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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 (20441) - 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 15/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2010
Draft @ The Ram, Boise, ID. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012
2012-07-27, draught at Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Northgate, Seattle, 8-4-7-5-15=39
Cloudy amber color. Very nice aroma of fruity hops, oranges and other citrus fruits, a touch of tropical fruits. Good lean body, with a semi-dry mouthfeel, good malt and toffee flavor, and immediate hopping, more resiny than fruity, but still with a lemony edge; long final.
Fresh, hop forward and very pleasant.

2006-12-17, draught at Humperdink’s, Dallas, as Big Red IPA, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Light amber color; thin head, nice lace. Fruity hop aroma, resiny. Medium body structure, heavy hopping (with some resins, aggressive enough) but not enough malty. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14669) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
On tap at Ram, Tacoma. It pours an unclear, dark orange body under some off-white to light beige head leaving curtains. Lots of pine cones in the aroma, not much maltyness kicking in. Fruityness and a touch of peaches too. Full body, pleasant carbonation. Quite dry, with a nice bitterness in the flavor, both initially and in the end. Some maltyness to back it up. Certainly a nice IPA, well worth a second and third glass. 130629

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (14366) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2011
Not a terrible beer. Tap at Humperdinks Arlington. Clear orange with a nice aroma of citrus and light pine. Bitter and metallic taste. Overall better skipped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2003
UPDATED: APR 28, 2007 (Draught) Descent IPA from Big Horn. Had this in Indy downtown location.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Name: Big Red IPA
Date: July 20, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Indianapolis
Appearance: clear dark gold, wispy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with citrus hops
Flavor: lots of citrus hop flavor backed by caramel sweetness, bitterness kicks in half way through and lasts through a long finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

Name: Big Red IPA
Date: February 22, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Arlington
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of hops, light bitterness, lingering bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2006
On tap @ C.B. Potts Broomfield poured a clear copper with a lasting off white head. Aromas of pine, orange and a hint of carmel. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of light carmel, pine, earthiness and a hint of citrus with a lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Tap in Schaumburg. Pours copper with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toast, caramel, bread), heavy hops (floral, pine), and light fruity esters. Flavor is balanced malt and hop. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a dry finish.

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