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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   ABV: -
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4.2
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2010
On draught at Big Rock Chophouse, 5/9/10

Deep copper,foamy lacing, caramel, grassy, citrus, grapefruity nose. Medium mouthfeel, slick, complex character. Goes down like buttah, incredibly drinkable despite the 9%+ ABV and hoppiness. Not as much bitter as you’d expect given the level of hoppy intensity.

3.7
b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2010
22oz Bottle labeled "Big Rock Chop House & Brewery, Bonnie’s Raggedy-Ass Imperial IPA, 48 Imperial India Pale Ale, 2010 Great American Beer Festival" Light gold color with small off-white head and light lacing. Aroma is very floral and perfumey. Flavor is good, strong grapefruit bitterness and nice citric fruity flavors. Good overall

3.8
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Draft at RBSG 10, keg donation. Pours an attractive clear bronze with sticky head. Nose is full of resin & grapefruit. Some earth and bread as well. Nice and full bitterness. Citrus and bread. Quality IIPA.

3.9
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2010
GABF 2010, VG DIPA. preferred this to its neighbor @ GABF Bells the oracle. Big bitterness balanced nicely with rich maltiness. Big bitter flavor. seek this out

3.9
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Draft… RBSG/MBGSF… Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The bouquet is a symphony of tropical, citrus and fuzzy fruits. Full-bodied and velvety with tingly carbonation. The big flavor leans on the bitter side of balance, but has a substantial malt backbone. In line with the aroma, there is an abundance of tropical and fuzzy fruit bitterness. Moderately bitter, tongue-numbing finish.

4
Tmoney99 (14472) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2010
RBSG 2010. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earth, sour citrus hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

3.9
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle; thanks to deyholla for the trade; dark copper with trace white head; nose of tropical fruits, mango and a touch of butter; a little garlic too that has been popping up so much lately to me in IPA’s/DIPA’s; raw, sticky, stale oranges; very dry and resiny bitterness; dry, stale lemons and orangy hops; pretty damn good overall

3.7
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Small tasting/gathering last night of Seattle Beer Week 2010
Thanks Ben – Dark Amber in color thin head with a great nose tons of hops and good malt backing. The flavor was fruity with a hint of bittering from the hops. This was a tasty IPA.

3.9
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Nice nose of tropical fruit - pineapple, mango, grapefruit, apricots. Malt notes of caramel and light brown sugar as well. Pours darker then most for the style, dark amber/coper, nice lasting head and lace. Sweet and fruity, caramel, brown sugar, tropical fruity hops, pineapple, mango, apricot with medium bitterness in the finish. Good body, smooth drinking well done IIPA.

3.8
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle: The aroma has lots of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and light caramel. It pours a dark cloudy orange with lots of sediment and a small white head. The flavor starts with mango and peach. The finish has light-moderate lemon and grapefruit. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation and mouthfeel.


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