Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - APR 16, 2013jls321 (12) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Dont seek out but dont avoid either if offered. Has nice grapefruit carmel popcorn taste combination, but it falls short of the leading ipa’s because it has a thin body which makes it seem overcarbonated, giving it an unpleasant sharpness in the finish. Good not great, story of Big Sky’s life.
Copper with hint of red color retaining an off- white head. Very nice balance of sweet malt and fresh citrus. Slightly grainy a touch resinous and darker mellow bitter hops. A good, balanced, enjoyable IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone doriangrey (32) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2017
Amber orange in colour, very tropical aroma with plenty of fruit.
Tastes slightly thin and grassy after the smell. Pleasant drinkable grapefruit, gassy apricots and hops Ronritter (659) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2017
12oz bottle copper pour white head tropical aroma with a touch of pine taste is medium sweet with a slight bitter finish Capa (3254) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Copper with a white head. Very nice balance of sweet malt and fresh citrus. Decently bitter without being harsh. A very good, balanced, enjoyable IPA. john44 (3062) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle. Amber in colour. Very hoppy; piney resinous slightly oily hops. Fruity; tangerines and grapefruit citrus. Malty backbone; toasty biscuity malts, caramel. Although the hops dominate, they are not extreme. This is a reasonably balanced hops/fruit/malt beer. Long dry bitter hoppy piney finish. Enjoyed this. Nice IPA! (2009-08)
cmacklin (1127) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange with a medium, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, grapefruit, orange, peach and pine needles. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, pine needles, orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit, peach and grass with a crisp, dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Niko100 (2891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, malt, citrus, & some fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, and citrus (notably orange); Finish is slightly bitter; Quite decent. euniceradio (525) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear gold copper, white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, bread, strawberry, peach. Taste of same with great trop fruit and stone fruit flavor. Caramel, cereal and honey bread. tderoeck (9479) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2016
18/XI/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade, shared @ Seb’s Farewell Tasting (Eugene’s place) - BB: or bottled: II/31/16 (2016-1317) Thanks to Alengrin for the trade!77ships (9638) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2016
Clear orange beer, small aery irregular white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, pretty oxidized as well, lots of sweet ripe peaches, some caramel, lychees, more caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity, soft bitterness, citrus, some grapefruit, lovely stuff, caramel. Aftertaste: malty, some caramel, sweet, lovely fruit flavours, very bitter, bit sweet. Still pretty darn good, despite the age on this one. Also: STATE TICK!
Thank you tderoeck! 355 ml. bottle sampled @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. Bottle says 033116 - bottled on? Clear orange, off-white head. Nose is oily stale pine oil hop, bland old USA IPA, stlaer hops. Taste is oily basic malt, sugar, pine resin, stale old USA IPA, barn hay. Stale USA hop oil body. Still pretty decent but feels quite old, far older than it should at 6 months.