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St. Austell Big Job

Brewed by St. Austell
Style: Imperial IPA
St. Austell, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
First released at 8.5% ABV

Big Job is a BIG beer, 7.2% alcohol, dry as a bone and jammed full of Cornish barley and as many Citra and Centennial hops as we could get our hands on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7368) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a fast fading small white head. Aroma of malt, grass, fairly fresh citrusly hops, lemon. Flavor is little sweet, malty, grass, citrus, mandarin, orangepeel, lemon. Medium body, average to lively carbonation, light bitter finish. 180515

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4057) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Bains Wines, Netherton. A slightly strange beer: a bit thin, slightly flat. Odd malt profile, slightly tangy. Hops are massively lemony. It certainly is dry and citrussy. I certainly enjoyed this, but couldn’t get my head round it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2727) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Gold with a small white head that’s soon gone. Aroma of oranges, lemon, mandarin, light bread. Low carbonation. Lots of sweet mandarins, some flowers, then it dries out a lot with a fairly bitter finish. Just a bit soapy. Suspect it’s past its best, but quite interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3971) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
golden amber color. Big soft hoppy nose with apples and orange EKG I would guess. The mouth is very smooth with moderately aggressive hoppiness. Nice lingering hoppy finish. This beer really highlight English hops. Wonderful. On cask at GBBF 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2011) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2015
Cask. Clear golden with a medium sized white head with good retention and lace. Hoppy nose with lots of citrus and something candy like. Flavour is also hoppy; candy and citrus, sweet tropical fruits like persimmon, mango, apricot and lychee. Light bready malts to back it up. Medium/full body, quite soft and sweet with lower than typical IPA bitterness. Not too sweet, though. Long hoppy finish. Drinks well, alcohol doesn’t show much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (393) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Cask at Craft Beer Rising. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is hop dominated of grapefruit, apricot, some pineapple and floral hops. Taste of dry grapefruit, apricot, apple, a little resin and floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A long, dry, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A decent British DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Eltham Wines, Eltham. Light hazy amber pour with a white head. Aromas of tangerine, light sourness and light malt. Sweet citrus and mango flavours. Good bitter-fruit finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
King_Alex_II (432) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Boring pale yellow beer. The smell is shy and like dishwashing detergent. The taste is sweet in the body and instead of hoppy bitterness a sour grapy taste kicks in. The aftertaste is grapy and a bit wrong. Not really a bad beer but definitely not what you expect, when you read double IPA on the lable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SinH4 (729) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Orange color with small white head. Hops, yes, sweet, citrus, grapes. Taste is very sweet and has a heavy grape sweetness towards the end. Quite off balance. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
procraste (110) - FRANCE - MAR 16, 2015
C ’est le genre de bière que je n’apprécie pas du tout .. C’est pas bien balancé, c’est traîîîînant, sans grand équilibre. Le côté citronné me rapelle plus la corvée de la vaiselle à la main qu’un dimanche de mai à Menton ... Bref pas pour moi !

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