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Big Horse Pale Rider IPA

Big Horse Pale Rider IPA
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Not for the faint of heart. A light colored American style India Pale Ale. Very bitter! This Strong Ale gets it’s grape fruit like bitterness from hearty amounts of Chinook hops. For Hop heads only! Chinook, Columbus, Cascade, Centennial hops. Crisp Maris Otter malt. OG 1.068.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Draught at the brewpub; 6.2% ABV
Hazy golden color with compact head. Delicate pale malts perfectly support this ale loaded with citrusy hops, a real hop explosion. Easy to drink.
Very good. More expressive than the Strictly Rude #15.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Draught. For the west coast this is a flimsy IPA. I was hoping for more bite and grassyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bitter to the point of being one-dimensional. Citrus and floral, citrus and floral, etc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1924) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2012
A dry and very Columbus oriented green-tea/marijuana nose. Crisp with a tight and light carbonation. A light kiwi flavour and acidity with a slow bitterness. The carbonation reminds me Kronenburg 1664 and I don’t mean that as an insult, it just does. I think it’s nice, the bitterness builds a little too intensely and that weedy flavour could become too much if I bought more than a glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2827) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
Tap at the brewpub. Light amber pour with a thin white head. Big citrus hop aroma. Nice smooth malt body, caramel and a big citrus hop bitterness. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Big Horse Brewing – January 2010
Nice hops aroma with a good malt backing this was a very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 24, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy copper, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet resinous orange and tangerine aroma
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, sweet crystal malt, lots of orange, light balancing bitter citrus rind, light bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Pint at the brewery - Aroma is packed with citrus and pine hops and a malty finish. Flavor of very chewy fresh citrus hops, pine resin and enough malt to balance it. Palate is sticky and tart. Very nice NW IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1033) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Nice and hoppy with an orangeish hue. Good balance and strength and the best one I sampled at the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Orange amber, rather flavor looking, with a slight ring of head. Intense Columbus hop nose. Musky co-humulone loaded pungence with fringes of cattiness. Initially, flavor is not as intense, but it continues to build to a cresendo of Columbus puissance. The IBU’s are omnipresent. Strong bitter finish. Only for a true hop aficionado.

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