Big Rock Warthog Ale - Big Rock Brewery
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
3.15/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a 355-ml can into a pint glass.
Appearance - copper-gold brew with thin, disappearing head. Some ultra-fine surface bubbles and a 1/16th-inch ring of lace. Very active carbonation, looks like a super-highway in there.
Smell - cozy, creamy sweet malt aromas, gently roasted barley and a whiff of toffee.
Taste - this is a beer that looks good and smells great but it comes up short on taste. The taste that's there is too thin, while the late, plain, tinny hoppiness really only serves as a transition to a wet, watery finish.
Mouthfeel - very active but even, the dynamic of the watery finish is boring and unsatisfying to what could have been the thicker, heartier effect I had anticipated from the aromas before sipping on it.
Drinkability - this goes down, well, like water. Not engaging enough to have quite a few, but it's still easy to put a couple back.
Serving type: can
08-24-2009 02:01:20 | More by DoctorStrangiato
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The beer poured an amber copper colour with a fairly thin, off-white head that dies quite quickly, leaving a nice amount of lacing along the glass.
The aroma is rather weak with some graininess, a hint of nuttiness and with a faint molasses note on the nose. The hoppiness is subtle and not overstated with a rather nice taste. The initial hop sweetness lends to a slightly bitter finish, but remarkably smooth with a faint caramel flavour.
The mouthfeel is about average with a medium body which lends to a very drinkable beer.
Serving type: on-tap
09-01-2013 10:41:21 | More by Mountainmanbrewing
2.05/5 rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Light Brown/Amber Color. Very Light color for a Brown Ale.
Smell was metal, sweet, minerals. Its a faint smell and not very appealing.
Taste was bland. Slight malt flavor maybe a little hops dryness but overall just very bland.
Mouthfeel was average with high carbonation.
Overall this is a dissapointing beer. I expected flavor and got a bland beer, not bad tasting just bland. Not sure how this one sells when Big Rocks Traditional Ale is a good Brown Ale.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2012 17:22:16 | More by sAws
2.9/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is a very bland beer
Four finger head, ruby red in color
Smells: minerals, grain, and hops
Taste: malt, biscuity, toasty, hoppy, with a warming finish
Overall, this is a forgettable beer from a good brewery. Try the traditional ale.
Serving type: on-tap
09-20-2012 15:38:06 | More by BierStein711
Big Rock Warthog Ale from Big Rock Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.