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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (723) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Can from newly opened Total Wine in Roseville. I assumed this was a fresh can since the stock is just a couple weeks old, but I wonder if it sat at the distributor for a while. No date on the can unfortunately. Pours a hazy orange with big lasting head and awesome lacing. Aroma is getting some vegetative oxidized hop vibe (stale hops). Taste has some past-their-prime hops as well, but luckily thereís just enough bitterness and a touch of alcohol to keep it from being totally spoiled. Since this beerís reputation has never lived up to my first experience with it, I wonder if this is a bad batch, or if itís just too old. Either way, Iím leery of paying the relatively high price for this beer if I donít know what Iím going to be getting. My first can of this was amazing, but this one is mediocre at best. I hate to dock it so much, but Iíve got to. For goodness sake, put a date on the cans. Iíll gladly pay whatever premium the date stamping method costs to implement if it means Iím guaranteed fresh beer.

The guy @ Rum River W&S said this brew is on its way out. Hopefully he meant just for the season! Pours a murky orange with huge head that has staying power, leaving behind great lacing. Aroma is big with tangerine and other fruity citrus, staying sweet but balanced with a little tartness and eventually small showing from the malt. First thing you notice is the silky smooth mouthfeel - medium bodied, with fine-grained carbonation coming in late. Taste is a reserved dose of pine and resin, then into a wave of citrusy grapefruit, which brings some bitterness and drying in the middle, finishing with a long and marvelous aftertaste. A little warming from the alcohol but not much in the taste. I was incredibly surprised by how good this was. Aggressive in all the right places. Please donít stop making this one. 9+5+9+5+18=4.6

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJack (48) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Draft pour, hazy copper. Sweet malt taste, well balanced. Delicious strong IPA. Yum!! ---Rated whilst imbibing

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (479) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
had it out of a 16oz can. Poured a partly clear amber hue with a creamy yellow head. It has a apricot aroma with strong hop flavor, and a bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiGuy68 (435) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Tasted from a pound can. Light amber color with yellowish head. Sweat and fruity apricot aroma. Hoppy, slightly bitter taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slim_Jim (2) - - JUL 2, 2013 does not count
Sweet and boozy with a big punch of resiny hops. Its pretty standard for a DIPA which is a good thing to see from a small Midwest brewery. Iíd pick it up again just to drink it next to a surly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
I loved this DIPA. Superb hop bite, great balance, orange colored pour and super citrus. On tap.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
smichlitsch (5) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
Good aroma. Lots of hops . Not for me overpowdered with hops. The beer does a good job hiding the high alcohol

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Can. Pours a copper color with white head. Piney, grassy, hoppy aromas. Kind of a hop bomb, not a lot of balance.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1035) - , Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Can thanks to khoffman43. aroma of piney hops and slight wood. nice amber head with long lasting white lacing. taste was of an ipa; good amount of hops but no real flavor; just hops. not for me..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Reddish gold pour. Nice combination of citrus and pine in the aroma. Hop bitterness balances well with the malt backbone. Relatively clean finish. Nice brew - does a good job hiding the 10%.


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