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Northbound Smokehouse Big Jim IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2016
5oz sampler at the source during the end of summer trip to the Cities. Lotta pine and other, older style, hops in the nose tangy taste, some hops, some malts. Not too exciting. 13.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21447) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear golden color. Fruity aroma. Taste is moderately bitter straw and light fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Keg @ Northbound. Amber pour with a small head. Nose of caramel and toasted pine. Mild citrus. Fresh orchard fruit. Taste is sweet, a touch syrupy. Orange peel and caramel. Oily and substantial. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Gold color with a small head. Light hoppy aroma. Heavyish caramel and biscuit flavor. Citrus character showing up late. Moderately bitter. A bit too malt heavy for the style for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft sampler pours amber with a white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and grain. Taste is grains, citrus and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10004) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a near white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of bitter pine and grapefruit as well as a light grain backbone. Flavor starts with grass and a bit of light citrus but finish is mainly resin with a touch of sweet grain backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3250) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2393) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2648) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
A really nice IPA. Resinous and sweet malty aromas. Similar flavor profile. This is a really delicious IPA.

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