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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Yet another of Big Times signature big, bold and assertive IPAs. Simcoe and Amarillo hops dominate this one. O.G. 16.8

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Tap at Brouwers. Clear orange with a big, foamy white head. Left sheets of lacing as I drank. Aroma hoppy, citrusy, and floral, not unlike orange blossom. Has a a little bit of toasty, caramelly malt, but leans more towards the hop bitterness and aromatics and is only sweet enough to balance the hop character. More of the floral and orange notes make themselves known as you drink it. Theres a touch of herbal hempiness, but the orange blossom character is much more prominant. Has a nice, bitter, citrus rind finish. A standout Northwest IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2009
On tap at Brouwers. Theres a daunting feeling that goes along with rating #501... like I have a lot of work to do. Pours a cloudy honey amber with a smallish head. These are some really nice, mellow hop varieties - lots of bittersweet citrus rind in here, balanced nicely with the caramel malts. Big time makes some really good "old standard" IPAs, and this one ranks right up there. Meerkat is still my favorite, but this is very tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Fruity hop aroma. Golden coloured slightly hazy in appearance fruity and very hoppy. Creamy on the palate with a crisp and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7142) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
On tap at Big Time Brewery Seattle, For a Ohio State Football game. Pours out a cloudy ligth amber/orange topped with a small white head. Nice crisp floral and citrus hops on the aroma. As well as the tast a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3934) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
Cloudy gold amber,creamy lasting white head.Citrus hop nose.Softly carbonated citrus hop profile, good malt backbone. Huge lasting bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2007
poured a hazy orange brown with a wispy cottonwood head. sweet hop aroma. full and bright lemon notes in the hop bitterness but not a lot of pairity or developed character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2007
on tap at pub. great summer ipa, big but lighter colored, crisp citrus hope aroma and flavor with just enough caramel to balance. a little cloudy w/ brief head. puckers you up well but not mercilessly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Sampled @ Big Time, April 2007
My nose is greeted by a fruity hop driven note made up of apricot and lychee. The beer is a hazy blond-copper color and is topped by a wispy, light tan colored head. The flavor has a mellow hop bite to it with sharp, herbal pine flavors coupled with a fruity citrus character that is not quite as pungent as the nose might have suggested.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Hazy amber. Like most of Big Times beers this is cloudier than I would have expected, and like most leaves great lacing. Creamy mouth feel. Mallts and hops in balance, more grapefruity than orange and pine tar. Not my favorite of their IPAs, but a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Dry hopped version. Tap at Brouwers Hopfest 06.

This dry-hopped version, brewed just for the occasion, was the standout of my second evening at hopfest. It pours a hazy hamber with a white head and a powerful herbal dry-hopped aroma, mint and bit of flowers. The flavor melds a lovely herbal hoppiness with hints or orange and lemon, some caramel in the malt. The beer is lightly sweet but not sticky and always easy-drinking while bringing forward a big hop goodness. This is a huge winner.

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