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Big E Two Pint Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2008
On draught at the brewery taproom in Lynnwood, Washington. Pours a clear golden amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and stick lacing. Aroma of fruity and roasted caramel malt, additional fruits of green apple, citrus zest and a little touch of herbal spice. Taste is full bodied, very light carbonation with a nice balance of green apple, caramel malt and some piney hops. Finish is semi-sweet, mildly bitter with a fine apple and caramel aftertaste. Only two pints allowed - Aww Man?!! Now I have to stop by again for another two pints.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2008
Growler acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a deeper amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of some skunky herbs, caramel, earthy, and some citrus. Tastes of toasted caramel, lighter earthiness, and a lighter fruitiness. Light alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (710) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2008
Handfilled bottle from a growler courtesy of cbkschubert. Pours a deep copper color with still a decent head being hand bottled. Dissapates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is malty sweetness and slight hop aroma. Flavor is big hop though. Nice spiciness with a decent malt backbone to compliment. A decent 2ipa, I will have to check it out for myself when I go to the Seattle area for work in August. My company hq is right next to Lynnwood.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Growler via trade with riversideAK - Pours a bright, but slightly hazy deep amber color with a thin off white head. There is a light coating of tiny spots of foam for the lacing. Aroma is spicey herbal and pine hops. Flavor is a nice mix of hops with a thin malt backbone. This is no citrus American hop monster. Not sure what the alcohol content is, but it is slightly noticeable. No lingering astringent aftertaste, just a little herbal taste. Medium body. A pretty good beer. Thanks Alex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
on tap-pours a ? head and amber color. Aroma is mild caramel. Taste is caramel-medium malt, secondary citrus hops. Mild carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Had on tap at Brouwers. Poured orange with a small head. Aroma was minimal for an imperial. It did have some caramel malt with a little hoppy funk. Flavor is a straight forward caramel matiness backed up by a bit of honey and some woody and herbal hops. Very drinkable, as at 9.5% this could be dangerous. A very enjoyable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6088) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Caramel gold body with essentially no head at all. Very little nose, either--shocking for a DIPA. With the brewer standing there as we sampled it, he pointed out that the kick sneaks up on ya, but didnít seem in too much of a hurry to comment on huge body, flavor, or nose--and by DIPA standards, there isnít. The nose is very neutral and the mid-palate is subdued except for nice big piney notes, which persist to the finish. I could drink a bunch of this stuff, partly because itís so incognito on the way to the tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Growler, filled at the brewpub - and I do mean filled. There was no headroom at all! Pours a clear dark copper with a thin white head. Medium body and light carbonation. Aroma of fruit, citrus and grass. Sweet taste of toffee, fruit, and citrus that gives way to a massive pine and grapefruit finish with an almost flowery note to it.


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