patricks110 (2376) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this one in July, 2007. Forgotten tasting notes. The pour is a bright copper with a thick finger of beige head. A nose of sweet grain and a light hop, grass and caramel with an overall blandness. The taste is sweet and crisp with a minor hop bitterness and grainy, grassy malts. Very boring and bland overall, but a good beer for a BBQ.
northropfrye (3101) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Faint aroma. Pale appearance, slightly orange. Taste is a little bitter and then yeasty. Inoffensive, but not a real flavourful IPA.
dreamflower (749) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared with northropfrye. smells slightly sweet. appearance is very clear and pretty. taste is bitter yet smooth. a thirst-quenching beer. i like it all right.
Metalchopz (2988) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Originally rated July 2006. First thing I noticed on the label, is that it is only written Pale Ale and not India Pale Ale. Pours a clear golden-amber colour with a decent off-white head that leaves very nice lacing all-around. Not much carbonation. The nose is pretty nice with some bread and spices. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky. Grain malt is present in the taste with some mild bitterness in the finish. Now that they have changed the name from IPA to Pale Ale, this one is good.
reebtogi (5395) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
341mL bottle poured golden with some orange hues with small white head and no lacing. Aroma is hay and cereal and possibly some citrus. Taste is light sweet malt up front with a light hoppy presence in the finish. A very mild Pale Ale, a little disappointed.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Moxies chain in Toronto. Pour golden orange syrupy consistency with little to no head. Aroma quite sweet caramel, mild UK hops not overly pleasing. Taste sickly sweet with mild hop profile. MF slick medium body ok carb. Wasnít a very good brew unfortuanate.
TracksideBeer (34) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Let me say first that Iím disappointed. I really like Big Rock, I support Alberta brewing. Iím happy they have invested in the Kasper Shultz line to branch out from their regular brews. Anyway, golden orange coloring with hardly any head in the glass. Starts simple at first with hardly any hops and finishes with a strong straw or hay flavor. I picture straw a horse has been using as a bed for weeks. Urgh.
mcberko (12393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, sampled at Viti, pours clear golden. Pretty basic, watered down "IPA" here, with light citrus hops and grassy, bready malts to back. Thin mouthful, with little going on. Not impressive.
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the St.James Pub in Banff. Pours a orangey gold with pillowy off white head. Nose is slightly hoppy, some citrus. Taste is earthy hops but restrained. Some malt but underplayed. Finish is mildly hoppy. A very mild English style IPA or a middle of the road APA...take your pick.
gramity (1586) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Clear golden with no head. Aroma was weak with some bready, malty notes and a very light hop presence for the style. Taste was also weak. Grassy, malts, and some faint citrusy and floral hops.
Thin mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
Overall pretty disappointed in this beer. I can barely agree with calling it an IPA as the IBUs were shamefully low. Big Rock: you can do better!