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Big Sky IPA

Big Sky IPA

Rated 3.574 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Big Sky Brewing Company

Missoula, MT, United States

Style:  IPA

6.2% Alcohol by Volume

65 International Bittering Units

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This big, rich IPA features Simcoe hops which give it both a fruity, piney hop nose and a clean, ringing bitterness. IN-between, the malt flavor is slightly caramel for a touch of malt sweetness. This IPA is well-balanced and very expressive with hops.

ID: 17584 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank2173
Overall Percentile95.3
Style Rank150 of 4410
Style Percentile96.6
Lowest Score2.1
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.636
Weighted Score3.574
Standard Deviation0.557

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VAC 2186 reviews
rated 3.9 11 years ago

Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

Pours with an amber body topped by a medium thick to thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet and hoppy with lots of grapefruit and a little malt. Light to medium bodied, slightly dry and smooth.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    An amber color with a white head. The aroma contains some citrus, perfume, and caramel. The flavor is maltier than most IPAs with a strong caramel presence showing through. There is some grapefruit in there also. The aftertaste is slightly bitter. Overall its ok but not great.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a brown/orangeish color. Smell is of piney hops, a touch of citrus. Taste is also full of piney hops, considerable bitterness, a touch of malts at the finish. Overall a decent beer but nothing special.

  • RICHSBEER 1654 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours with a nice amber color with a nice white head that hangs around for a while. It had a nice fruity hoppy aroma with a pleasent taste (with a hint of grapefruit). Beer was nicely carbonated and was very enjoyable to drink. A very nice IPA. I would certanily drink more of this if it were available in my area.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Big Sky, the easy drinking IPA. Not too bold, may not be enough for the hard to please IPA conosiure, but has enough charater to introduce the IPA style to the beginner.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 2.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    This tastes like goat piss. Maybe that's why they put one one the bottle. To honor the stag who's balls got milked to make this swill. It has a super thick foam head. Fruity nose. Malty, piss flavor. Caramel with a touch of cat jizz. This IPA is well-balanced and very expressive with hops

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 4.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This beer had great carbonation, was not bottle conditioned,had great color .Good aroma and the taste was decent.No bad aftertaste at all,i would recommend a try of this beer once anyhow.

  • BWRII 9 reviews
    rated 2.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    I will be fair by stating that it could well be my sense of taste, but I offered Big Sky's I.P.A. to a friend and he too thought this ale was just awful. Now it could be that Big Sky is following a recipe originating in England but using homegrown veggies. In any event, I gave the remaining four of a six pack away to a friend who is waiting to give his remaining two beers to a third party. Maybe I just don't have an appreciation for I.P.A., or more accurately the palate for it. I thought it tasted like a sour grapefruit with a profound bitter aftertaste. If this was part of a soldier's pay in British occupied India in days of yore then I'm suprised they didn't desert. Big Sky is a terrific brewing company with a fantastic line of beers/ales. The I.P.A. I just don't get.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Wow, that was one fine IPA. The balance of all requisite characteristics were spot-on. Very drinkable and could be a really good go-to beer, but special enough for a special ocassion - as if one would ever be needed.

  • JJBREW 6 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I find this one of my favorite beers. Well balance hops/malt mix. excellent aroma and flavor, very good brewing company. I always pick up a six pack or 12 mix either on sale or not. Definetly one of my favorites!

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours with an amber body topped by a medium thick to thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet and hoppy with lots of grapefruit and a little malt. Light to medium bodied, slightly dry and smooth.

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