Goose Island Big Hoppy Red
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
We loaded a big Imperial Red with all of our favorite hops at the moment to make a mouth-blistering, 90 IBU treat. Columbus, Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, Citra, and Amarillo are layered in an absurd amount of hopping positions to give this brew an unequalled hop complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Goose island big hoppy red... Pours a medium hazy caramel amber brown with a thin to medium very light beige head... Big hoppy nose primed with citrusy hops and an even-keeled bready malt backbone... Flavors are big and hoppy emphasizing citrusy fruits and bitter rinds. Extremely earthy and dry finish yet seemed muted in some way. Def not astringent, moreso earthy. 8/4/7/3/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3747) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Served to a shaker at Goose Island’s Invasion of the Hopleaf on 5/26/10. The color was a fairly clear, brownish copper, with a modest amount of off white, bubbly foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, but left some nice, curtainy lacing. The aroma was a smack of fresh citrus, fruit, and some malt sweetness. The flavor added to these a very pronounced hop bitterness that was followed up with a solid dryness into the finish. Impressive!

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