Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Grizzly Red | Big Bear Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Bear Brewing Company
Florida, United States
bigbearbrewingco.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blitheringidiot on 09-24-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
14
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
24.53%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 14
Reviews by Satsuma:
Photo of Satsuma
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of BIGJoe611
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of Rifugium
2.53/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at Big Bear, Coral Springs, FL

Brownish-amber color, clear, with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is pretty muted, light scents of caramel malts, and not much else. Taste was about the same, stale caramel malts, light toasted grains, vague bitter hops. Light body, easily drinkable, but lacking in flavor overall. Mass-appealing maybe, but really nothing special going on.

 384 characters

Photo of hopmashian
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Easily the best Irish red I've had. Very drinkable and it had a good mouth feel. Not as dry as the as the 3 or 4 reds that I've had but not overly sweet either. No noticeable hop presence. As I've only had it on tap, I'll look for it in stores.

 247 characters

Photo of karabearaesquire
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Boston71
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a clear, reddish hue with a thick head of off-white foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled nutty with some grassy notes. Some malty aromas, too.

T - It tasted of sweet bready malt with some nutty flavors. There was an earthy/grassy bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This was a pretty nice Irish-style Red Ale. Sessionable and very tasty.

 439 characters

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of embass
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of blitheringidiot
3.23/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy ruddy amber red with a scattered khaki headcap. Light basic Irash Red scents of red liquorice. Flavor mulled around a soft caramel. Some brewed tea astringency and a bit of Dr. Pepper linger. As far as Irish Reds go, this was a fair example that sits middle of the road of Big Bear's beers.

 303 characters

Photo of ThirstyBird
2.73/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 5oz sampler pour.
A - Reddish amber. Light tan head with some lacing.
S - A little malt sweetness not much else.
T - Wet cardboard, some sweetness and some bitterness.
M/F - Light body. Delicate carbonation. Light and effervescent.
D - I wasn't a big fan of this brew.

 283 characters

Grizzly Red from Big Bear Brewing Company
3.18 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe