RATINGS: 238   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Listed as Big Red I.P.A. Had at Humperdinks on Greenville. Prettiest beer of the taster I had. Very nice retention and great lacing from the white head. Light fruity notes in the aroma. Very watery taste with floral elements, finishes like a bitter IPA. Very watery and thin body.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7628) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Draught. Body is light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Id personally put this in the APA category, but who cares?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2007
On tap at Ram - Wheeling, IL. Poured a clear, lighter orangey-golden with a short cap of white head and some nice lacing. More of a focus on the caramel and grapefruit in the nose than the pine, grapefruit, and lemony hops beneath. Flavor was of sweet caramel with a more assertive well-placed grapefruit and pine bitterness.. candy-like bitter twist at the finish.. tasty. Medium body. Nice transition from sweet, smooth middle to a moderately bitter finish.. felt very good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (7455) - Utah, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap at The Ram in Boise
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus
Taste: Citrus and malts
OK, but I wouldnt say it was a IPA, very light on hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Draft. Red brown pour with tan head. Spices and light hop aromas. Light hop flavor, but drinkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (7381) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2006
On tap at the Ram Brewing Boise, ID. Pours out a nice amber topped with a white head. A nice aroma of hops and citrus. But the tast was a let down not to hoppy like i wanted it to be. O well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7254) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Sampled at the Indy brewpub. Clear gold with a bit of rust. A white ring. Some nice complex hop notes. Citrus and pine. Some cinnamon spice and a bit of malty sweetness that tries to compete with the bitterness. A pleasant IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 30, 2010
@ Ram NGate. Foggy amber colr/ off white head. Nice pine, floral hop aromas. medium body. Fresh Ganja Bud, floral hop flavors with a mild caramel sweetness. Nicely bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Growler: Hazy orange, golden tinge, moderate to large pillowy off-white head, decent lacing.   Nose of dull hops, slight grainy malts, a little musty.   Raw hop bitterness up front, a bit gritty and grainy.   Light malt backing, with a false back end.   Dies real quick on the backside, a bit thin.   Looked great, but seems a bit muddled.   Body and mouthfeel bordering on the thin side.   Finish is lacking.   Doesnt follow through on the finish.   Meh...


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Slightly hazy copper body with a minimal fizzy off-white head. The nose is husky and grainy with some toasted malt and minimal floral hoppiness. The flavor has an odd chemical finish after the husky and grainy malt fade. The hops are pretty minimal in here, just a light citrus note and minimal bitterness. Medium bodied and clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. This ones not a winner.


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