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.
rosenbergh (10409) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. (Happy Harry’s) Fargo, ND.
Clear deep golden color with a small white head.
Fruity hops, mild bitterness, tropical fruits, mild ice cream and some dryish malt in the aroma. The flavor is fruity and piney hops, mild bitterness, sweetness, ice cream and some maltiness. Nicely balanced.
Alengrin (4536) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An American style IPA from Montana, my first beer from this brewery, depicting a pronghorn on its label - an unusual species of artiodactyl indigenous to the North American prairies. Thick ’membranous’ lacing, off-white, moussy head slowly dissolving in the middle, clear and warm orange blonde robe, almost amberish. Fragrant aroma of moldy grapefruit peel, spruce shoots, sweet paprika, hemp, red curry, dried mango, pink pepper, kumquat, biscuit, apple cake dough, freshly toasted white bread, yellow kiwi, passion fruit, lavender. Fruity but clean onset, refreshing, restrained but at the same time outspoken sweetness dominating with hints of mango, lychee and melon, medium carbo fit for the style, supple, lean mouthfeel. Some faint sourish redcurrant notes are quickly overcome by hoppiness, gradually and elegantly developing its bittering properties over a bridge of soft, sweet biscuity malts and ending very aromatic, with a wealth of retronasal pine, mango and sweet citrus aromas, and simultaneously providing a resinous, grapefruity, tangy bitterness drying the back of the mouth. Very typical modern day IPA in every respect, no game changer perhaps, but technically well done and delicate, tilted towards the sweet, tropical, aromatic side. Very enjoyable.
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and caramel. Taste is caramel, citrus and some resin.
DWestrick (656) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can - bought in Jackson WY - drank in the Tetons. Terrific, simple IPA. Especially fond since I had 2 at my campsite up in the Tetons. Made for a perfect end to epic hiking
johnnymusky (890) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle...pine and mild hop nose....mouth follows nose...mildly bitter finish...decent beer...(#834)
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, malt, citrus, & some fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, and citrus (notably orange); Finish is slightly bitter; Quite decent.
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear, orange in color, nice white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is of hops (pine and citrus fruits) mixed with a touch of malts and some booze. Taste is hoppy but very well balanced with malts. Very good IPA, well crafted.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
With the growing number of Anerican IPAs being available in Australia this ranks very highly. A good orange hue in the pour and mellow notes of pine resin. There is a bit of same same with the simcoe and amarillo hop flavour but these are well balanced by the malty finish. A really good go to IPA.
varanid99 (1007) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange gold pour with a decent white head. Malt, resin and citrus aroma. Taste is pine, resin, sweet malt and some tropical fruit.
Andrus86 (418) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
BOTTLE. Hazy orange to brown with thick off white head.. Strong biscuit & caramel malt nose.. Thin hoppy start that goes to a subtle bitterness in the middle finishing with a thick hit of caramel & biscuit malts.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel