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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This big, rich IPA features Simcoe hops which give it both a fruity, piney hop nose and a clean, ringing bitterness. IN-between, the malt flavor is slightly caramel for a touch of malt sweetness. This IPA is well-balanced and very expressive with hops.


Hopsclation's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - APR 16, 2013
Dont seek out but dont avoid either if offered. Has nice grapefruit carmel popcorn taste combination, but it falls short of the leading ipaís because it has a thin body which makes it seem overcarbonated, giving it an unpleasant sharpness in the finish. Good not great, story of Big Skyís life.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aidzy (8) - - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
355ml bottle from WA Australia. Pours a burnt copper amber with little head that turned me off at first. Forresty pine smelling with other forrest floral aromas. Sweet as it first hits your tongue before turning earthly bitter. Just how i like my IPAs. Will be having the whole six pack tonight, love it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
Produces a burnished copper and sparkling. Head is soppy, sudsy and depletes to a wafer of white. Levelled flat is the nose. Honey, toffee, piney and just plain pine forest with a mere whiff of lemongrass, butter, and menthol. Menthol, smoke, burnt rubber, toffee and rough, damp, bitter herbs fulfil the palate. There is a lick of fruit but it is caramelised and bitter. Length is burnt, acrid bitter citrus. Body is lean, juicy fruit juice in feel with very soft carbonation. Bitter finish doesnít fit. Not fresh or a bad batch, but not the best in all aspects. (12fl.Oz can, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mydogjet (34) - - SEP 5, 2014
Copper colour, citrus and stone fruit aroma, biscuity malt driven taste with plenty of body. Moderately bitter. Nice beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3387) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle from Brewhouse Brisbane 040914. Looks great with copper colour, smells great and tastes great.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajtrupp (245) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2014
I've liked everything I've had from Big Sky. I love IPAs. I should like this, but I don't. I can't place my finger on why I don't, but I don't have to justify myself to you. Don't act like you know me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ctplt777 (126) - - AUG 20, 2014
Montana is beautiful first off and this beer is the same. Really nice dark amber color. Aroma is earth, grassy, exactly what I would expect a beer from Montana to be like. Taste is bitter with the same earthy grassy notes but it works. This isnít like a west coast IPA or honestly any other one out there. It just kind of is its own thing and it think thatís what makes it so good. Iím loving this and definitely try this if you can get Big Sky.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3104) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
Sample bottle from Denver. Cheers mate! Just before the 3 month mark so fairly happy with that considering we are in Aus. Itís a fairly dark amber for an IPA. Nose is sticky and resinous with a load of toffee and pine. A little too malt driven as far as I like my IPAís. Mediocre

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (786) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014 Pours amber with an off white head. Hop, caramel, citrus floral and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a floral and hop finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lappy (25) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
A Brilliant American IPA. I have tried them all and this is right up there with the best, if not the best. Clean fresh and flavoursome. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1466) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at the airport. Pours a clear copper color with a lacing white head. Nice, hoppy aroma with a bitter grapefruit finish. Amazing, tart, hoppy taste. Very smooth with a little tangy fruit in there. A really good IPA.


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