Big Rock Session IPA (India Pale Ale)

Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Session IPA
Calgary, Canada


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Signature Series
Pale in Colour, Not Flavour
If hoppy makes you happy, this Pacific Northwest-style IPA is your beer. We brew it with two kinds of delicious Yakima Valley Cascade hops, in such a way as to deliver the maximum heavenly hoppiness to your tastebuds, with the minimum bitterness.

Little Known Fact
The Cascade was the first North American-made aroma hop and the first hop variety from the USDAs hop research program to be approved for sale since prohibition. Its aroma is now one of the hallmarks of North American craft beer.

Editors note: "session" was added to the name in 2016, same ABV, so we changed the style accordingly

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3904) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2016
On holiday in Canada a 473ml can amber coloured body with a off white head and a spicy malt hops aroma a spicy sweet hops dry bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bunget (942) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2016
Can. Intense yellow-orange, small white head with poor retention, no lacing. Aroma of sugar, hard candies, honey and a touch of spices. Taste of sugary malts, cough syrup and herbs. Total miss for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (6141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Red cooper with white head. Draft at Rose & Crown in Banff. Malty and earthy IPA. Dank fruit. Bitter. Not very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChadPoole (458) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Pours cloudy burnt orange with a thin short lived off white head. Citrus and hops aroma. A lot of citrus fruit in the taste with some hops, malts and a bitter/sour finish. Drinkable but could use a better balance between citrus and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kyzr (1468) - Montana, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Amber pour with decent white head. Nose of roasted malt with touch of hops. Flavor is more malt up front with just a touch of citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (907) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
473ml can. Light toffee aroma. Pours copper in colour with a decent frothy white head. Miimal carbonation. Flavours are toffee and biscuits with a low to medium level of hoppiness. Medium bodied. Mild bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
DeanF (2418) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle labelled as "session" IPA. same diff. Very thin antique white head with a dark lager body. Vague hops aroma with slight detergent. Flavour is an odd harshness of malt and sour hops finish. Really bitter aftertaste. An odd one to be sure, cant say I like this mix, far too sour even for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2423) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2015
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Medium gold, milky hop aroma with some grass. Sweet, some honey, then a mild resin hop finish. Very quaffable, average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
473 ml can from the beer store. Orange with a white head. Nice caramel male and c hop aroma. Classic sticky ipa. Old school but not bad. Im a sucker for beer like this, I feel like its 2004.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
ENG: 473ml can from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. Clean, dark-golden color with small tan head. Very shallow aromas, hard to say, maybe some citrus, but mostly malty and a bit soury. Tastes malty, soury, no hops, boring. No bitterness. Feels like a lager. Watery, medium carbonation.

PL: Puszka 473ml z Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelane do kieliszka. Klarowna, ciemno-złocista barwa z niewielką jasną pianą. Aromaty bardzo płytkie, ciężko powiedzieć, może lekko cytrusowe, ale głwnie słodowe i kwaśnawo-gorzkawe. W smaku słodowe, kwaśnawe, brak chmielu, nudne. Brak goryczki. Przypomina lagery. Wodniste, średnie nasycenie.

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