BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one pours a nice copper body with a fir head. Feint hop nose and floral smooth body with a hint of greenness reminiscent of a vegetable garden.
fiulijn (14542) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, January 2012, 7.1% ABV
Red-amber color, with creamy head. Some caramel aroma, with light fruit touch; more pronounced caramel flavor; the aroma is a bit sweaty, and the bitterness is correct, although the announced "big hop" is MIA; there is some residual sweetness. Lack of fresh and aromatic components.
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is a little grassy, but not all that strong, unfortunately. Taste is actually a little citrusy-sweet, which is somewhat off-putting. Not a lot to this, and not really a fan.
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
on tap at Waddelís in Spokane.
Pours copper with a white sheet of foam atop. Smells of resin and some bitterness, a bit of weed and lots of pine sap - not impressed. Flavor is bitter - quite bitter. A little bit of sharpness bordering on astringency, a flavor I get in mildly infected stouts. Medium bodied with low carb and a dry finish. Iíve got a pint in front of me, and Iíve struggled through maybe four ounces, Iím not likely to finish this one off unfortunately.
Serving type: on-tap
Hanuta06 (327) - Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Serving: from tap at Prima Margherita.
Aroma: moderate, pine hop aroma.
Appearance: average-sized, creamy, off-white, initial head with very good lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, medium-amber body.
Taste: lightly bitter, grapefruit initial flavor and moderately bitter, grapefruit finish with average duration.
Palate: medium-to full body with oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Great aroma, palate and flavor. Not overly bitter. Always a pleasure to drink.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Reddish amber, fiery, sediment floats about, moderate frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Soft pithy and citrus peel nose.   Same on the tongue, a bit brighter, citrus peel and pith with mild
bitterness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Soft sweetness finishes this one off.   Very nice, solid example, bitter yet not biting, with a nice sweet balance.   Well done!
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours translucent copper with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma is mostly roastly caramel. Like barleywine. Full bodied. Flavor is hop burning citrus but thereís still that barleywine malt aspect. If I didnít know, Iíd put the ABV around 9%. Not cause of heat, cause of the barleywineness of this beer. Itís bitter and malty. Great combo. Iím thinking this is seriously underrated.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. from Chuckís. I was surprised to see such a low score. Definitely hit all the right notes as far as Iím concerned. Hoppy enough, a little biscuity bite to it. Finishes a little thin, but pretty decent beer. I hear the guys at Big Al know how to have a good time. I think this beer shows it.
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a bronze copper color with a small white head. Not a real strong hoppy aroma. Citrus notes. Taste is balanced and pleasant but the hops are light for an American IPA. I think the label and advertising is misleading. Body is smooth and creamy with medium carbonation. I think this beer would be a great gateway IPA for someone who doesnít like IPAís or alot of hops in general.
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle picked up at JBís in Spokane
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Dusty caramel, sweet malts
Taste: Caramel, dusty and some mild pine resin
Decent, but with a name like "Big Hoppa", I expected it to be a big hop bomb!