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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Brewed as a medium India Pale Ale, this full-flavored moderately hopped beer has the strongest hop character of our ales. Made for hopheads and new beer aficionados. The grist composition is 94% Pale malt, with the remaining grain bill consisting of carastan malts. The finishing Mt. Hood hop addition in the whirlpool gives this beer a good hop character without becoming excessively bitter. The beer is fined instead of filtered so the hop character is not stripped away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
Sampled draught at Humperdinks, Dallas, Texas.
Reddish amber. Intensely hoppy nose with notes af aromatic oils, flower and citrus. Not much malt there to balance it, but considering the poor malt structure of the other beers at this brewery probably it's a good thing that the pleasant hop flavours just lingers on into a long bitter finish and bypasses the (lack of) body. I quite enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2003
They served this as an IPA and I thought to myself why would they call an IPA a big red beer. Smooth and slightly bittersweet but nothing to write home about here in the finish. Just boring beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2003
much better than last time i sampled this ipa, a bit bitter, nice frothy head with a nice finish. had mine in colorado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Nice head, good appearance. Hoppy all the way through. An acceptable IPA, but not exceptional. Dallas Greenville Avenue location.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2002
This was served to me as ’Big Red IPA’. Generous head, sticking to the glass all the way. Mild floral aroma, subdued by promising. Rather hoppyon the whole (compared to the drivel on the rest of the beer menu here), with tongue-curdling bitterness growing in the finish. Creamy palate, smooth, not unlike an English bitter. I liked this the best of all the beers I had at the Humperdink’s Big Horn in Dallas. (on tap at Greenville Ave., Dallas location)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Draught. Body is light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I’d personally put this in the APA category, but who cares?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 15, 2002
This used to be called Big Red IPA. Whats up with that? Minus 2 points for the marketing. Light amber color. Medium malts, slightly hoppy. Slightly caramelized malts, some malt sweetness. Not a typical IPA, more of a red ale. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2002
They call it an IPA, they call it a bitter, but it doesn’t taste especially like either. It’s not bad, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Not spectacular in any way. Odd attempt at balancing the malt and hops that led to a decent, but unexciting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 Re-rate, on tap Puyallup Ram. Hazy orange/amber hue, good head, decent lacing. Nice aroma, citrusy and resiny, almost skunky. Slight malt sweetness, flavor dominated by hops, good clean bitterness with a grapefruity hop flavor, finishes nice and dry with a pleasent lingering of hops. Tasty IPA, very drinkable, balanced and flavorful.

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