Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
This copper-colored ale has pronounced Fuggle hop aroma from the time-honored tradition of dry hopping. This ale is the most aggressive house beer and not for the faint of heart. House Brand is also served from a traditional English beer engine.

kimcgolf's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2010
Poured from the tap at Big River to a golden-reddish color with medium thick off white head that lingered to mid-glass and left good lacing. Nose was the expected hoppy citrus (grapefruit) but with a pronounced presence of malty earth scents. Mouthfeel was full and tingly, but again slightly offset by malty sweetness. The bittersweet hops and malts combinred for a pleasing taste, and the finish was long and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (4111) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2015
12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a moderately hazy copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma has strong pine resin and some cardboard. Kind of smells like an old beer. The date on the bottom of the can is unreadable unfortunately. The taste is strongly bitter without much to balance it out. There is a moderately sugary nuance to the beer as well, but it is very mich overshadowed by the bitterness. Medium body and lower to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Can poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit zest and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at the source, with injured typing finger. Clear golden yellow color. Aroma of light lemon. Taste is watery lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Draft. Copper with large white head and nice lacing. Nice aroma of citrus hops. Medium body with citrus hop bitterness upfront and a nice malt body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tonyth1965 (39) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at Big River Grille downtown. This rivals any American-style IPA I’ve tried. Solid malt background, but Cascade hops are at the forefront of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2013
On tap near brewery. Aroma is American hops with a decent amount of caramel malt. Nicely dry-hopped aroma remains throughout the drink and keeps enticing me back to the glass. I don’t know that I would call it aggressive, but it is certainly representative of standard American IPA and is of good quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft. Poured deep gold with with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma and flavor of spicy, resinous, earthy hops and bready malt, caramel. Medium body. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9984) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
I think this is what I had. It was in a can. It has a mild flowery aroma the taste is pretty bland up to the finish which has a nice citrus rind bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
walleye (1082) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Had this a while ago in Chattanooga. poured a amber copper with a off white head. aroma hops, malty, herbal, grapefruit, pine. flavor same as aroma. good beer to have after driving from Mich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
As "Big River IPA".
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, malty scent. Hoppy, herbal, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

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