JohnnyJ (4400) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a fizzy head. Nice aroma of piney hops, citrus, sweet malt, floral notes, and some light fruit. Flavor is nice and easy to drink. Citrusy, hopy, and some malt.
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark gold/light amber. Medium height offwhite fizzy head. Head leaves lacing stuck to the side of the glass, and in a delicate pattern on the surface. Aroma is very nice, strong citris, good floral hop smell. Flavor is a bit one dimensional, lots of hops, not quite enough malt to balance it. Finish is quite bitter and nice. Texture is normal for the style, fairly thin, but coats the roof of your mouth. Pretty good beer.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured amber with aroma and flavor of pine and citrus and hops.
Nice ,easy drinking IPA.
Well baanced, easy drinking and not overpowering.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice citrusy hop aroma with a slight hint of pine. The flavor is a nice balance between citrus and pine, with a nice little malt backbone that marries it all together to form a solid easy drinking IPA.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy golden cooper color with a small off-white head. Moderate grapefruit and pine aroma over caramel malt. Malty flavor with a piney middle and finish. Bitterness on the finish is moderate.
waolsen (1359) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. dark copper with frothy off white head. big citrus, very rich malts, grainy. aroma bounces back in forth. body much the same. a little sourness and decent bitter bite. nice.
yemntftb (106) - USA - FEB 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled/Durango Colorado. Pours a dark amber, creamy frothy head. This is a really hoppy IPA, and quite enjoyable. Lookin forward to more Big Sky beers in the future.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color w/ a full semi creamy froth w/ tightly knit spatter. Reduces slowly leaving a full canopy and lace. Aroma of strict citrified aspin. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers creates a cottony texture. This is a balanced specimen w/ the hops pushing forward to win game. Malts are secondary on this field w/ just enough play time to make the game interesting from all perspectives. I detect a slight bit of perfume in the lineup. The finish is perfectly bittered w/ a nice caramel agent. Not to much grapefruit at all. Good stuff. A little low on alcohol. I would have scored it better if it had a higher abv and tasted the same.
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of SDbruboy, thanks again! Pours a deep orange with and off white head. Aroma of earthy hops and a bit of cabbage which was kind of odd and some light malt. The flavor faired better: earthy hops, grapefruit, light malt...fairly bitter and dry all the way around. Decent body with a nice subtle bitterness and finishes dry/bitter. Not bad overall.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear deep golden amber, topped by about half an inch of white foam. Okay head retention, pretty good rings of lace. Pleasant pine-floral hop aroma.
The hops really shine in this offering, with a freshly harvested grassy pine bitterness that is a delight. This is found on top of a moderate caramel malt backbone. Medium body, good carbonation, both malt and hops in the finish. Clean but tangy aftertaste.