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St. Austell Big Job

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


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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10683) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle (thanks to someone from the Cornish pipe smoker’s group). Orange, mango, caramel malt, and grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Mildly sweet orange/pineapple/mango, caramel malt, and moderately bitter dry grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Body on the lighter side. Nice balance. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PintjeFritz (163) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
Nice bottle with a lot of information about the malts and hops, only the drinktemperature is missing but is very good, Clear amber beer with a short white until cream-colored head, coarsely head, bitter and hops, hops, hops, citrus, long finish, (I have 0.5l bottle with best-before 01/2017 and batch L16014 10:40)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bikbo (113) - - SEP 14, 2016
Color dorado transparente. Espuma blanca, abundante al principio, disminuyendo para ser una fina capa constante. Aroma alto a lúpulo, cítrico, fruta tropical y ligeros toques resinosos. Sabor a fruta tropical, toques a lima, cítricos. Refrescante, final amargo. Muy recomendable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (1187) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2016 Bottle from trade with minutemat, many thanks! Pours dark golden with a white head. Lots of citrus, lime, grapefruit, malt, spruce tips, quinine and green tea. Light to medium sweet with medium bitter, emphasized by the carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (635) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Pours light amber, small whilte head. Clear. Huge pine and citrus aroma. Citrus flavors. Very dry. Long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slautar (507) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Aromat to kwiaty, lipa i miód. Ładnie, przyjemnie, zachęcająco. W smaku wytrawne z przyjemną goryczką na średnim poziomie. Lekkie jak na swoje parametry. Alkohol dosyć dobrze ukryty chociaż moc wyraźnie czuje się w głowie. Niezłe piwo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2016
Cornish double ipa de 7,2 % abv, avec malts des Cornouailles en Maris Otter, pils et malt de froment. Houblonnage principal en citra et centennial, et accessoire en nugget et cascade. Format 50 cl (merci), et étiquetage soigné avec échelle de valeur gustative, niveau bitter de 5 sur 5, et sweet de 2 sur 5. Mon exemplaire était exactement à date. Couleur orangé à reflets dorés, et clarté nette. Bulles fines en colonnes droites vives. Mousse blanc cassé, en nappage fin, stable à 1 mm. Arômes de mandarine, fruits confits, fruit de passion, lichee, avec une touche de massepain, amandes. 1ère bouche structurée dont l’entame propose une amertume fruitée, assez incisive. Arrière-bouche plus agrumique et mieux implantée. 2ème très belle bouche, tout à fait équilibrée malt/houblon. Arrière-bouche à l’amertume aux développements intenses. 3ème à la grande évolution avec fruits, houblon, amertume importante. Arrière-bouche longue, complexe, avec une fine pointe d’épices. Longueur à la très belle amertume, plus soft mais précise et engagée. Jambes fines, longues. Levure douce, un rien boisée, belle ligne. Alcool très bien, il ne noie pas le sujet mais le soutient progressivement. Finale très fine et un peu vineuse. Superbe. CONCLUSION : grand job, indiscutable, avec finesse et force, amertume et douceur, fruité et harmonie. Big cornish ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (915) - GERMANY - JUN 30, 2016
Klares goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, sehr fruchtig, Zitrus, blumig, trocken, leicht bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Purely Cornish, Looe. Clear deeper golden with a very thin head and a carbonation. It is heavily hopped as it says on the bottle, and despite its noticeable strength, the aforementioned remains its dominant characteristic, and there’s a decent enough fruitiness to the ale too in both its aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle at KØ16. Mild fruity aroma. Clear golden colour. Good caramelly flavour, mildly salty. Fruity and pleasant. Medium bitterness.

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