WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Much as I love IPAs I could not make this one work and did not finish a 4 oz sampler at the brew pub. Sweet malts and toffee. Complex hopping to be sure. Lacking focus, very muddied flavor rather than crisp and complex interactions. Yeah, American hops that I would expect to love, but the combination of many hops and the malts did not produce a focused or even an enjoyable taste. Long bitter finish. Nasty overtones to the finish as well. Signature appearance for a Big Time ... very little head, great lacing.
DYCSoccer17 (3319) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewery. Citric grapefruity and pine tree aroma with a horse manure-like maltiness. Some spicy hops are evident as well. Mildly hazy copper color with a small white head and decent lacing. More citric grapefruit PNW hops to start with a decent roasted malt balance in the middle. There are also some caramel malts present with faint hops to finish. Better balanced.
shadey (1896) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange medium with white thin head. Slightly bitter aroma. Medium body with a slight bitterness and some sweetness. A nice mix of flavor in a pretty beer. Lacing.
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at pub. Medium orange, slight head. Pleasant PNW hop aroma, malty with a citric orange. Essentially more bitter and less flavorful than the Snowmelt. Spicy, bitter finish. Also had the cask version, a bit rounder and smoother in the mouth, but the flavors were muted as well. Scores shown are for the regular tap, cask would have been one less for the flavor and and one point less overall.
JorisPPattyn (7907) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Clear orange-amber, fine yellowish good rim. BIt of ureum, C-hops, but discreet. Licorice, prunes, even green plums, and hops only at every sip. Fruity sweetness, going slowly over in more hopbitterness (building up). Surprising sweet cookies too, and a tad soapy flavour. Light, bit oily, slick. Easy drinking beer. Can somebody explain to my why Washington brewers can get decent heads on cask, and not on keg beer?
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just when I thought it could not get any better, this blows away the Bhagwans. Much richer sweet maltiness, wonderful hop aromas that match the flavor profile perfectly, nicely balanced, juicy and chewy. Super tasty!
omhper (19365) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2006 Draught at the brewpub. Clear deep golden. Sweaty grapefruit aroma. Sweet with chewy mouthfeel. All about the hop flavour - thereís grapefruit and mango. The soft mouthfeel enhances the enjoyment. Salty very bitter finish. A fantastic IPA!
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hill Top. In my experience with Big Time, they make some heavy hitting IPAís, and the Scarlett Fire doesnít disappoint. Reddish amber in color. Lacking in the nose but did get hints of grapefruit and citrus. Overall, strong lasting bitterness throughout, with notes of citrus, and pine. A good IPA.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at brewery: Slightly cloudy, dark yellow color with medium sized white head. Aroma has rounded touch of citrusy hops under a subtle malty background. Flavor has a subtle but present maltyness in the flavor, but more obvious is the sharp american hoppiness. Finish is moderately bitter, slightly acidic.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft: Big Time Brewery and Alehouse in Seattle, WA) Lightly malty and toasty aroma is promising, especially since the first three beers Iíve tried here (all light styles) are really mediocre. Fairly sweet, once again, but with a citrusy, moderately bitter hoppiness more than balancing out the sweetness. Grapefruit is especially prevalent in the finish. Medium bodied, fairly crisp on the palate. Golden color, topped by a small off-white head that fades to a Crater Lake appearance, an island surrounded by a rim. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass, so I guess that represents the clouds surrounding Crater Lake. Decent, but Iím starting to wonder what all the fuss is with this brewery. Everything Iíve tried is no better than average thus far.