JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A fairly run of the mill ipa. Light hops on the aroma and a few more in the body. Balanced is the thing, but i am not a fan of balance.
theoldblackrum (12) - CANADA - NOV 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good beer from Big Rock. Makes you want to go out and try more of what that brewer has available.
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.
piscator34 (2128) - 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.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is fairly mild, light caramel malts and citrus hops. Flavor is a little unbalanced, tartness and hops with very little malt backbone. Nice mouthfeel, medium body with creamy carbonation.
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.
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.
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.
stephen louis (164) - 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.