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.
pictoman (312) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 355mL bottle. Clear, copper brown with off white head. Aroma of very bready malt mixed with some caramel malt and citrus and floral hops. Taste starts with just a mild malty sweetness, followed by a slight bland wateriness and finally and dry resiny finish. Medium body. Could use a little more complexity and boldness.
MadRobin (1589) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, dark amber with a 1-1/2 finger khaki head that left rings of very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, tangerine, bread, pine and mild mango.
Taste of orange, caramel, tangerine, passion fruit, floral hops, mild pine, and rye bread.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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BeerInHeaven (96) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours ruby amber with an off white bubbly head. aroma is floral and citrus. Tastes great! hoppy, citrusy, bitter finish, nasal linger. Everything I love. Good beer!
kidobutai (202) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good ipa! Nice head, a bit sudsy, but lasts. Smoky and malty aroma, very smooth, not as bitter as you’d think after the hoppy aroma
mike5326 (614) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a can. Gusher. Cloudy orange color, medium foamy off white head. Unusual fragrance for a IPA, I get hops and malt with a sweet citrus smell. Mild hops flavor with bitter undertones and a kind of flat finish.
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Luvystypotables (326) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt and hops, cloudy caramel color. Strong taste of malt, slightly sour with a watery bitter palate.
BOSSbrewer (1227) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a frothy off white head. Lots of pine and some citrus on the nose. Caramel a pine flavors. Malty and somewhat sweet. Decent beer.
airrick2003 (385) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: pretty clear maroon to almost ruby color, pours with a small tan head Aroma: malty caramel, has a bitterness to it but caramel is predominant, some grain Taste: strong bitterness throughout, grass, some citrus, Palate: lively carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, leaves mouth wet, has a strong bitter aftertaste Overall: not a bad beer but I feel like it doesn’t have enough hop character besides the bitterness, could use some more complexity, better once it warms up a bit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
emperorsled (6) - Aledo, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very good for an IPA. Has the high hop taste you would expect without over doing it. Slight pine taste on the backbend but doesn’t over do the bitterness.
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark reddish clear with a thick off white head that left a lot of lacing around the glass. the aroma is caramel, pine, hops, and citrus. the taste is all the same features especially the pine and some citrus. there is quite a bit of hop bitterness but not at a point where it is overpowering. solid beer!