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Big Al Hop Soup Double IPA

Big Al Hop Soup Double IPA
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Formerly brewed at Big Al Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Seattle, Washington USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
An intensely hoppy Strong Pale Ale with a big malt backbone weighing in at over 10% ABV. Limited availability, drop by the Tasting Room to make sure you get yours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Big malty nose, lots of caramel and muddled doughy notes. Piney and floral hops, perhaps a touch of citrus, noticeable alcohol. Pours amber, hazy, thin head. Flavors of muddled caramel malts, residual sugar, dough, piney and floral hops, spicy finish, peppery alcohol. Full and sweet and hot. Not what I really like in IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s Café, pours a hazy golden with a huge white head. Aroma of piney and resinous hops, some zesty notes and sweet biscuity malts. Flavour is full, with piney and resinous hops, some lofral notes, and sweet graham cracker backing. Quite full-bodied for a IIPA, with both sweet and hoppy notes dominating. A but unrefined and jagged, but also enjoyable.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
10%drunk (20) - Auburn, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2012
At brewhouse yesterday...over the top sweet. Hard to finish with the harsh alcohol and the sweetness. Had two beers there and both had a very distinct home brew taste..keep on trying guys and good luck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Luminous amber, nice beige cover. Easy fruit nose, but not much else. Sticky sweet, candi malt and fruity body. Bursts of tangerine and pineapple. Lacks balance--too sweet with not enough bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
GABF 09. Pours a deep copper amber with a nice lasting fluffy beige head. Aroma is citrus hops, pine caramel malts, toast, and resin- also lemongrass. Hoppy yet a bit off flavor- esters, high temp fermentation, toasted malts, cleanser and solvent as well as a high alcohol noticed as it warms. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Dark orange, caramel hues, large frothy off-white head, rather sticky lacing.   Resiny nose, hoppy, some citrus peel.   Seems pretty robust.   Really resiny on the tongue, the kind that gives me acid reflux.   Decent malt base, feels a little thick, but needs to be sweeter to balance this one out a bit.   Really tangy, alcohol is very present.   Yeah, this is getting to be a little bit tough to finish.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Big resiny finish.   This is not an overly hopped IPA, but instead overly resiny.   Needs more sweetness and less alcohol.   Never thought I would say a beer needs less booze, but I think this one does.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2009
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and toffee. Flavor of herbs, nuts, honey, grass, caramel, orange, and some lightly toasted coconut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 25/09/2009 Floral hop aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol hoppy and fruity banana flavour with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 08, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle
Appearance: hazy orange, creamy beige head, lots of lace
Aroma: swwet malt aroma, touch of orange, light spicyness, hint of stinky feet
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor balanced with citrus and earthy hops, fruity orange, touch of bitter orange rind
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
GABF 2009. Trying to decifer somewhat drunken notes here. Amber orange pour. Well balanced with 10% & not overhopped for the sake of being over hopped. Pretty impressed with the hoppy beers from Big Al

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