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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3.8
Reid (2541) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
A just above average looking IPA..a hazy brownish?orange with a large frothy white head..it hangs around a while. Pretty good aroma, you can detect the "sherberty" hoppiness right away. Not too bad. Very nice tasting IPA the hops are actually quite subdued compared to other American IPAs..theres a good detetctable malt backbone to this beer..along with the great "grapefruit" flavour of the hops..good bitterness in the aftertatse..this seems more like an English style IPA which is a good thing for me. Nice enough in the mouth. Great drinkability to this brew

3.3
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 1, 2003
Had one of these on tap at the "Ram Restaurant and Brewery" in downtown Indy. The menu describes this as an IPA, but is listed here as a Bitter. It really doesn't fit either profile in my book; not big enough for either style - Ale as a generic description would fit well enough IMHO. Pours a medium copper. The thin off white mostly diminishing head has nice lacing. The nose is pine, spruce and flowers. Flavor is well balanced but not much depth even as brew warms. The long floral finish is brunt. The medium dry body is soft and finishes astringent. Lacking much of what I would expect in character from either an IPA or a Bitter, but I've already said that. Still a fair offering.

3
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2003
UPDATED: APR 28, 2007 (Draught) Descent IPA from Big Horn. Had this in Indy downtown location.

2.3
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2003 Bitter, IPA, whatever it is it sucks. Smelled some grapefruit hops, and then that's all I tasted. Bitter finish, but this just tasted like water and hops to me. This brewery SUCKS.

3
FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Tastes of american hops. Slight Grapefruit taste, finishes nicely bitter, deffinitely not over the top for an IPA. Fairly malty with a hint of sweetness. A nice work horse of an IPA. A nice amber color, with a slight amount of chill haze.

3.4
Crit (4011) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2003
At the Festival they called it IPA, and it certainly seemed to be one.Citrus hop nose. Good grapefruit hop profile. Not sure I had the same beer as most of the other ratings.

3.3
Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Fairly dry, spicy-hopped AIPA. Nice big glass mug this comes in. Bronze beer, lighter than their amber beer, and less brown. Citrus fruity, hoppy, with a loooong hoppy finish. Hoppy/fruity APA aroma with a tinge of smoke.

3.7
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Tap at Dallas location. Average looking amber. Nice subtle spice in the taste. Not much like an IPA at all - like every other beer in this place it was VERY lacking in hops. Still drinkable; ginger was apparent in the finish.

3.1
omhper (25139) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
Sampled draught at Humperdinks, Dallas, Texas.
Reddish amber. Intensely hoppy nose with notes af aromatic oils, flower and citrus. Not much malt there to balance it, but considering the poor malt structure of the other beers at this brewery probably it's a good thing that the pleasant hop flavours just lingers on into a long bitter finish and bypasses the (lack of) body. I quite enjoyed this beer.

3.1
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2003
They served this as an IPA and I thought to myself why would they call an IPA a big red beer. Smooth and slightly bittersweet but nothing to write home about here in the finish. Just boring beer.


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