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Golden Eagle Big Yank American IPA

Brewed by Golden Eagle Brewery
Style: American Strong Ale
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Sonofskynyrd84 (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
By all the other comments in here I’m thinking maybe I just got a bad keg. Because the beer was just flat out not good. Pun intended, because it was pretty flat. It didn’t taste like an IPA at all. It went down poorly and left a sour taste in my mouth. Not hoppy. No real flavor other than uck. Would not order again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jujumaries (15) - FRANCE - JUL 10, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Maybe not my favorite from this brewery, but definitely a good one ! Quite original, and nothing wrong with it ! I ve just liked it :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2014
Draft. Lovely amber colour with dense head leaving medium good lacing. Lemon-tropical aroma, sweet fruity flavour with a good American hop kick at the end. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
The head is good, the body brown-red. It smells hop-aromatic, bitter, fruity, nice. The taste is hopintensive, different fruity-hoppy, bit bitter, creamy, less malty and less alcoholic. 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (792) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 An excellent example of the antipodean take on the style (American strong ale). The aroma is alluring and backed up by the full bodied hop forward flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (263) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2013
500 ml bottle pours amber with head that fades quickly. Slightly carbonated. Sweet aroma of floral hops and alcohol. Taste is of toffee and then a bitter aftertaste. Slight fizzing up in the mouth as you take a swig and then a goood bit of belching lol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2013
Nice solid beer. Good solid flavours and great aroma, a little unbalanced and bitter. But well worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2013
another good one from golden eagle, they’re very consistently good. as below the hops are bursting through but there’s plenty of darker malts to balance. again with this brewery a bit unadventurous but then again it’s good for a staple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2013
Bronze/orange colour with no head. Oily gloying mouthfeel. Piney hop flavours. COULD BE MORE HOPPY :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (430) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2013
Great beer at a great price. Mine was initially too cold and I really had to sniff hard for the aroma and, when it had come it didn’t stick around. Muted hops and sweet malt coupled with the hazy amber colour made me think this might be straying more towards a red than an IPA. Wrong. It does have a nice strong malt, but this is still very typical IPA. And a very good one, at that.

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