Saturday, 14 September 2013

St. Austell - Big Job

Proper Job's stablemate is big by name and big by nature. 7.2% and "massively hopped", it really does pack a punch. These high-strength "double" IPAs can sometimes be a bit claggy and hard-going but I thought Big Job avoided the pitfalls nicely. It could have used a little more carbonation but even so, it was still easy to drink given the high ABV.

The aroma was intense and in the same category as the Thornbridge brews but the taste was much more complex, with malt in evidence as well as just a faceful of hops.

Big Job isn't a regular brew for St.Austell and barely warrants a mention on their website. I have a feeling that popular demand may eventually dictate a change of policy here though.

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