RATINGS: 240   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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Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2004
This IPA has a pretty good balance of malt and hops. The malts are medium and soft, sweet. Hops are citrus, grapefruit and some pine. Not all that exciting. Better in the bottle than on tap in Broomfield, CO.

3
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 By far the best of the Bighorn brews i tasted today. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a good ivory head that stayed a while and left good lacing on the glass. Strong citrus hopped aroma. The flavor was well balanced with a sweet start and a good bitterness toward the end. A really decent IPA for a chain restaraunt.

3
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2004
A harsh, bitter tasting brew for those that prefer such things. I am not an IPA fan under the best of circumstances - and this is not the best of them. I suppose that it is passable, it could be worse - but it’s not something that I would drink for pleasure.

3
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Red/amber color. Very hoppy, citrus, floral aroma. Almost harsh bitter finish. No malt.

3.1
hotstuff (5160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2004
On tap at the Ram in downtown Indianapolis. This beer formed a small sized white head that contained fne-small sized bubbles that fully diminished. The body was transparent and carbonated with a red-orange hue. The nose was hoppy and the flavor was hoppy with an aftertaste that lingered for a while. The mouthfeel was tingly and the lacing was fair. This IPA was too hoppy for my taste.

3.3
Dogbrick (13036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2004
From a sampler at the Indy location: Pours a reddish-amber color with a medium light beige head. Thin lacing. The aroma is moderately hoppy with some citrus as well. The body is not too rich. The flavor is nicely hopped at first but it drops off dramatically by the end. The finish is decent, with a mixture of floral and citrusy hops. A little better than average overall.

2
muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Schaumburg, Illinois. Hey guess what this isn't horrible, merely very, very mediocre. Light copper. Smoked urine, caramel, wet newspaper nose. Actually pretty hoppy, with hints of sour cherry (beloved Lord Alexander Rodenbach, come down and slay this demonic cherry-faker I beseech you) but really very little in the flavor profile overall. Strongly bitter but thin finish. This is a joint and these are beers for those who really would rather drink Coors Light but want to call it something else to appear sophisticated.

3.5
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Bronze/amber color with sticky and creamy head with lots of lacing. The aroma is bright and floral with pacific northwestern hops. A very fresh pine/grapefruit aroma hits too. The flavor has a light bitterness with a very dry finish and light body. Easty drinking, well-made batch of the Big Red (when I tried this). A nice marshmallow caramel end, not too bad.

3.2
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Called Big Red IPA on the bottle. Light clear red appearance. Nice nose of cascade hops, raspberries and sweet peaches. Very abrasive and acidic initally, with a more robust wood hop flavor towards the middle of the drink, before rolling back with a raspberry hint. Big hops at the start of the drink, but not a bitter finish. Some peanut flavor shows up as well.

2.9
Braudog (6719) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Rusty amber-colored beer with a big sticky head. This has a big juicy citrus aroma; there's a solid grapefruit flavor, milky. It's undercarbonated and too still, which detracts.


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