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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8452) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8171) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"a nice solid ipa. bitter and aromatic. not overly exciting, but nothing bad either. well balanced and dry in the finish with a little citrus and a little spice and biscuit malt."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Had this on tap at a Ram in Indianapolis, IN, but unfortunately didn’t take good tasting notes besides the numbers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7095) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6900) - Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
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.

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