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Big Time Decade India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Our special 10th anniversary beer is the biggest IPA we have had the nerve to make. Almost all Pale malt, with less than one percent each of Carastan and Wheat makes a beer quite pale for its size at 19 plato OG. We added Chinook, Centennial and Cascade hops just about every place and every way we could think of - giving it lots of hop flavor and aroma and enough bitterness to compliment the telltale sweetness of the malt. One patron says "It makes you smile so your mouth's big enough for the beer". 6.25% alcohol by weight 7.8% by volume. This beer is also known as the Ten Year Imperial IPA.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
On tap at Bottleworks, Seattle. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, piney hopes, grass, resin, hay and tropical fruits. Flavour of piney hops, tropical fruits, hay and grain. Bitter and well balanced. Very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6560) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
On tap at Bottleworks, split with Matts_Property, pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of piney / resinous hops, caramel and tropical fruits. Flavour is very fruity - mango and peach, with a piney hop blast and a perfect malt balance. Superb.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
The best beer on tap when I was there. The initial hop flavor is quite tasty, with the strength only coming through at the end. Pretty good stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Big Time Brewing Company--Decade India Pale Ale--1998 22 oz. Bottle. 7.80% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) WOW Hoppy aroma. Golden rich pale IPA color. Rich sweetish body flows into big hop finish. Very floral and bitter. Front and finish overwhelm body throwing the brew a little off balance. Sampled 12/11/1998

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Thanks to AmEricanbrew. Poured a hazed dark gold with yeasty floaties. Can still smell a good amount of hops. Citrus and pine with a sweet bready malt. Hop forward flavor but mellowed by time. Pine finish with a mild-moderate bitter finish. Balanced great with sweet malt and a semi-dry finish. Light to medium bodied. Aged but not oxidized and nicley melded flavors. Pretty good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Cloudy amber with a thin head. Mild smell of piney hops and caramel. Full bodied and smooth. decent taste is first a sweetbread maltiness then a mostly bitter alcohol taste to finish. Their Bagwhan ipa is much better than this. 06/08/2007

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13608) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange colour. No head. Nice grassy, caramelly hop aroma. Teaish flavour from the hops. High bitterness, nicely rough. Peppery, too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a weak head. Nice aroma of caramel and heavy hops. Flavour of caramel and citrus-like from the hops. Ends up bitter, fruity and very much of citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29367) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
A hazy orange beer with no head. The aroma is very powerfully sweet with lots of hops. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of both caramel and hops, and a very thick body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle. Light hazy orange colour with a white head. Caramel malty, light citric, hoppy aroma and taste, sweet. Medium to full body with a light sweet, light alcoholic finish.


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