Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dont seek out but dont avoid either if offered. Has nice grapefruit carmel popcorn taste combination, but it falls short of the leading ipa’s because it has a thin body which makes it seem overcarbonated, giving it an unpleasant sharpness in the finish. Good not great, story of Big Sky’s life.
Austin_Ripper (47) - Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like pine and citrus... pours a deep copper color. Flavor starts with your normal citrus fruits and finishes with a piney bitterness. A little more bitter than the transitional IPAs i’ve tried, and have to say that at this rate IPAs may start to creep into one of my favorite types of beer.
vandc01 (172) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle dated 10/23/14 - so it appears to be pretty old.
Aroma - hints of caramel, probably from sitting too long. Hints of tropical goodness.
Nice lingering taste...
I would like to try it fresh and see what the difference is.
Not too bad considering it is old for an IPA
dlovell2 (1185) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy copper color with thick off white head. Caramel malt aroma with citrus and pine. Flavor is crysal malt start with some fruit and mineral chewiness. Finish is bitter grapefruit and pine.
rolfc81 (124) - - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mix and match for Justin’s bbq. Solid IPA.............................................
bartzluke (270) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Fluffy white three-finger head. Moderately clear, only a bit of hazy. Light brown in color. Nose is sweet and piney. A little floral. Mouthfeel is quite creamy. Taste is that of a solid IPA. A little pine, more flowers, a hint of citrus fruit with some sweetness there. Great IPA.
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/30/15 (Bottle) - Copper amber pour with a generous white head and solid carbonation. Fruits, malt and pine aromas prevalent and pleasing. Taste of hops very strong and bitter and enjoyable, Clean smooth feel, enjoyable drinking. Overall very good beer.
Getbetter (962) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle into a glass. The body of this beer looks great to me. A dark orange with a minimum white head yet I think this an old ipa and has no date on the bottle to dis agree about the fruity taste the descripition.Carmel medium body.Would drink again.
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blind taste poured from a bottle. Copper with pillowey off white head. Aroma is like green tea, booze and pine. Medium sweet malt with mild bitterness up front and bitter grapefruit juice flavored finish. Thanks to wife for getting a Montana beer to Maryland for #500.
MaltOne (267) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy orange amber. Brief head. Nicely aromatic - tropical fruit, lightly citrus and pine. Flavor follows with nice malt base, and bit of pepper. Palate is crisp, dry, with moderate malt chewiness. Finish is nicely balanced hops first, faint malt. Nice IPA.
Davros (2260) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet syrupy malt and some soft piny hops.
Malty flavours, quite clean. Some piny hops. Not particularly complex. An assertive bitterness in the finish.