obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear golden yellow with fine white head. Barnyard nose? with corn notes and faint hops. Light weight on the tongue with a quick marco brewed finish. Tastes of corn, malt and water. No need to try it again!
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not really an IPA, more of an EPA by North American style norms. Appearence is quite fizzy, orange colour. Aroma is slightly hoppy, flavour is charaterised by English style malt flavours: somewhat sweet and grassy. OK. Bottle.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
IPA? I don’t think so. Color is fine, a lighter amberish glowing hue with a firm one finger high head of white foam, leaves some drippy lace. Smell is musty grass, slightly sweet with a bit of a hop and malt note, but overall musty sourness, not to pleasant, sorry to say. Taste is a little bit sweet of malt and grains, musty as well, but weak and thinned out. Hardly even a pale and non compliant to being an IPA. Where’s the hops already? Feel is light, thin, pale, and watery, drinkable, nah, passable, yah. Sorry Big Rock, you’re not so big here.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber. Off-white foam. Malty, candy-ish aroma of caramel & toffee w/ notes of orange. Juicy feel. Flavour is malty & slightly fruity (apples, grapes) w/ some earthy, citrusy notes.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This one stings. A not altogether smooth IPA, too malty and too stingy on the actual ale. A shame really.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very light amber color with little aroma. Flavour is a bit malty and sweet, if I think about it long enough I can taste some hops also. Absolutely nothing IPA’ish about this beer, it’s in that grey area between micro and macro tasting.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well I bought this one because Big Rock has brought back their glass promo.
on the pour,light gold/yellow,looks alot like bud/Coors/molsen etc.the head is just off white,big bubbles.malty nose,no hops...hmmm.
on taste,more like a ok lager or a very under hopped pilsner.nothing wrong with the taste if you ignore the fact it is a IPA.very inoffensive and plain.
So starts malty and just slightly sweet,the middle is neutral,the finish,tho lacking a hop flavour manages to just dry up,so I know there is some sort of hop in it.
I do not recommend this beer as a IPA.Even as a basic pale ale it is boring BUT NOT bad,just not worth talking about.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light amber colour with a thin-white head. Slightly hoppy aroma, but only because I'm looking for it. Aroma is more reminiscent of a pilsener than an IPA. Maltiness is too prominent and beer is seriously underhopped. The description says that it's dry-hopped, but I don't think so. More crap from this generally crappy brewery.
piscator34 (2005) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light copper IPA. It was much lighter in both appearance and flavor than I was expecting. Smelled like I expected, with some nice floral and malt aromas. A bit on the watery side going down, with less malt flavor than other IPA's I've had. Easy drinking, but not anything special.
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty thin ipa. Copper pour and some hops. Not bad for the style, but It's not my favourite style.