Ipaluvr082 (57) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Craig MT. Translucent copper amber with caramel head. Pine fruit and citrus hops on the nose. A colorful taste with a strong hoppy pine grapefruit rind finish. Similar or the NW style, just a little more wild, almost seems like Sage in the initial bite. I like it!
dreamflower (580) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glass on tap, shared with northropfrye. Aroma and taste of grapefruit and honey. Delicious, hoppy, nice.
northropfrye (2218) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malt and citrus hops. Honey. Nice aspirin bitterness in the end. Quality IPA.
Bosco (167) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, clear amber.
Very fine tiny bubbles lacing.
Toasty, bready nice layering of flavors on the finish.
A good attempt at what could be a great beer.
$9.99/multi six pack at Binny’s Beverage Depot, Elmwood Park, IL
jbuskirk (444) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great beer from Big Sky. This IPA has a less-typical amber shade that’s topped with a nice layer of foam. The aroma is more subdued on this one but you still get a fair helping of citrus and herbal woodsiness. The flavor is keenly balanced with the sweetness of caramel malt and the bitterness of Simcoe hops. The flavors of pine and grapefruit never overwhelm the rich malt backbone. While I think this ale could use some dry-hopping to bring out the aroma, the flavor and balance of this IPA are solid.
HuskerTan (499) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A- Hoppy, piney, caramel.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Bitter, caramel, malty, citrus, piney.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- A pretty standard IPA in my view. It’s fairly smooth but there was nothing that wowed me with this one. Well balanced at least.
rproff78 (89) - - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite IPAs and it will always be. I love craft beer from Montana!!!!
miyauchi38 (249) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (773) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brilliant amber pour with off white head and good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit peel, wheat bread, earth. Fuller bodied, slightly creamy with toasted bread, grapefruit and slight herbal flavours. Finish is a lingering mild bitterness. Okay.
DMLINAZ (297) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely balanced, sharp tasting IPA. Hop forward, pine, some grapefruit. More caramel malt balance as it warms. Nice hoppy aroma, mild but present.