Hanuta06 (369) - 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.
tbauer1134 (10) - - OCT 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grabbed a bomber from the store and poured into a regular pint glass. My first IPA in about 10 days so I may be rating a little higher than normal. Nice copper color with a great head and lacing. It had really nice hop aroma with citrus and pine notes. In the mouth it was hoppy but balanced with some nice malts. The hops shine here however and they kept me coming back for more. A nice hoppy bitter finish sealed the deal. A pleasant surprise from Big Al Brewing.
BrewDad (5090) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big hoppy IPA. Loved the aroma and flavor. Amber in color, clear with a htin head. Very tasty IPA nice hops citrus flavors blend well with the big malt build. Very good beer.
bhensonb (11904) - 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.
raphael (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of caramel, pine, oak. greenish orange clarity with a quick tan head. a little flat and oily in the mouth. walks that woodsy range of flavors, hops strong without harshness, little lemon in the malt. balanced finish
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.
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!
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a dark orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and sweet malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter resiny hops character with malt and fruit in the background. The finish is somewhat bitter with a piney hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
after4ever (6468) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Pours a clear very dark brown with a thin loose tan head and light drippy lace. Big pine and iced tea nose. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. Toasty mid palate with caramel presence, lots of pine and iced tea. Big and very acetic iced tea and pine finish. A little on the dry side near the end.
reebtogi (4513) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber pours a pale amber color with a thick white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrus with some caramel. Taste is a piney and citrusy hop bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness. A well crafted IPA that is worth trying at least once.