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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: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7453) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at Taps Changkat. Thin white head. hazy golden pour. Nice bitterness. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whoisghost (167) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2015
Pale gold/copper tinge with thin and rapidly reducing white head. Big tropical hop aroma - banana, rock melon and kiwi fruit. Very sweet. Banana and slight toffee to taste, bitterness nowhere near as big as anticipated. A very slight white vodka aftertaste to this, as well as a real dirty earth taste. Medium body with reasonably silky afterfeel - adequate carbonation. Dissapointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (1421) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2015
On tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 16/12/2015 Color amarillo transparente, sabor herbal toques resinosos cuerpo medio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Flanfl (453) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - DEC 11, 2015
Clear deep amber. Medium white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel, alcohol. Flavour of pine, citrus, caramel, overall quite flat. Good floral bitterness comes right at the end. It’s actually the most interesting part of this beer. Medium body, high carbo. I expected more complexity or at least stronger flavours... not an IIPA for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1538) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle at Greg and Catherine’s, 1st November 15. Pours clear, not much head. The aroma is aromatic perfume, Centinnial come through well. Taste is floral hops, slight citrus and pine. No sign of the 7.2 ABV. Really impressed with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3364) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle. Tesco. Drinking this at nearly 1 in the morning, in my kitchen, after a wanky day at work. Pours clear gold. No head. Not even a bubble. Nose is well rounded, fruity hop and dry, biscuity malts. Hint of floral perfume. Taste is soft sweet, with a rising, oily bitterness. Palate is lightly oily. Lots of fine fizz. Finishes long, moderate, fruity, oily herb bitter. A beer suited to those occasions when you’re just having the one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden beer with a very small white head that disappears completely within seconds. Aroma is very citrussy, grassy and has a light, grainy bready note. Flavor is quite bitter, citrus fruits and has a strange, metallic aftertaste and something chemical in there. Not sure what to make of it. Flat mouthfeel, gets a bit one-dimensional after half a bottle. Seems a bit off..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2741) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma hoppy with definate alcohol. Taste sweet to alcohol bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle at l’annexe in Nantes.Medium body, medium carbonation. Yellow / orange color with a small disappearing white head. Fruity aroma, bitter ending. Not too much on the alcohol.Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (356) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a nice pale gold with decent white head which doesn’t linger. Aroma is full of citrus and pineapple, a touch of passion fruit. Taste is medium sweet and pleasingly bitter, not quite as intense as I was expecting. A superb local beer which I hope to drink again soon!

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