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Big Wood Bad Axe Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Our Bark Bite IPA on Steroids! Plain and simple. This one might take a few trees down without trying. Itís the one all the lady axes think they can change. He might be a tough guy in the flannel shirt who tears of bottle caps with his teeth, but donít worry heís easy to get along with. Brewed with a mix of Columbus and Centennial hops, it pours pale amber and goes down surprisingly easy. Well, maybe not so surprising, considering itís from Big Wood Brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (275) - Colton, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Can to tulip. Pours blood orange/copper, white sticky head. Aroma of pine, fig and caramel. Taste is same with citrus hops. Decent malt backbone, just not a fan of this much fig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Pretty decent Imperial IPA. Really piney and lots of NW appeal despite being pure midwest. Gift from Brandon in 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (968) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Cloudy honey gold with tall frothy head, attractive. Rich dark fruit and spicy malt aroma. Taste- sweet fruity malt balanced by floral earthy hops with a bit of pine. On the sweet side... Lots of sticky sweet malt. Still has pleasant flavors and fairly well balanced. Alcohol hidden pretty well. Nice 2IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4648) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Orange cloudy pour with white head. Fruity and vanilla grapefruit flavor. Hides the alcohol well. Smooth. Citrus orange notes too. Good stuff. Thanks to my pal Chad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (682) - Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2015
nice nose...hoppy grapefruit yummyness...great flavor on this one...fine display...(#456)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
16oz can. Hazy orange, stiff white head. Aromaís kinda hopish or something. Taste is kinda bitter. Wanted to like it, just couldnít.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pint can. Poured cloudy medium golden with a sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up sharper fruit skins first and foremost, with alcohol and medicinal hops also present.. didnít smell very enjoyable. The flavor found similar stuff.. pale and caramel sweet malts at the core, with sharp fruit skins, peppery alcohol, and raw bitterness laced throughout.. some nice, fruity hop character joined at the end, but overall it was very medicinal. Medium-bodied with fairly filling carbonation.. spicy and sharp.. I donít need another.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brotz24 (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
Smells earthy and piney. Head was frothy with a creamy white foam. The pour was clear and golden. The taste was a little heavy on the sweetness, medium bitterness, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1815) - Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Can - small foamy head, dark hazy gold color, nice big citrus and pine hop aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11784) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
16 oz can poured a hazy orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, grapefruit zest, floral notes, melon and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

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