Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 Poured dark amber with big lacey head. Impressively floral nose. Sweet, bountiful flavors, ripe with both malt and a bit o’ hop, very well rounded. Surprisingly good! (Re-rated from a bottle in Canada, 5/14/07: Poured with a ncie amber hue with an initial flourish of carbonation, then quieted. Maybe my olfactory senses are dulled, because I find little aroma, maybe a little crystaline malt. But this has a nice flavor ... solid tangy malt with a litle hoppy, woodsy addendum that appears as it rolls of the tongue.) Downgraded a bit from original.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good malty aroma. Body is all malt with maedium bitterness. Finishes slightly sweet. Not quite an IPA, but a good malty English Pale Ale.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lightly hopped, very mediocre pale ale claiming to be an IPA. Go fix the recipe and try again.
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Average looking head. Orange-Yellow colour. Light sweet aroma. Weaker flavour than most Big Rock products. Citrusy uneven flavour. Not a bold IPA. Minimal aftertaste.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Note: Bottle sampled said IPA, not Pale India Pale ALe. Dark gold color. Medium head. Aroma is hoppy. A medium bodied IPA. Malty and hoppy. Somewhat juicy. Nicely balanced. A not to hoppy IPA. Grapefruit and citrus flavors are mild. More in the English style of IPA. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I wasn’t impressed with this one. It was mildly hopped even for a pale ale. Somewhat sweet on the flavor and the finish. Oily mouthfeel.
CapFlu (4476) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. I am getting to be impressed with Big Rock, they have some decent stuff (ie. better than average). Pours a white dissipating head and golden body. Slight malt flavour.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with thin white fast fading head.Large bead. Corny,grainy nose. Corn and malt flavor,very few hops, certainly not an IPA
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall a pleasant surprise. Slightly fruity aroma, appearance is honey brown. Starts off smooth and has just a slightly hoppy finish. A tasty beer.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not particularly bitter, much more like an american pale ale. Fruity nose, very smooth carbonation, overall a good beer. Canadian beers (in my experience) don’t have much in the way of hops, so I guess this is pretty hoppy. Very smooth. Tasty and satisfying. That’s my qualifications for a good beer.