theoldblackrum (12) - - 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.
ljthiessen (320) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Amber pour with a frothy off-white head. Malty aromas of candied fruit. Flavour is malty with fruit and herbal notes, only a light hop character. Not sure if you can really call this an IPA - much too malty, and while some hops do come through in the flavour, it's pretty light. Also a bit of an odd herbal flavour similar to some other Big Rock brews, like Grasshopper.
97hill (44) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
can from the beer store, brand new on the shelf so had to try/
IPA ? thats a stretch,maybe Indiana, not India. More of a APA in my book , tasty but way to light for an IPA. Like all the Big Rock stuff safe but right down the middle. Colours good an nice beer not a great beer, OK I’ll drink the other one.
terrybail (563) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml can from the lcbo
Nice hazy copper pour
Limited head and lacing
Mr malt then hops in the aroma and taste nice thick mouth feel better then the 18 score but still lacking some hop assertiveness just ok
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a finger and half of head on a clear amber colored body.
The aroma is pine, mango and pineapple... a bit faint overall though.
The taste starts with a mild pine bitterness moving towards a dull dry grapefruit bitter middle and ending.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
It’s a solid, good IPA.
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt, glowing orange colour and a fizzy white cap. Aroma is a mixture of subtle hoppy pine and malty sweetness. More hopping is present in the flavour, but there is still a great balance between malt and hops. Carbonation level is great. Just enough to add some bite without covering any flavours. Awesome session brew, but would be better labelled as a Pale Ale instead of an IPA
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed amber IPA with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with piney herbaceous hops, orange pulp, nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet caramel malt with treacle, grassy surranated hops, a tad too much residual sugars but decent.
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber with a small spotty white head and good legs. Aroma is biscuits, sweet malts, and grass. Flavour is metallic, earthy, some citrus, sweet bready malts and a moderate bitterness.
jiffdawg03 (16) - Ralston, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light golden amber with about 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Not much in the scent. Some malts, biscuity, and grassy hop notes. Taste is same as nose, nothing too special here. Maybe a little orange peel. Not horrible but not too special at all.
WheatKing (1274) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from the mix pack. Ohhhhh so it’s not listed here as an IPA, I was wondering! My friend kept repeating that it tastes like poop until I promised I’d write that here, I thought that was a bit negative though, it’s just not what this market would expect from the advertising. Pours light amber, nose actually does have some hollow citrus flavour, malt seemed clean to me, no flaws, a bit of biscuit, somewhat sticky, sadly... finish was mildly bitter. Cleansed my palate of the Purple Gas at least.
vadie (630) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Couleur caramel avec un col beige moyen. L’arôme est de malt et de caramel, mais il ya quelque chose de plus. Il y a une sorte de caramel / malt odeur de moisi fort. Il ya très peu d’amertume ici, pas une IPA, pas vraiment même une pale ale.