jhliesen (836) - 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. 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. 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. Tmoney99 (14982) - 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. Zeswaft (1783) - 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 that’s definitely accurate. Underrated
frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2005
Deep orange bodied with a small, white head. No discernable aromas besides moderate citrus hops. Nicely hopped flavor from start to finish with balanced malts and a sweet, spicy, apply finish. Creamy mouthfeel that ended dry.
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 26, 2005
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orange-amber pour, good frothy whtie head. very hoppy/citrus aroma. sort of sweet flavor, with a good hoppy bite to it. about an avg ipa. RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2005
This is a pretty rough IPA, but okay nonetheless. Better than your macrobrew. They serve it in 32 ounce glasses in Dallas, TX, so extra points for that. Quite a bit of lacing and it had a nice body. Palate was questionable. Acquired taste maybe. Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - FEB 9, 2005
tap at ’dinks in dallas. let me set the scene so ya’ll know i was in the right environment to have a good experience. i had a stunning beauty sitting across from me with ashen green eyes staring at me with a low cut top and a smile to drop a man to his knees. we were having a wonderful time discussing movies, the ignorant waitrees, and some sports event that was on one of the numerous televisions. i was feeling great. then i picked up my beer and the aroma hit me, yeah it has hops, rubber orangish grapefruit was how i saw it. but i looked back at the woman and things were good again, we shared a joke and some kind of innane flirting comment was dropped, it was good again. i tasted the ipa, christ there goes the moment, this is bad, even her beauty seems diminished by tasting this beer???? what the fuck did you burn the hops before throwing them in the kettle? but wait, stop remember you are with a woman that actually enjoys your company, just get through the beer man. but no the overwhelming plastic burnt taste just keeps coming back, there is a horribly acidic malt taste that is making me want to storm out leave the beauty behind and drive to the store and buy a good ipa to make it stop, but i cant. so instead i do what any cheap bastard would do. i chug the fucker, i chug it hard, and my buxom well tanned friend looks at me askance. damnit if this crappy wannabe ipa ruins my chances this building will burn. but damn the lingering bark and ash taste and playdoh hopness lingers. i lean over grab her bud light and use that to wash the taste out, o.k. so she ain’t perfect if she drinks bud light, but flaws can sometimes accentuate other qualities. i hate this beer. but i love the woman, so i’ll make due with that. ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Sampled at the Eagle, ID location: flowery, citric nose; reasonably balanced IPA, ,though weak in the hopping and malt backbone; pretty drinkable and unexciting