Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brouwer’s. Clear orange with a big, foamy white head. Left sheets of lacing as I drank. Aroma hoppy, citrusy, and floral, not unlike orange blossom. Has a a little bit of toasty, caramelly malt, but leans more towards the hop bitterness and aromatics and is only sweet enough to balance the hop character. More of the floral and orange notes make themselves known as you drink it. There’s a touch of herbal hempiness, but the orange blossom character is much more prominant. Has a nice, bitter, citrus rind finish. A standout Northwest IPA.
trevor211 (1631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s. There’s a daunting feeling that goes along with rating #501... like I have a lot of work to do. Pours a cloudy honey amber with a smallish head. These are some really nice, mellow hop varieties - lots of bittersweet citrus rind in here, balanced nicely with the caramel malts. Big time makes some really good "old standard" IPAs, and this one ranks right up there. Meerkat is still my favorite, but this is very tasty and refreshing.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Fruity hop aroma. Golden coloured slightly hazy in appearance fruity and very hoppy. Creamy on the palate with a crisp and bitter finish.
BuckeyeBoy (6154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Big Time Brewery Seattle, For a Ohio State Football game. Pours out a cloudy ligth amber/orange topped with a small white head. Nice crisp floral and citrus hops on the aroma. As well as the tast a little bitter.
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold amber,creamy lasting white head.Citrus hop nose.Softly carbonated citrus hop profile, good malt backbone. Huge lasting bitter finish
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a hazy orange brown with a wispy cottonwood head. sweet hop aroma. full and bright lemon notes in the hop bitterness but not a lot of pairity or developed character.
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at pub. great summer ipa, big but lighter colored, crisp citrus hope aroma and flavor with just enough caramel to balance. a little cloudy w/ brief head. puckers you up well but not mercilessly.
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Big Time, April 2007
My nose is greeted by a fruity hop driven note made up of apricot and lychee. The beer is a hazy blond-copper color and is topped by a wispy, light tan colored head. The flavor has a mellow hop bite to it with sharp, herbal pine flavors coupled with a fruity citrus character that is not quite as pungent as the nose might have suggested.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber. Like most of Big Time’s beers this is cloudier than I would have expected, and like most leaves great lacing. Creamy mouth feel. Mallts and hops in balance, more grapefruity than orange and pine tar. Not my favorite of their IPAs, but a good beer.
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry hopped version. Tap at Brouwer’s Hopfest ’06.
This dry-hopped version, brewed just for the occasion, was the standout of my second evening at hopfest. It pours a hazy hamber with a white head and a powerful herbal dry-hopped aroma, mint and bit of flowers. The flavor melds a lovely herbal hoppiness with hints or orange and lemon, some caramel in the malt. The beer is lightly sweet but not sticky and always easy-drinking while bringing forward a big hop goodness. This is a huge winner.