Great South Bay Brewery Reviews




Bulk_Carrier
3.7
Great South Bay Niko Weiss
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a slightly transparent golden yellow color with just a cap of a little white head, slides off fairly quick. No lace. The aroma had some acidic hints of sour-ed citrus and white grapes. Some cucumber sweet freshness with a little bit of tang at the end. The flavor was sour all of the way through with some of the "sour-ed wheat" trying to come through. There’s no kick from the wheat, but the sour and the cucumber end up being in the aftertaste ever so subtly. Not much of a finish. The feel was between light and medium bodied with a slight sipping to almost sessionable feel about it. Carbonation was fine allowing the sour to be the harshness in this beer. Overall, I’d say this was a fairly decent shot at the style by an American brewer to even show some creativity. I’d have again.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Great South Bay Granny Janny’s Gingerbread Cookie Ale
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a hazy brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that quickly slid off. No lace. The aroma had some ginger, allspice, vanilla, nutmeg, grassy hops, light earthiness, brown sugar and molasses. Light cereal/oaty sweetness at the end. The flavor blended in all of those previously mentioned aromas fairly nice. Quaint sweet sort of spicy aftertaste. Dry spicy semi-sweet earthy finish. The feel was just a tad under medium bodied, decent carbonation. Some harshness, but that was expected due to the allspice/ginger thing going on. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty good for what Great South Bay intended and I could see myself coming back to this during the holiday season which is when I did have this.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

westknife
3
Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale
It tastes like oranges. Am I having a heart attack? Somebody help me! Please!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

NikkTwist
3.9
Great South Bay Dirty Deeds Russian Imperial Stout
Draft at Bainbridge. Thick opaque black pour with khaki foam. Getting a lot of burnt notes up top. Charcoal. Liquid smoke. Ham. Warms to coffee grounds, cocoa nibs, and black liquorice. Additional notes of blackcurrant, burnt hazelnuts, molasses, peat and vinyl. Faint notes of leather and cigarettes. Clean sharp finish. Solid and robust.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

mansquito
3.3
Great South Bay / DUBCO / The Brewers Collective / Fire Island Entourage
Bottle from The Brewers Collective: pours pale gold with a white head. Aroma is bitter citrus and light pine. Taste is citrusy and bitter. Pretty light body. Not bad.
Friday, April 14, 2017

mansquito
2.9
Great South Bay Massive IPA
At the source: pours mostly golden with a white head. Aroma is light grapefruit, light pine, and basically basic ipa stuff. Taste is lightly bitter. Somewhat fruity. Kind of meh.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

mansquito
3.3
Great South Bay Hoppocratic Oath
At the source: basically a hoppy and bitter DIPA with some sweetness, but not too much. No alcohol burn. Ok.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

mansquito
3.1
Great South Bay Go Bigg or Go Home
At the source: fairly standard ipa. Golden body and white head. Aroma is citrus. Taste is citrus with low bitterness. No juice bomb by and stretch, just anfruity IPA. Whatever.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

mansquito
3.2
Great South Bay Robert Moses Pale Ale
At the source: simple golden apa. Light citrus and malts. Nothing crazy. Good session.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

mansquito
3.4
Great South Bay Marauder
At the source: pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is vanilla, malt, slight booze. Taste is malty and lightly sweet. Some light bitterness. Very malty and somewhat woody.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

mansquito
2.9
Great South Bay Jetty Cream Ale
At the source: pours golden with a white head. Aroma is light hops and bread. Sweet and bready cream ale. Easy to drink. Simple.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

trapped
3.2
Great South Bay / Lineup Voodoo Juice
Draught @ NYC Beer Week Opening Bash.Dark brown with very small frothy off-white head, coffee aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter coffee taste, thin body, medium bitter finish. Not bad, not spectacular either, decent.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

mansquito
3.4
Great South Bay / Lineup Voodoo Juice
At NYC beer expo: pours black with a loose beige head. Aroma is hefty chocolate, with the lightest hints of chili. Plenty of roast. Taste is lightly spicy and somewhat sweet. Some bitterness, with a nice bite. Good.
Monday, February 27, 2017

ffaoe
2.5
Great South Bay Massive IPA
strong citrusy, fruity aromas. strong mandarin orange aroma present. golden and hazy in color with decent head. taste is slightly hoppy, notes of citrus and pine
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Lubiere
3.2
Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale
A golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, nice fruity malt with light orange pulp, light tropical fruits, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light orange pulp, light mineral notes, grassy hops, OK. On tap at Flashback Lounge.
Friday, January 13, 2017

phfyysik
3.5
Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale
Pours clear orange with medium white head. Aroma is orange, vitamin juice, grapefruit, light hops, candies, fruits, light artificial aroma. Taste is orange peel, orange, bitter, some mild hops, citrus, fruits, ice tea, raddish, grapefruit. Nice and easy summer beer!
Friday, November 25, 2016

Jow
3.5
Great South Bay Grind And Shine
Tap at stags head. All the beers I’m drinking today have no ratings yet someone has already added them for me, thank you. Slightly cloudy Amber pour small filmy head. Nose is earthy bitter malt and brown sugar. Tastes of malt, caramel, brown sugar, earth, dried leaf litter. Clean palate slight bitterness.
Sunday, October 9, 2016

DocLock
3
Great South Bay Hopsy Dazy Session IPA
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Hazy straw pour with off-white head. Nose was hops, caramel malt. Subdued hops in the flavor, caramel malt, nothing spectacular here.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

westknife
3
Great South Bay Massive IPA
Can’t go wrong with this imperial pale ale. It has a fish on the label, that’s dope.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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 6, 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 1, 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 Janny’s 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 9, 2016

DocLock
3.7
Great South Bay Massive IPA
Bottle from Capone’s. 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 9, 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 7, 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 Janny’s 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 6, 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 Janny’s 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 Janny’s 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 Janny’s 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 Janny’s 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 Janny’s 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 it’s there and is well balanced with the maple flavor as well. Not overly sweet. Definitely worth a try.
Wednesday, March 9, 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 6, 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 Janny’s 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 Janny’s 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 5, 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 notes… 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 2, 2016

jake65
3.8
Great South Bay Dirty Deeds Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle, old notes from the ’15 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 roast… there is something sweet in there too. Thick and viscous mouthfeel. Good.
Saturday, January 2, 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 2, 2016