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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Beer Advent Calendar - Day 21

It's been a big day, so I need a big beer!

St Austell Brewery - Big Job IPA - 7.2%

Bigger brother of their 'Proper Job' IPA this beast has glorious aromas of grapefruit and lemon sherbet.. the Centennial and Citra hops obviously doing their magic right now. Don't forget about the Cascade and Nugget hops either, it's got big names behind the hop agenda. All these big ingredients clearly lead to a big fruity smell... some grapes, lemon, a little pear, peach and mango.

It's got a great flavour to it. Juicy and fruity just like the nose would suggest but there is also a little hint of some dandelion spice which fills out the body and finish nicely. Bittersweet brew with a finish which belies it's true strength.. it's gone before you know it! Slightly bready with thoughts of straw and wet hay creeping in too, after a very busy day it's certainly doing the job of restoring this ghost!

Like I've said before, Go big of go home!

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