Skyview (6055) - 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. AmEricanbrew (6878) - 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. andrewje41 (3894) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Draft pour pint, pulling this beer out of hiatus. It deserves to be. This is a nice imperial, and drinks incredibly easy for a beer knocking on the double digit door. Clear copper color. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is also on the malty side, a constant sweetness that works well here. Not a typical imperial IPA, but very easy drinking and quite tasty. I’m impressed with this one. riversideAK (6261) - 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. hopdog (12584) - 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.
trujahwarrior (510) - 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. bitbucket (2165) - 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. highibus (821) - 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. IndianaRed (4668) - 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. 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.