Big Rock Brewery – Hollow Tree Pacific Northwest Red Ale

Big Rock Brewery – Hollow Tree Pacific Northwest Red Ale

Rating

4 out of 5
Appearance
3.8 out of 5
Aroma
3.7 out of 5
Flavour
4.2 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

3.9
3.9 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Red Ale
  • Brand: Big Rock Urban Brewery
  • Pros:

    Big malty body with a hop kick

  • Cons:

    Rather sweet and slightly burnt

  • Conclusion:

    A big bodied, toasted and hoppy Red Ale

Big Rock Brewery – Hollow Tree Pacific Northwest Red Ale Review

Big Rock Brewery - Hollow Tree Red Ale Review The first bomber to be released from the new Vancouver Big Rock Brewery is a Pacific Northwest Red Ale called the Hollow Tree. This hoppy red ale has a different look that the Alberta brewed beers that helps to differentiate on the shelves. From the bomber bottle the Hollow Tree pours as a rich copper colour topped with two fingers of head that leaves heavy lacing on the glass’s sides. From the beer comes a strong caramel malt aroma paired with a piney, northwest hop. The big malt tones and brown sugar smell make this a strong and unique beer. The flavour has a toasted, lightly burnt kick with solid malt tones. The Northwest piney hops build as the flavour progresses leaving a bitter finish along side the toasted sweetness that lingers. The Hollow Tree is big bodied, big flavoured and a strong kick on a Red Ale. The first beer from the BC based Big Rock Brewery is giving our neighbours to the east a run for their money.

 

Alcohol – 5.8%
IBU – 55
Size – 650ml
Price – $8.50 (Craft Retailer)
Hops – Magnum
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