Great South Bay Brewery Reviews




Dorwart
3.2
Great South Bay Massive IPA
Thin bright white head of fine bubbles with very good carbonation. Sticky malt aroma with some pinesap, pineapple, rose perfume and spices. Color is a ruddy golden orange. Flavor is very lively and crisp, with mint, lemon hard candy, pale malts and some herbs. A little medicinal and very herbal hops as the brew warms. Light alcohol presence. Rather clean palate with a bit of lingering bitterness. A decent IPA.
Monday, July 25, 2016

dmac
3.1
Great South Bay Massive IPA
12oz bottle from Spirits Lakewood. Poured a hazed light orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is sweet, honey topped bread, bread crusts, dough, orange zest, nut shells. Flavor is grainy, medium toast, dry nut shell, dry citrus rind. Medium body with large bubbly carbonation, sort of a tonic water feel. Meh....
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Deadpool37
3
Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale
Pours golden and clear light orange aroma and very bready flavors are the same as the aromas decent beer
Friday, July 01, 2016

graham_murphy
3.6
Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale
Well done. Nice and subtle in the hops as blood orange should be. Not too sweet, not too bitter. A little bready in the malt and light bodied so it goes down like fruit juice.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

MrChopin
1.5
Great South Bay Granny Jannyís Gingerbread Cookie Ale
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ Schnapps snifter ][ 03.25.16 ]
hazy chestnut, thin cream ring, oily cap. Medicinal cherry holiday spice nose, oregano. Front palate fizzy sugar cookie, waxy with light orange, spice-package is orange and oregano, finishing spiced with light sweetness.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

trapped
3.6
Great South Bay Dirty Deeds Russian Imperial Stout
Draught @ Albion. Inky black with very small frothy tan head, coffee aroma, low carbonation, bitter mocha taste, thin body, longish bitter roasted malt finish. It feels more like a porter than stout.
Monday, May 23, 2016

N3lson1
3.4
Great South Bay Sleigh Ryed
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle, purchased in Warwick, NY.
Monday, May 09, 2016

DocLock
3.7
Great South Bay Massive IPA
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours turbid and bright orangy/straw colored with off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, orange marmaladey fruit, florals, honey. Tastes fruity, hoppy, with notes of orange, lemon, florals, black pepper. Smooth finish.
Monday, May 09, 2016

j12601
3.9
Great South Bay Pro-Am Collaboration Series #7: Muscat Love Tripel
2016 Craft NY Brewers Festival at The Desmond in Albany. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft sticky yeast and malt, banana and clove. Medium bodied, sticky and vinous, warm. Tasty with a good amount of spicy yeast into a slow lengthy finish.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

yespr
3
Great South Bay Hopsy Dazy Session IPA
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light carameish. Bitter, toasted malty. Bitter and dry, toasted.bitter and caramelish. Mild bitter and toasted finish.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

nimbleprop
2.3
Great South Bay Granny Jannyís Gingerbread Cookie Ale
22oz bottle pours a cola brown with some cloudy, head. Big ginger nose, cream soda, root beer, brown sugar. Flavor is watery, ginger, ginger beer, tamarind. Watery finish.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

N3lson1
1.7
Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale
Drank in a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Thank you brother Bob!
Monday, March 28, 2016

radagast83
3
Great South Bay Granny Jannyís Gingerbread Cookie Ale
From a large bottle at the DC tasting on March 25, 2016. Poured a dark amber color with a small white head. Aroma was ginger, general holiday spices - lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger. Light orange zest, and ginger finish.
Sunday, March 27, 2016

N3lson1
3.1
Great South Bay Massive IPA
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you brother Bob! Pours a nice orangy, yellow color with a bit of white head. Smells of floral hops, tastes strong on the hops, but well done with the IPA.
Sunday, March 27, 2016

GenDV138
3.5
Great South Bay Granny Jannyís Gingerbread Cookie Ale
Bottle someone shared at the DC Tasting on 3/25/2016. Clear amber with beige head. Aromas of big ginger and spices, cinnamon, toffee. Tastes of caramel, toffee, spices, cinnamon. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

solidfunk
1.9
Great South Bay Granny Jannyís Gingerbread Cookie Ale
Lots of gingerbread vibe here. Daek amber pour. Not quite in the realm of what id call drinkable. Bottle.
Friday, March 25, 2016

Iphonephan
2.5
Great South Bay Granny Jannyís Gingerbread Cookie Ale
From a 22 oz bottle at the Rate Beer tasting March 25, 2016. Pours a clear light cola with an ecru head. Aroma of cloves and cinnamon. Flavor of allspice.
Friday, March 25, 2016

Travlr
3.3
Great South Bay Granny Jannyís Gingerbread Cookie Ale
Bottle. Clear amber brown color, tan head. Aroma of burnt brownies and gingerbread. Taste is burnt ginger.
Friday, March 25, 2016

NikkTwist
3.6
Great South Bay Hopsy Dazy Session IPA
Draft at The Irish Pol. Slightly hazy gold amber pour with thick white foam. Flavor hints at a dark tangerine pour with earthy hops. Blood oranges. Proves good.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

MattMal88
3.9
Great South Bay Hog Cabin Maple Bacon Porter
Pours a black color with minimal head. Smells of smoked bacon and dark malts. Taste is maple and porter upfront with a bacon aftertaste later. Very smooth and not overly smokey taste with the bacon. Solid porter and if your a bacon fan it definitely is up your alley. Not overly bacon taste but enough that you know itís there and is well balanced with the maple flavor as well. Not overly sweet. Definitely worth a try.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
3.6
Great South Bay Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Dirty Deeds Imperial Stout
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. nose is ashy roast malts barrel notes some sweetness vanilla and a touch of fruit maybe the apple brand barrel. Taste is more of the roast malts light barrel notes a touch of sweetness.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

anthony850
3.7
Great South Bay Hog Cabin Maple Bacon Porter
On tap smooth stout. With a hint of chocolate and bacon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, February 29, 2016

trapped
3.5
Great South Bay Sleigh Ryed
Draught @ Albion. Brown with reddish tinit, small creamy beige head, faint caramel aroma, low carbonation, alisght sweet taste with rye and a bit of caramel, medium thick body, medium roasted rye finish. Very little hoppiness discernible.
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Underdogs88
3.2
Great South Bay Massive IPA
Moderate citrus, fruit loop like hop aroma. Appearance is a light gold with small white head for an IPA. Flavor has a similar hop character in the flavor as in the aroma. A slight grassy flavor is noticeable. Bitterness is high. High alcohol flavors are present. Malt has notes of cracker. Mouthfeel is medium with a medium level of carbonation. Overall, it's a below average. Wouldn't buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, January 24, 2016

mansquito
3
Great South Bay Sleigh Ryed
From some bodega in Brooklyn: pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is rye and malt with some light hints of hops. Taste is much the same. Very simple but drinkable. Not bad.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

tgncc
2.7
Great South Bay Granny Jannyís Gingerbread Cookie Ale
Sort of a pale ale with flavor a added. Not the right base beer for this. The aroma is off the chart spicy, nutmeg, clove, ginger. The appearance is a deep Amber, translucent, cream color head. The flavor is nutmeg, clove, ginger, cinnamon. The finish is spicy. Medium in body. Not bad, not something I would do again.
Monday, January 18, 2016

r464
2.8
Great South Bay Massive IPA
Golden color with a whitish head. Trashy, hoppy, some earthy notes. Fairly dry. Not a great IPA.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

mansquito
2.6
Great South Bay Granny Jannyís Gingerbread Cookie Ale
Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn tap: pours mahogany with small head. Aroma is spicy as all hell... Yup smells like gingerbread houses. Taste is well the same, which makes this hard to really drink. My friend ordered an EnglisH Pint and we all had to help him finish it. Not really that good.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

jake65
3.4
Great South Bay Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Dirty Deeds Imperial Stout
Bottle, apparently I missed this and the base beer from my notesÖ from the 2015 Boise imperial stout tasting. Near black pour with a thin ring of beige head. Roast and cocoa, a little sweet fruity bit, and some hints of barrel. Very mild change from the base beer, all I really get is more sweetness and its sort of cloying. Minimal hints of the barrel treatment. A little thinner than the base.
Saturday, January 02, 2016

jake65
3.8
Great South Bay Dirty Deeds Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle, old notes from the í15 Boise imperial stout tasting. Small pour, very dark brown and near black in color, topped with a modest tan head. Roasty and toasted malt aroma, some cocoa, and a little anise. I get a little coffee in the taste, along with the heavy roastÖ there is something sweet in there too. Thick and viscous mouthfeel. Good.
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Ron
3.2
Great South Bay Massive IPA
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, floral hops, tropical fruits with little malt. Flavor of citrus, mango, banana, and grassy hops. Nice hop presence. An average IPA.
Saturday, January 02, 2016

trapped
3.4
Great South Bay Pro-Am Collaboration Series #7: Muscat Love Tripel
Draught @ Albion. Slightly cloudy pale yellow with small frothy white head, very faint grape aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish taste with little vanilla like flavor, hint of grapes, longish finish with faint bitterness at the end. Strong and well balanced, interesting grape angle added.
Monday, December 28, 2015

Damico
4
Great South Bay Hog Cabin Maple Bacon Porter
Pours thick dark chestnut brown and unclear creamy sandy colored. Aroma is a ton or smoke, but not meaty or sausage but a good solid smoky wood. Flavor of the smoke and bacon is dominant and the maple is sublte but everything combines well as the beer opens up.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ron
3.5
Great South Bay Hog Cabin Maple Bacon Porter
On tap at Stoneyard with Chris and Erica. We had this on the table at same time as Sly Fox McBaneís Fussed Over Porter. We all liked this better. More roasted malt and smoke in aroma. Thicker creamier body. Small amount of maple and bacon was welcome.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

