Big Horn Big Red IPA | C.B. & Potts

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Big Horn Big Red IPABig Horn Big Red IPA

Brewed by:
C.B. & Potts
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mentor on 08-18-2005

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by dankster:
Photo of dankster
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

refilled my growler for the first time in over a year. sad i know.

Lovely red with some great fresh carb going on. smell is all Hops but a faint malt backbone. citrus noted

taste is awesome with the brewery being just about five min from me i get fresh stuff all the time. huge bitter melon noted on this batch. different i know but that is whats great about local's never know what you will get.

Mouth is creamy and slick with sticky lace on top of mouth.

overall a great local ipa. if you can get some do it.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at C.B. and Potts in an 18oz. chilled pint glass. Not ideal but I didn't have a say.

Big Red is a slightly hazy redish amber beer with thin white head. Good retention and great lacing left behind.

Aroma is mild for an IPA but it does have a good hoppiness to it. It reminds me of a PNW IPA.

Flavor is better than expected. It has a nice fruity hop character with citrus and apples. Bitter but not over the top, it's nicely balanced by some caramel sweetness from the malts.

Mouthfeel is nicely judged as well with medium body and low--to-medium carbonation. Alcohol is either very low or extremely well-hidden.

Overall a solid version of the style. With so many greats in the category though, it's still not anywhere near the top. Worth a try if you get the chance - just make sure you ask for a room-temperature glass.

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Photo of nobodywonder
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kevlee722
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Stairyo
1.87/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Photo of mintzmeet
2.77/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

This isn't bad. Big red. Soapy swampy head. Chaffy, but still more sweet than bitter. Actually surprisingly sugary. Significant lacing. Pairs well with tortilla chips.

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Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of PabloSanDiego
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of hopdog
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Broomfield, CO location.

This one poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and some lighter fruitiness. Tastes of citrus, light pine, and had the same fruitiness. Lighter bitterness factor.

Notes from 12/9/06

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Photo of batt6343
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of krabriter
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured incorrectly i believe. no head was there and it was poured over the top.
A light red, amber hue to it with a little haze.
smelled of a bit of caramel, malt, some hops and yeast.
Taste was thin, nothing to brag about, yet better than average. A slight caramel/coffee tone with mostly malt and butterscotch background. Hops didn't take hold. A better-than-average beer.

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Photo of habaceeba
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jackorain
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfornutekly this brew pub served me this beer in a lighty frosted beer mug. At least it was only lightly frosted

A-light Amber with a red glow. 3/4 inch hwhite head with so so retention but good lace.

S-Citrus rind hops, green hop, a lot of grapefruit comes through in the middle. A touch of caramel malt but but hops dominate the nose of this one.

T-Interestingly, the caramel malt jumps right out in front upon the first sip. This is followed, however, by a big smack of bitterness, like grapefruit rind and pith. Grapefruit juice comes through in the middle along with some green hop flavors, other citrus. Not too bad

M-Medium body, a little creamy with a zingy carbonation.

D-quite good I could have four og these, oh wait I did.

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Photo of birchstick
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of trytoketchup
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Bitterbill
2.33/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No freshness date.

This pours a bright amber red with a 1 finger head of foam.

The smell is hoppy on the fruity side and I mean more than just citrus. Almost cherry like. Not much else going on but it's decent.

The taste me, an unbalanced mish mash of flavours. The hoppiness is rough and earthy and creates an unpleasant bitterness. The best part of the tasting experience seems to be the pretty tasty flavour that the malt brings but it gets overun by the hops too damn easy. A pity.

The mouthfeel is also not so good. Very harsh and tingly on the tongue even though the carbonation seems to be at the right level.

Drinkability? This does not hit my palate well at all so....I will not seek this out again. The mess of the flavours makes this almost undrinkable.

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Photo of mentor
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle obtained from the brewpub and consumed about a month later. Pours a one-finger yellow head over a nearly clear copper-light orange liquid. Smells orange oil, biscuit malt, grassy flat hop, grapefruit pith, tangerine. Tastes somewhat bitter with hop character to start (grapefruit pith and oranges). Sweet rises during the swallow mixing with the hops to make an apricot flavor. Very nice. Simple, but well balanced and pleasing. Md light body and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of Gerred
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopfacebrew
2.97/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at C.B & Potts (Arapahoe - Centennial).

A - The beer was served in a pint glass with virtually no head. I watched the pour and it never really had a lot of head, perhaps 1/2 finger of white foamy head, but it very quickly dissipated. In the 20 seconds it took from the tap to my bar stool it was gone. No lacing. Perfectly clear light amber color.

S - The aroma is probably the best feature of the beer, in my opinion. It's a little sweet with some fruity tones to match the toasted malt. The hops are nice with citrus and floral aromas.

T - The flavor doesn't seem to match the nose. It starts with a strong malty sweetness. The bitterness is medium though the hops are more of a grassy and earthen flavor than the citrusy floral nose. It doesn't seem balanced even for an IPA as the flavors don't blend well. Finishes crisp with a lingering and overpowering bitterness.

M - It's almost bright in it's crispness, if that makes sense. Ultra crisp with excessive carbonation.

D - Less than average.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 03-14-2011 19:45:37

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Big Horn Big Red IPA from C.B. & Potts
3.42 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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