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Big Rock Dead Reckoning Royal IPA

Big Rock Dead Reckoning Royal IPA
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Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mlkluther (47) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Terrible. I don't know how this could be considered an IPA. Terrible. I tried to tell myself I was drinking a Traditional instead if an IPA but even that didn't help. Poured 75% of the bottle down the drain. Did I mention this is a terrible beer? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MunBro (361) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Aroma was of wheat but a bit funky. Pours a much deeper amber than I would expect from an IPA. Spent $10 on this thinking it was from Britain and realized it’s local Big Rock when I got home. Oops. Not too bad, definitely lacking the hop punch I would like - it tastes like typical Alberta wheat beer with some malts tossed in.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RCx240 (44) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Amber gold color. Smells of bread and caramel. Tastes of bread, caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla with a very mild hop bitterness on the palate. Overall is a fairly drinkable beer but without any special qualities. Not really enough hops to warrant being called an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Amber color, clean, with compact head. Mild aroma of caramel and grains. Correct body strength, not dry not sweet; strong caramel flavor, with an accent of grains and cereals; strong bitterness, with tired dusty hop resins and no fresh fruity hop character.
Drinkable beer, but rather boring IPA/DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1787) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a mahogany color with light. Aromas of burnt sugar and esters. Flavors of sweet malts and sugar.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alanthebeerguy (157) - - JUN 6, 2014
From the big bottle. Smells of heavy malts, caramel some bitter hop. Taste is like a mellow scotch ale. Heavy on the malts up front with a lingering hop bitterness on the finish. Too harsh on my palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Sparkling amber,scarce bead.Small beige head.Vague alcohol/malt nose.Starts like a meaty barleywine,malt & alcohol, late lasting hop bitterness. Diacetyl hints

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (353) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Small off white head on top a a very clear deep copper colour. Nose is toffee and candied fruit with some pine and earth. Sweet caramel to start with a moderate bitterness but a bit light for a DIPA. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation. Well balanced and probably the best from Big Rock that i have tried.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4628) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Slow building foam on dark amber. Light fruity scent much quieter than expected. Strong caramel malt flavour. Thick body with strong alcohol partnership. A bit of hop spice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at Portside, pours a hazy dark amber with a small beige head. Nose of candied caramel malt, resinous hops and Belgian yeast. Flavour certainly brings out a Belgian IPA hybrid, with notes of resinous hops, Belgian yeast, and candied sugar. A little too sweet for an IPA for me, but this is balanced decently well. Not bad at all, especially for Big Rock.


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