katrinaez
4.2
Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale
Aroma just like an orange cream-cicle. Very light head. Light pale taste and heavy on sweet blood orange. A good dessert beer. Tap.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Beerathon
3.7
Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale
Canít believe this is rated so low. Itís a pale ale with blood orange and tastes and smells like what it should. I liked it.
Monday, December 14, 2015

keepersj12
3.4
Great South Bay Massive IPA
My first from this brewer at the Boathouse in Conshohocken. Pours a light amber with a thin head. Cites in the aroma with a bit of floral hops. The flavor has a bit of sweetness and then the hops come on. Nice dry finish.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

charule
3.8
Great South Bay BFW Reserve Series Bourbon Barrel-Aged Marauder Scotch Ale
On tap at Pony Bar. Poured dark caramel brown with off white head. Aroma very sweet candy sugar vanilla. Light carb med bod. Taste light booze dark fruit sweet
Friday, December 04, 2015

Beerathon
3.1
Great South Bay Massive IPA
Golden pour with great clarity and semi-creamy white head and plenty of lacing. Itís well balanced, but nothing stands out. Floral nose with orange in both aroma and flavor, a bit soapy.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

jtclockwork
3.1
Great South Bay Hog Cabin Maple Bacon Porter
Bottle - pours cola brown tan head - nose/taste of smoke, toasted chocolate malt, maple cookie - medium body
Sunday, November 15, 2015

spokeydonkey
3.4
Great South Bay Pro-Am Collaboration Series #7: Muscat Love Tripel
Picked it up as a growler fill. Poured into a Belgian goblet. Clear, light copper beer with no head despite a nice stream of bubbles in the glass. Not sure if thatís a problem of the delivery method (growler) or the beer itself. Aroma is subdued Belgian phenols: bubble gum and pear. Less intense than many tripels. Taste: Iím not sure what to make of this. Itís got a huge wine-like character. Itís almost like Iím alternating sips of wine and beer. The belgian character is there: some bubble gum, banana and pear. There is a hint of malt sweetness at the start. But then it follows up with bright acidity and tannins from the grapes along with an incredibly dry finish and lingering alcohol heat that Iíd get from drinking a dry, white wine. Palate: Medium body with a bright acidity, definite alcohol heat and astringent finish that lingers. Overall: A very interesting and complex, but not terribly drinkable beer. It has a lot of winelike characters and it is probably best enjoyed in wine size servings. The astringency and alcohol heat really limit its drinkability for me. Best enjoyed as a sipper (or better--a substitute for a dry white wine) in small servings
Friday, November 13, 2015

trapped
3.4
Great South Bay Splashing Pumpkin
Draught @ Albion. Clear amber color with medium sized foamy beige head, faint pumpkin aroma, low carbonation, sweetish taste with pumpkin flavor, thin body, abrupt finish with little pumpkin aftertaste. Quite acceptable for a pumpkin beer.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BozzBoyer
3.4
Great South Bay Splashing Pumpkin
Appearance: Brown Amber Glow. Ruby. Aroma: Brown Sugar, Clove, Raisin, Dates, Cherry. Taste: Dates, Brown Sugar, Raisins, Yam, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

tomer
3.7
Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale
Bottle, as "Great south bay blood orange pale ale",small bubbly head, cloudy orange color, aroma of citrus and orange blossom, flavor of citrus and herrbs, medium herbal bitterness and just a malty hint in back. Highly drinkable and great fun.
Monday, November 02, 2015

anders37
3.3
Great South Bay Splashing Pumpkin
Draft @ Fools Gold, New York. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy hoppy pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty hoppy spicy pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin finish.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

dmac
3.3
Great South Bay Bayliner Weisse
Sample at Souríd. Poured a thin body light gold with a foamy large white head. Aroma is very dusty grains, super light citrus and toast. Flavor is better than the aroma, notes of toast, lemon, wet wheat, light tartness. Body is medium but the carbonation is super light and the aftertaste fades quickly.
Thursday, October 15, 2015

dmac
3.5
Great South Bay Devilís Deed Black Sour Ale
Draft at Souríd. Poured a really great looking solid black under a deep dark beige head. Aroma of chocolate, well done toast, cream, coffee grounds and dark cherries to add a hint of sourness. Flavor of dark cherry skins, lightly sour, burnt toast and light dark chocolate. Meeium to thinner mouthfeel, soft carbonation and lingering acidity. Solid beer.
Thursday, October 15, 2015

spokeydonkey
3.2
Great South Bay Splashing Pumpkin
Dark copper beer with thin white head. Rich, malty/bready. Very subdued spice--cinnamon. Decent beer, but not a lot of pumpkin spice if thatís what youíre looking for.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

klaing
4.1
Great South Bay Massive IPA
Orange pour, moderate head and lacing. Grapefruit upfront, sweet with the malts and then combines with the tropical fruit nature of the hops. Damn good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, September 25, 2015

trapped
3.7
Great South Bay Kismet Saison
Draught @ Albion. Slightly cloudy pale yellow with small white foamy head, yeast aroma, medium carbonation, spicy vanilla like Belgian yeast taste, medium spicy finish. Very refreshing and tasteful.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015