firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little too hoppy but a nice beer. Smooth at first with a nice long bitter finish. ok
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft-Big River-Chattanooga, TN. This IPA was way too hoppy for my taste and palate. It had a small sized ivory head. The body was uncarbonated and clear with an orange hue. The nose was hoppy and the flavor was bitter and very hoppy. The mouthfeel was tingly and very hoppy. This was a medium bodied IPA with a fair lacing.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 10. This draft brew was enjoyed at the Big River Brewery in Chattanooga Tennessee which was hosted by a pleasant accomodating staff. The manager paid for our samples and even bought us appetizers to help clear our palates. This brew poured a medium sized head of fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a fair lace and a transparent red brown colored uncarbonated body. It had a strong IPA like biting mouthfeel, a mild hop aroma and the flavor was all hops.
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour with a dense off-white head. Piney and pineappley aroma-very sweet and hoppy at the same time. Medium-bodied; Shows a decent hop flavour with a bit of maltiness. Overall, pretty average...not a strong showing of the style. I had this on draught at Big River (owned by Gordon Biercsh) in Chattanooga, Tennesse on 26-September-2003.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice lasting head to the orange/copper color. Slight hops spring from the aroma. Not as hoppy as Stone, but the best of the 6 beers I sampled.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite beer from this great brewpub. Nice and hoppy with an inviting aroma and appearance. I took a growler of this home.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2003 Orange appearance, fairly smooth with a bitter taste. Not true to an IPA style as its mostly just hops. No fruit flavor or complexity exists but a good beer nonetheless. It was a relief to see many people sampling this beer and much fewer people sucking down one BMC after another. Maybe there is hope for this town yet!
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
High potency hops. Intense orange. Long bitter finish. Mild Cascade aroma. Decent, but it's that usual one-dimensional superCascade IPA.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop nose with a smooth beginning, malty middle and bitter finish. Needs a little more balancing.
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hop flavor, light copper color.