Big Time Scarlett Fire IPA
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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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It’s come to be known as our fifth regular beer. A little bit bolder than the Bhagwan, with a greater depth of hop character through extensive first wort hopping. It’s got all the C hops stuff that we love, just more. O.G. 16.5, 6.4% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Taster - Big Time Brewery - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Deep hop aroma with malt to back this up.
Appearance – Dark Golden yellow color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor – Huge IPA flavor. This was a big IPA. Citrus in the flavor with a lot of bittering hops in the end.
Palate – Good Mouthfeel, Nice IPA texture with a dry finish.
Overall – This was recommended by the bartender it was her fav for IPA’s. I thought it would be even bigger but it had a good flavor and finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap-pours a retaining light tan head and hazy gold color. Aroma is minimal grapefruit/citrus hops, hint of malt. Taste is mild grapefruit/citrus hops-some bitter, faint malt. Minimum carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2007
9/4/07 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is very grassy forward followed by a light earthy/citrus tone. It works great and is very clean for an IPA. Appearance is hazy deep gold with a low off-white head. Flavor is a citrus/earthy hop blend forward with no dirty or musty characteristics and a solid sweet malt balance. Mouthfeel is medium/low bodied with moderate carb texture and a slight resiny feel. Overall, a great IPA with excellent balance between the different hop flavors and sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2934) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
On tap at Big Time Brewery Seattle, For a Ohio State Football game. Pours out a nice ligth amber topped with a white head. Soft floral hop aroma. A light bitter end along with a great full body. Pretty nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3905) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Draft at The Bistro’s IPA Fest; Cloudy gold (not scarlet) with a smallish off white head; nose of piney hops; Fairly bitter with a touch of caramel and lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2007
On tap at Big Time. Pours hazy amber with a lacy off-white head. Weedy hop overtones in the aroma. Nice balance between citrus bitterness and the malty sweetness, Bittersweet pine finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Sampled @ Big Time, April 2007
This beer has a copper color with a touch of haze and is topped by a wispy, light colored head. The nose seems quite muted after drinking the Perspective IPA and the taste is quite a bit maltier. There is a nice sweetness that accentuates a punchy hop character of pine, fruity citrus and some herbal notes. You can definitely taste a crystal malt character here; notes of caramel and a touch of toasty biscuit flavors. The finish has a pine-like, bitter character that lingers on for quite some time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4660) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Big Time Brewpub in Seattle on March 2, 2007. Pours a clear orange body. Has a sparkling crystal and piney aroma. Upfront and lasting orangy bitterness. For the standard IPA - this is exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3902) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Draught pint at Redbons on 11/7/06
Indeed it is a scarlet-gold colored beer, with brass and copper highlights. Medium-high to high clarity, with small bubbles streaming upwards steadily. Small white/off-white head is formed, and is retained for the duration of the pint, leaving ample lacing in rings down the glass.
Very dry nose suggests a moderate amount of crystal malt toastiness, with definite breadiness and very light honey notes somewhat softening things. Deeply floral notes from the hops are both moderately bitter and somewhat spicy. Warming allows some fruitiness or perhaps, some lightly sweet citrus notes, to emerge. The combination of very dry, moderately high alph c-hops with dry crystal malts certainly challenges the balance of the nose, but there is enough base malt (IMHO) to provide balance. Fresh, unpasteurized character, with obvious lack of filtration. Warming really helps this one achieve a softness and fruitiness that helps take the dry/hard edge off. Very strong aroma, with plenty of well-drawn out hop aromatics and no alcohol/flaws.
Some light sourdough-like notes collect on the front of the palate, with a toasty, lightly acidic graininess following. But fruity hops quickly surge in, taking some of the focus off of the malt, and lending citrus, red fruit and light pine notes, with some spiciness achieved through combination of malt and hop. Bitterness is quite apparent and continues to dry things. Bits of pale malt sugars can be felt throughout, mostly adding a soft texture (aided by the low filtration) which is quite welcome in this very dry rendition. Acidity builds up, somewhat, on the finish, and seems to be the biggest problem here. While it’s very clean, flavorful and well-attenuated, the IBU strength and toasty/sourdough-like malt character takes away balance. Very engaging carbonation, however, somewhat helps spread about the bitterness/dryness. No looseness or wateriness whatsoever. Great stuff, a little more pale malt showing through would prove greatly beneficial, I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Draft. Amber beer with a little off-white head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit flavor with caramel backing. Lingering grapefruit bitterness with a bit of sweetness. medium bodied.

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