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Northbound Smokehouse Big Jim IPA

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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An IPA for both hop heads and malt lovers. A heavy amount of biscuit and munich malts for the malt lovers, balanced with four pounds per barrel of high alpha acid hops for the hop heads. Big malt, Big Hops, Big Jim.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
A quality IPA. Nicely balanced between malts and hops which makes it bordering (with the abv) on double ipa territory. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Nice but somewhat faint piney aroma. Clear amber body with no visible carbonation. ReAlly nice balanced IPA with a healthy amount of hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange peel, grapefruit, bitter pine, grass, and spice notes, touch of caramel, toffee, hints of dough as well. Taste is a mix of orange, citrus, grapefruit into some biscuit, caramel, hints of grass and pine, finishing bitter, slightly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
A really nice IPA. Resinous and sweet malty aromas. Similar flavor profile. This is a really delicious IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Some nice spicy hops upfront, citrus and grass as well. Some malt here as well. Tasty but not spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1705) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Sampled on tap at Northbound. Pours a golden color with white head. Hoppy, grassy, citrus flavors. Alright.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (264) - - NOV 2, 2013
Tap. Cloudy dark orange. Pine hops. Some biscuit. Reminded me of Fulton sweet child of vine, but more hoppy. Pretty decent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Paired great with my burger. Grapefruit, spicy hops snd tropical fruits with a decent caramel backbone. Wish i could have had a growler to bring home.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2013
Draught at Northbound in Minneapolis. Good deep hops, with some light fruit behind. Very heavy hop initial / mid goes buttery and caramel seeps out / finishes with surprisingly subtle hop tracks. Medium-heavy body. Well done. Restrained and balanced for a big IPA. Served a bit too cold. Dry hop adds a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (550) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Orange pour, off white head. Nose is citrus. Bitter. Middle is solid caramel malt. Finish is pleasantly bitter; lemon rind.


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