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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big Imperial IPA with a robust, malty, and hop profile that is perfectly balanced with the high alcohol content brewed with double the amount of 2 Row Barley Victory, Munich and Crystal Malts. We use the best hops available to create this IPA on steroids. Remember two pints is all you get!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
On tap at Big E, pours a dark cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Nose brings out a mix of caramel malt upfront and resinous hops struggling to balance. Flavour is on the sweet maltier side for a IIPA, with caramel malt, candied sugar, and resinous hops failing to provide enough bitterness and hoppiness. Sort of like a IIPA / barleywine hybrid. Good, but sweeter than I care for in the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7663) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Draft - Nose is mild and fruity with a bit of orange peel. Clear gold with a rich creamy of white head. Sweet fruity and pine pine notes with a balanced malt sweetness. Finish is slightly fruity sweet with a touch of booze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a mostly clear amber color. Nose wasn’t nearly as hoppy as I would have guessed - I got a lot of toasting and caramel in there, in addition to some herbiness. Taste had some toasting, and was slightly bitter. Decent, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Draft at Brewpub. Richer gold-orange, good foamy head. Dry bitter IPA, not a pronounced or refined hop. Much more bitterness. Still, a sweet water note that I’m getting across their lineup. Not a great mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours golden orange color with a medium white head. Smells of citrus, apples and pine. Tastes the same as it smells with a slight tartness and hope bite. Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation. Overall this is the best offering from Big E in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Amber hued golden body with a tall bubbly head. Mild citrus and pine with a muted tart apple note. A touch of herbal hop character and a pinch of spice. Freshly toasted malt backbone with light caramel sweetness and maybe a bit of honey. They were serious about the two pint limit; even after I explained to them that I was a certified Heavyweight.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2011
on draft at brewery. a nice double ipa, not as hoppy as some but a very nice strong tasting double ipa. well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2011
On Tap at the brewpub. Light orange/amber color with a modest off-white head. Nice front of citrusy hop aroma. Big and hoppy and competes nicely with the modest malt backbone. Not quite brash and in-your-face for a DIPA but pretty big and ballanced. A drinkable Double.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2010
On tap at the brewery/brewpub. Pours clear deep copper with lasting frothy tan head. The mild aroma has spices and citrus and comes up pretty short for the style. It is smooth soft mild and subtle which describes brews of a tamer more gentle style. The flavor pushes across the palate pretty full in body bringing up soft notes, for the style, spicy hops and modestly tart grapefruit hops. It smoothes out even more to midway seeming dangerously drinkable. It closes with moderate levels of citrus and pine hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 15, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, creamy beige head, sheets of drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, crystal and caramel sweetness, light pine, touch of peppery spicyness, fruity citrus, just enough bitterness to add balance while letting the hop flavor shine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4


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