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Big Island Red Giant Ale

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our sun will be a Red Giant in 5 billion years, this beer is a Red Giant now. Brewed with rich, light and dark caramel malts and a full dose of American hops, it finishes with dry hop and toffee flavors.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5657) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a deep amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is malt, toast and generic caramel flavor. Mouthfeel is medium with ntoes of sweet caramel malt, toast, grain and light spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Amber with just a touch of haze. Thin head. Crystal, sweet crackery malt, almost with a bit of molasses. Sweet, crystal, touch of fruity hop. Good balance, dash of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (439) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pint at the brewpub. Amber with reddish hues, medium off white head. Nose is mild, malty, taste is balanced and leaning toward the sweeter side. Good long finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (97) - - SEP 27, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear amber, not particularly red. Nose has caramel and citrus. Near-perfect marriage of malts and hops. Long after taste and lives up to the name giant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2014
On draught at Big Island Brewhaus. Maroonish amber color. Aroma is toffee, sweet caramel, dark malt, and tart citrus. Taste is toffee, candi sugar, roasted malt, grapefruit, and lightly tart citrus. Big flavors in the finish, with lingering sweet caramel and lightly bitter hops in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Tap at the source. Pour is red with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor assertively hoppy with notes of resin and pine. A sturdy lightly sweet malt component and a light mineral component. Full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Berry & hop aromatic nose. Red amber, creamy amber head. Nice berry, fruity, hop aromatics. Fullbodied chewy , mellow mouthfeel. Berry and hop aftertaste Tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is caramel malt and citrus. Caramel malt, resiny hops, light medium finish. Medium body with good carbonation. nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
A hazed reddish amber ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, biscuit malt with smooth citrusy floral hops, resinous and smooth. In mouth, a smooth sweet biscuit malt with tropical fruits, floral hops, very nice. At the REAL gastropub, Zwanze day, Dec. 1 2012.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3452) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Draft at brewery: Rich and flavorful beer. Lively carbonation; medium to full bodied. Big notes of nuts, caramel, toffee and toast. Slightly warming alcohol. Snappy hops. Has some Scottish ale qualities.


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