Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Honey with foamy one finger head. Nose-hard to detect because the lady sitting next to me at the bar bathed in a bottle of Walgreen’s finist toilet water. I smell PNW hops, grapefruit. Taste-bitter grapefruit, semi-dry, acrid, bile like. Just a little too heavy on the bitter hops. Not enough flavor or aroma hops with a thin malt bill.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schaumburg. Clear copper in color with a saliva splotch in the center for the head and a creamy off-white wrung on the outskirts. Hoppy aroma jumps out, partnering with herbal traits, lemons and lilies of the valley. Sweet and bitter flavor. Amarillo and cascades are well represented. Tingly, bitter pine traits. Medium to fuller bodied. Very bitter with a nearly chafing finished. Well balanced, and easily this brewpub’s best.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours thin, red w/ light fizzy white head. Nose is big hopps. Taste is big hopps with some bitter in the finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful orange-gold. Aroma is sour citrus. Flavor is sour hops and grapefruit that lingers on the tongue throughout the sip. Palate is nice and full, and coats the tongue with assertiveness. Not an overpowering IPA, but it makes its presence known. Definitely worth another try.
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Dallas--Good amber color with medium to small head. Light carbonation with a hoppy taste without a bitter finish. Not bad.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown leather. Dulled resinous hop aroma. Creamy feel with sugared caramel malts and a suprisingly nice hop character. Lots of bitterness and pretty bland overall.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft in Arlington, TX
Hop smell was present. Nice armber color... Almost no head.
Taste was decently balanced. The end taste had a lil less hop bite then what I thought it would be.
Tmoney99 (13475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Indy. Reddish amber color with a small white head. Aroma of hops. Flavor was complex of citrus and hops with a well balanced bitter finish. Good brew.
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 I think this is a delicious IPA. Very citrusy, and light on the malt. Not sure if the Big Red varies by location but the U Village in Seattle is great. Description says Amarillo hops and that’s definitely accurate. Underrated
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange bodied with a small, white head. No discernable aromas besides moderate citrus hops. Nicely hopped flavor from start to finish with balanced malts and a sweet, spicy, apply finish. Creamy mouthfeel that ended dry.
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