Hanuta06 (477) - Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
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 (18) - - OCT 2, 2012
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 (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
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 (15608) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
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 there’s still that barleywine malt aspect. If I didn’t know, I’d put the ABV around 9%. Not cause of heat, cause of the barleywineness of this beer. It’s bitter and malty. Great combo. I’m thinking this is seriously underrated. raphael (1286) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2012
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
22 oz. from Chuck’s. I was surprised to see such a low score. Definitely hit all the right notes as far as I’m 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 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
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! beastiefan2k (4054) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Slightly oily hops. Lightly bitter. Clean malts, fresh hops, light sweetness from hops. Just the way I want my standard IPA. Dogbrick (13537) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2012
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 (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2012
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.