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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Sampled at the beer and bacon festival in grand forks. Very nice caramel forward malts followed by a nice hippy bite. A very good dipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Split a pounder with one of my co-workers, who brought this from Minnesota. Thanks! Poured a clear, dark orange color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was herbal hops, bitterness, plenty of resin. Flavor had plenty of hops, malts, nice balance. Not overly boozy for nearly 10%. This was dangerously good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigred22 (85) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2013
pkbites you and I must have completely different taste buds, or you rated the wrong beer... no caramel or malt and all... this was a hop bomb and had only hop characteristics. Floral and citrus to the finish and I wish it has a little more malt to balance it out a little better. This was very enjoyable and will definitely drink again

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
pkbites (871) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Cloudy but light reddish pour. Slightly off white head that is creamy with some lacing on the glass. Nice caramel/bakery/malty aroma. Thick, sweet, caramel mouth feel. Strong alcohol content is immediately detected and itís not pleasant. This would be quite good if not for the malt liquor burn upon swallow. Ethanol over takes the hops and other flavors. High ABV all but ruins an otherwise excellent brew. For shame. ĎTis a pity. 2.6 out of 5.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Can. Pours a hazy orange body with a thick one-inch white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, sugar, and floral hops. Flavor is similar, although rather sweet. Slightly sticky on the palate. Light carbonation. Finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Quite drinkable with no noticeable alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (965) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJack (52) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Draft pour, hazy copper. Sweet malt taste, well balanced. Delicious strong IPA. Yum!! ---Rated whilst imbibing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (646) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiGuy68 (556) - 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

   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.

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