omhper (22284) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
much better than last time i sampled this ipa, a bit bitter, nice frothy head with a nice finish. had mine in colorado.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head, good appearance. Hoppy all the way through. An acceptable IPA, but not exceptional. Dallas Greenville Avenue location.
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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)
Ernest (7026) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Body is light amber.
moderately hoppy (grapefruit),
lightly yeasty (dough).
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
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?
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
They call it an IPA, they call it a bitter, but it doesn’t taste especially like either. It’s not bad, though.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not spectacular in any way. Odd attempt at balancing the malt and hops that led to a decent, but unexciting beer.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.