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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Draft at the Tacoma Waterfront location. Slightly hazyu reddish copper. Light gray lace. Little bit of carb. Nutty nose, very slight. Creamy medium body. Tangy apricot mid-palate, with a longish citric bittery finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Draught. Body is light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Growler: Hazy orange, golden tinge, moderate to large pillowy off-white head, decent lacing.   Nose of dull hops, slight grainy malts, a little musty.   Raw hop bitterness up front, a bit gritty and grainy.   Light malt backing, with a false back end.   Dies real quick on the backside, a bit thin.   Looked great, but seems a bit muddled.   Body and mouthfeel bordering on the thin side.   Finish is lacking.   Doesn’t follow through on the finish.   Meh...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 30, 2010
@ Ram N’Gate. Foggy amber colr/ off white head. Nice pine, floral hop aromas. medium body. Fresh Ganja Bud, floral hop flavors with a mild caramel sweetness. Nicely bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap at The Ram in Boise
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus
Taste: Citrus and malts
OK, but I wouldn’t say it was a IPA, very light on hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (6111) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2010
On tap @ C.B. & Potts, Greenwood Village, CO. Coppery amber in color with a fluffy off white head, tons of lacing down the glass. Smells like grapefruit, lemons, and pine hops. Velvety smooth mouthfeel with very light carbonation. Pine resin hits first on flavor, combining with grapefruit. Smooth malt backbone is not assertive but is present, pleasantly. It lacks some complexity, but it’s still a solid IPA, and probably Big Horn’s best offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Thanks to exiled for sharing this growler. Pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma is strong hops with some piney resin. Flavor is like the smell with a mix of citrus and pine. Low-medium hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and a slightly dirty, earthy finish. Not a bad IPA and certainly something that is drinkable if you are at Humperdinks and need something to drink while watching a game on TV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Rusty amber-colored beer with a big sticky head. This has a big juicy citrus aroma; there's a solid grapefruit flavor, milky. It's undercarbonated and too still, which detracts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5899) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Sampled at the Indy brewpub. Clear gold with a bit of rust. A white ring. Some nice complex hop notes. Citrus and pine. Some cinnamon spice and a bit of malty sweetness that tries to compete with the bitterness. A pleasant IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
(Growler thanks to BA Exiled) Pours very pale/amber with spare ring of head. Nose of pine/citrus hops. Taste is very bitter hops, grapefruit. Overall I thought it was way too bitter with no malt to back it up.

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