BVery (9214) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Schaumburg IL location. Slightly hazy golden orange pour with a very small head. Juicy citrus aroma and taste. Not super rich or complex, but quite serviceable.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
3fourths (8986) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Called Big Red IPA on the bottle. Light clear red appearance. Nice nose of cascade hops, raspberries and sweet peaches. Very abrasive and acidic initally, with a more robust wood hop flavor towards the middle of the drink, before rolling back with a raspberry hint. Big hops at the start of the drink, but not a bitter finish. Some peanut flavor shows up as well.
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ C.I. Shenanigans in Spokane. Medium amber, thick head, great retention. Very piney, vegetal hop character, nice malts without being overly sweet or sticky. Tasty.
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft @ Ram. Served up way too cold in an 18oz tumbler. This big red IPA doesn’t really look all that red. It’s kind of a light copper with abundant tan head. The aroma is light but has a nice grapefruit hop punch with much lesser amounts of malt. The flavor has a tasty grapefruit hop bitterness with hints of a floral hop quality. Near midway a sweet pale to lightly roasted maltiness comes out. Not long after the maltiness succumbs to the somewhat bitter grapefruit hop finish. Nice IPA.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Listed as Big Red I.P.A. Had at Humperdinks on Greenville. Prettiest beer of the taster I had. Very nice retention and great lacing from the white head. Light fruity notes in the aroma. Very watery taste with floral elements, finishes like a bitter IPA. Very watery and thin body.
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at a Ram in Indianapolis, IN, but unfortunately didn’t take good tasting notes besides the numbers.
b3shine (7756) - Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Ram in Indy. Looks solid; a transparent burnt orange with eggshell head. Smells solid; nice juicy hops with a medium-bodied pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells, but maltier. Average on the palate. Solid, but it smells better than it tastes.
SudsMcDuff (7741) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on Draft as Humperdinks Big Red IPA, in dallas .. . Saved this one for last, and it was the best of the lot .. . Pours a light gold tan.. medium foam .. . good dose of bitterness .. quite a light IPA, but still could do the job.. .. . I want to set the record straight. I thought the cop was a prostitute.
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ram - Wheeling, IL. Poured a clear, lighter orangey-golden with a short cap of white head and some nice lacing. More of a focus on the caramel and grapefruit in the nose than the pine, grapefruit, and lemony hops beneath. Flavor was of sweet caramel with a more assertive well-placed grapefruit and pine bitterness.. candy-like bitter twist at the finish.. tasty. Medium body. Nice transition from sweet, smooth middle to a moderately bitter finish.. felt very good.