Big Four Imperial Ale

Imperial Ale

Hoppy Scale

A rating for the bitterness and flavor of each beer.

  • 1 - 0-25 IBU
  • 2 - 25-40 IBU
  • 3 - 41-60 IBU
  • 4 - 61-80 IBU
  • 5 - 80+

Aroma Scale

A rating for the aroma of each beer.

  • 1 - No Dry-hop
  • 2 - Single Dry-Hop, 1#/bbl or less
  • 3 - Single Dry-Hop, 1-2#/bbl
  • 4 - Double Dry-Hop, 2-3#/bbl
  • 5 - Triple Dry Hop or Double Dry-Hop, 3+#/bbl
semi-regular release




Hops Used:

Chinook, Magnum, CTZ, Cascade, Centennial


Tasting Notes

Foreign Extra Stouts are slightly bigger, sweeter and more bitter than Dry Stouts due to their original intended purpose of being exported to Caribbean markets from Ireland. Our version does use extensive amounts of oats for added body/mouthfeel. Chocolate, coffee, earthy, creamy. Pairs well with deserts.


Named after the powerful founding members of the Central Pacific Railroad, the Big 4 Imperial Ale takes individual hops with exceptional qualities and brings them together to create a remarkable hop-forward ale.
Big 4 contains the four essential “C” hops – Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus – and pairs them with a malt backbone capable of delivering the hop assault.
For those of you who demand more from a double IPA and enjoy a rich malt body to your beer, this is your beer. Tangle with Big 4 at your own peril.