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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 (5150) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Draft@ Ellersick. Clear amber with a frothy tan head. Very nice piney, floral hop aroma with sweet caramel. Frothy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Good balance of bittersweet floral and citrusy hops on a sweet toasted caramel malty base. Very good IPA, and by far the best beer from these guys.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (504) - 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
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (706) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2315) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1087) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - 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.


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