Heavy Seas - Big DIPA (2009-2011) | Heavy Seas Beer

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316 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe
Malts: 2-row, Biscuit, Crystal

Added by tgdigital on 06-17-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
316
pDev:
13.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
Gots:
9
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Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Duvel glass. Received this as a gift from Andrew and Sara, thank you guys!

A- Pours a hazy dark orange body with a nice fluffy white head that reduces very slowly and leaves heavy lacing. Very nice looking.

S- Pretty floral and piney, somewhat soapy, caramel and breadyness, maybe a hint of vanilla and oak.

T- Upfront light piney notes, a bitter hop astringency, some some vanilla and caramel on the finish from the oak. The aftertaste is an unbalanced bitter flavor.

M- Medium body and carbonation.

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3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice amber color. Good clarity. Minimal head with decent lacing.

S: Slight oak and caramel with some of the heat from the alcohol wafting up.

T: Good balance with the oak, hops and malt. Some oak aged beers seem overly dry or just too oakey. Sweet Caramel with a good heat behind it. Leaves a slight spice on the back and palate afterwards.

M: What you'd expect from a big IPA. Thick mouthfeel that is balanced by the hops and alcohol rather well.

O: I think Heavy Seas has better beers from their normal selection. For a more premium brew, I was honestly expecting more. I don't think it's poor execution, it's really the concept that seems lacking. That being said, I'm half way through this bomber and starting to like it more. That tends to happen with big beers :). What stands out is the nice caramel flavor, wrapped in that heat from the 10.5% ABV. While the concept of an oak aged DIPA doesn't really thrill me, the execution is very balanced and well done.

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