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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This big, rich IPA features Simcoe hops which give it both a fruity, piney hop nose and a clean, ringing bitterness. IN-between, the malt flavor is slightly caramel for a touch of malt sweetness. This IPA is well-balanced and very expressive with hops.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2007
fruity but not overpowering...color, carbonation, and mouth presence are all middies...a mild, smooth ipa

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
12 oz bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar: Clear golden amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with light apricot. Flavor starts burnt caramel sweet with over ripe tropical fruit and some citrus. Finish is sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body is smooth with lively carbonation. More like an APA IMHO.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Piney beyond belief - which is alright by me. Very hoppy - crisp clean acidic hop presence. The malt base is sweet but pretty thin considering the sharp hop bite and seems a bit soapy. Would like to try this aged or casked.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Not sure who shared this one at Mullmans gathering. This was a tough one as I had just drank some pretty strong and hoppy american strong ales before this. Anyway, poured a light orange in color with a small to medium off white head. Aroma was quite fruity, with grapefruit and pineapple and some caramel malts way in the back. Taste was also quite hoppy, with alot of grapefruit/pineapple specifically simcoe hops. Malt backbone is good enough to backup the hops, body is light to medium with a moderate amount of bitterness for a single IPA. Overall, very clean and well refined. A pretty nice one that I would drink again if I had the opportunity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 darn solid ipa. wonderful smell, beautiful looking. big sky is probably a second tier craft brewer, which means they are better than widmer but not as good as stone. also means they are darn good, and since they are more accessible than stone, they are a favorite brewer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2007
this is the second big sky i have had. neat huh. i think soo too. i liked em both. you should buy some and smile about it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2007
THANK YOU SANTA!!!!! Poured from bottle. Beautiful coppery amber color with nice bubbles of carbonation. Good looking head with nice lacing and staying power. Sweet aroma of pine and grapefruit...smells very fresh. Nice flavor, again citrus note here, very nice bitterness in this one. Sweet but not too sweet. The flavor stays for a long time. Nice brew....

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2301) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle. Fruity aroma with some traces of pine and hops. Malt sweetness with much hoppiness like a good IPA. Lingering hop finish with a bit of metal for which a demerit. Overall a drinkeable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Draft at the brewery on 7/17/07. Clear copper with a yellowish tan head, pretty nice looking. An assertive fresh pine aroma with some floral notes is very inviting. Medium body and carbonation and a resinous quality that was not unexpected given the hoppy aroma. Background malt is quickly overcome by a grapefruit bitterness in a lengthy, very dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (808) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours copper, medium off-white head w/ lacing. Aroma is very fruity - light passionfruit, oranges, raspberry and some pear. Flavor is fruity hops - grapefruit, strawberry and a hint of lemon - with some tofee malt character balancing the hops. Full, creamy palate.


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