RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed as a medium India Pale Ale, this full-flavored moderately hopped beer has the strongest hop character of our ales. Made for hopheads and new beer aficionados. The grist composition is 94% Pale malt, with the remaining grain bill consisting of carastan malts. The finishing Mt. Hood hop addition in the whirlpool gives this beer a good hop character without becoming excessively bitter. The beer is fined instead of filtered so the hop character is not stripped away.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4974) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Red color with no head. Slightly hoppy aroma. Good malt base with a fair dosage of pine to finish it off. Not too bad at all.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Tap. Honey with foamy one finger head. Nose-hard to detect because the lady sitting next to me at the bar bathed in a bottle of Walgreens finist toilet water. I smell PNW hops, grapefruit. Taste-bitter grapefruit, semi-dry, acrid, bile like. Just a little too heavy on the bitter hops. Not enough flavor or aroma hops with a thin malt bill.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Schaumburg. Clear copper in color with a saliva splotch in the center for the head and a creamy off-white wrung on the outskirts. Hoppy aroma jumps out, partnering with herbal traits, lemons and lilies of the valley. Sweet and bitter flavor. Amarillo and cascades are well represented. Tingly, bitter pine traits. Medium to fuller bodied. Very bitter with a nearly chafing finished. Well balanced, and easily this brewpubs best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Draft. Pours thin, red w/ light fizzy white head. Nose is big hopps. Taste is big hopps with some bitter in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Pours a beautiful orange-gold. Aroma is sour citrus. Flavor is sour hops and grapefruit that lingers on the tongue throughout the sip. Palate is nice and full, and coats the tongue with assertiveness. Not an overpowering IPA, but it makes its presence known. Definitely worth another try.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Draft in Dallas--Good amber color with medium to small head. Light carbonation with a hoppy taste without a bitter finish. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Light brown leather. Dulled resinous hop aroma. Creamy feel with sugared caramel malts and a suprisingly nice hop character. Lots of bitterness and pretty bland overall.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Draft in Arlington, TX Hop smell was present. Nice armber color... Almost no head. Taste was decently balanced. The end taste had a lil less hop bite then what I thought it would be.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13904) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Draft in Indy. Reddish amber color with a small white head. Aroma of hops. Flavor was complex of citrus and hops with a well balanced bitter finish. Good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1703) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 I think this is a delicious IPA. Very citrusy, and light on the malt. Not sure if the Big Red varies by location but the U Village in Seattle is great. Description says Amarillo hops and thats definitely accurate. Underrated


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