smells of malt and grassy hops. Smooth feel, slightly sticky. Malt body with moderate piney hops. A good malt-forward IPA.

Jan 25, 2018
 
3.92 by Kayakguy from Massachusetts on Jan 05, 2018
 
4 by dbarny76 from Oklahoma on Jan 05, 2018
 
4.01 by Branlott42 from Missouri on Dec 26, 2017
 
3.73 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan on Nov 11, 2017
 
3.48 by evergreen_machine from Washington on Oct 16, 2017
 
3.75 by robebo44 from Virginia on Aug 13, 2017
 
3.87 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Jul 28, 2017
 
3.92 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Jun 28, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance has a golden orange colored body that gave a one finger white foamy spotty head that lasted for a good half minute before slowly dieing into the body. Some nice speckled yet spotty lacing appeared and slowly slid into the body. No carbonation was seen rising in the beer. The smell has a strong floral and citrusy aroma to it with some slight maltiness trying to come out, but mostly staying subdued. The taste took these flavorings with a slight bitterness. The palate is about a medium with a decent balance between wet and dry on the tongue. This is a fairly sessionable beer. Overall, I’d be happy to buy this again.

Jun 09, 2017
Big Sky IPA from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1211 ratings