Brewery: Edenton Brewing Company
Brewery Location: Raleigh (eastern North Carolina)
Beer: Big Boss IPA
BJCP Style: 14B. American IPA
Appearance: Reddish straw, the color of amber malt; low white head; overall, somewhat cloudy
Smell: Huge citrus hops
Taste: Hops! Even more hops than the nose suggests--big full citrusy hops give it a bright, fresh flavor; malt build behind hops is tasty, but is buried below the huge hop taste--perhaps a bit much for my taste
Drinkability: I had been hoping for a hop monster when I popped this open (I mean, really, what else would a stoggie-smoking gorilla denote?) and I got it. However, I wish there was a tad more of the malt to round the beer out a bit more--it's so hoppy that it teeters on being one-dimensional. It's a good, solid beer, but just shy of being a giant, great beer.