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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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (10577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
On tap at Big Horn U District, pours a cloudy dirty amber with a small white head. Nose brings out lots of dank resinous hops, some herbal hops, and bready caramel. Flavour is a bit disjointed, with stale bready caramel malt and resinous hops. The balance isn’t quite right, as there seem to be some strange flavours in here. Not a big fan, but it’s not a disaster.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2006
On tap at the Broomfield, CO location. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and lightly fruity. Tastes of citrus, light pine, and fruits. Lighter bitterness factor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
(Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Schaumburg, IL) Draft... DLD’08... Clear golden ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. No retention, but nice lacework. Toffee and citrus notes dominate the aroma. Medium-bodied with a ridiculously dry mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Finishes violently bitter and sucks all moisture from my mouth. Over-attenuated, for certain. Still, an aromatic, tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 Tasted on tap at the Fort Collins Horserooth location. Clear, light burnt orange appearance. Pretty light hoppy aroma. Bitter, floral hoppy flavor. Quite dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
Hoppieat ram beer but not choppy. This one is light. Some citrus. Low bitterness, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (10014) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2004
From a sampler at the Indy location: Pours a reddish-amber color with a medium light beige head. Thin lacing. The aroma is moderately hoppy with some citrus as well. The body is not too rich. The flavor is nicely hopped at first but it drops off dramatically by the end. The finish is decent, with a mixture of floral and citrusy hops. A little better than average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9464) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Tap. Sweet orange and grapefruit peel/pine aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine hops flavor. Good, standard IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Draft - Pine and grapefruit. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Tropical fruit and grapefruit with a nice balanced bitterness. Very nice and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewpub, clear red pour with thin slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of grass, slight orange, grapefruit in there mixing into some slight spice, nice caramel and toffee in there, a bit weak. Taste is a mix of red fruits, some caramel, toffee, slight vanilla into spice, nice orange peel, grassy notes, finishing fairly bitter.

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