Mlkluther (47) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
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?
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MunBro (361) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
RCx240 (44) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Gerbeer (1787) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a mahogany color with light. Aromas of burnt sugar and esters. Flavors of sweet malts and sugar.
Alanthebeerguy (157) - - JUN 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
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Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling amber,scarce bead.Small beige head.Vague alcohol/malt nose.Starts like a meaty barleywine,malt & alcohol, late lasting hop bitterness. Diacetyl hints
jksipa (353) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
presario (4628) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.