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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is a classic IPA, big & bold with a golden amber color. It has a very pleasant hop character that integrates nicely with its smooth malt flavor.

Brewed since summer 2011 at Olde Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, NY for the east coast market, and at Butte Creek in Ukiah, CA for the west coast market.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, caramel, florals, and herbaceous notes. Flavor of grass, caramel, herbs, cardboard, and light citrus with a lingering bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2012
22oz bottle. Large off-white head, clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, some caramel/bread, orange, spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some orange. Medium body, light resin, some stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10929) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bomber from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours darkish hazy orange amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is light pitted fruit with roasty malt. Med body. Flavor is light pitted fruit, roasty malt, and something floral/herbal. Itís dryer than not, quite hoppy, and decently bitter - but not a NW type.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: Big Bite IPA
Date: February 17, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: hazy gold, fine grey head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet pale malt aroma, floral musty hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of balancing bitterness, floral hops with a touch of citrus leading to a light fruityness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit zest and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lightly bitter lingering earthy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a large bubbly tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of big caramel malts, raisins and floral hops. The taste is bitter citrus hops with caramel malts that are a little overbearing. Medium bodied, low carbonation and a lingering bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
22oz bomber pours up copper with slight haze and quarter inch tan head. The modest aroma offers up some earthy and spicy hops with notes of pine hops and eucalyptus leaves in the background. The taste has bitter spicy and pine hop notes rimmed with a bit of rough booze and a dash of citrus like sweet hard candy. It seems to want to be a bold and rough IIPA but lacks the depth and richness to get there. Underneath all the resiny hops is a note of two of sweet dark fruity esters.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6659) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Hazy medium orange amber with a generous and lasting frothy white head. Aroma is surprisingly muted for an IPA, none of the expected aggressive hoppy aromatics, mostly just sweet caramel with light florals. English toffee flavoured malts dominate here, with light floral hop notes and a slightly herbal bitter finish. A low-key IPA, but with a nice malt profile that I enjoyed anyway. I can see why hopheads may lament.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6196) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a note of butter. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic. IPA??? In whose opinion, I wonder. This is a syrupy sweet malt bomb...both in the nose and mouth. Rarely if ever do I criticize an American IPA for not having enough hops (the thought is practically laughable), but itís very much the case here. Better attenuation would help a lot too. As it is itís just too goopy and unrelentingly sweet to enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6016) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, yellow to golden pour with white foam, sweety fruit and malty caramel flavors, nice soft finish


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