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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2.9
BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Tap in Schaumburg. Pours copper with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toast, caramel, bread), heavy hops (floral, pine), and light fruity esters. Flavor is balanced malt and hop. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a dry finish.

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.

3.3
Dogbrick (13006) - 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.

3
crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
Hoppieat ram beer but not choppy. This one is light. Some citrus. Low bitterness, caramel.

3
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2006
On tap at the Broomfield, CO location. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and lightly fruity. Tastes of citrus, light pine, and fruits. Lighter bitterness factor.

3.3
slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"a nice solid ipa. bitter and aromatic. not overly exciting, but nothing bad either. well balanced and dry in the finish with a little citrus and a little spice and biscuit malt."

3.6
shrubber85 (11390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Tap. Sweet orange and grapefruit peel/pine aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine hops flavor. Good, standard IPA.

3.3
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
(Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Schaumburg, IL) Draft... DLD’08... Clear golden ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. No retention, but nice lacework. Toffee and citrus notes dominate the aroma. Medium-bodied with a ridiculously dry mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Finishes violently bitter and sucks all moisture from my mouth. Over-attenuated, for certain. Still, an aromatic, tasty brew.

3.1
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Name: Big Red IPA
Date: July 20, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Indianapolis
Appearance: clear dark gold, wispy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with citrus hops
Flavor: lots of citrus hop flavor backed by caramel sweetness, bitterness kicks in half way through and lasts through a long finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

Name: Big Red IPA
Date: February 22, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Arlington
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, plenty of hops, light bitterness, lingering 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

2.2
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 Tasted on tap at the Fort Collins Horserooth location. Clear, light burnt orange appearance. Pretty light hoppy aroma. Bitter, floral hoppy flavor. Quite dry and bitter finish.


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