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RATINGS: 1689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our Big Eye IPA is a big hoppy brew, thanks to the abundance of American Columbus and Centennial varieties we use to flavor and dry hop. While the English originally added extra hops to preserve their beers for sea travel, we do it for the love of all that bold, intense flavor that makes India Pale Ale one of our favorite styles.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2048) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Dense white head on a clear honey colored beer. Aroma is sweet citrus and some tropical or sweet-tart notes. Taste is the same, and juicy with hops without any bracing bitterness. $3/12oz

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
bottle Not sure how old, but consumed soon after i got it. pours a clear copper with a small offwhite head. aroma of sweet caramel and light fruity, pine-laden hops. a bit too bready and sweet for my liking. okay, not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1920) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Medium gold with a moderate bright white head. Grapefruit, vanilla cookie, subtle black pepper nose. Mild-to-moderate carbonation, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavor with a very mild alcoholic finish. Very tasty, refreshing and zesty IPA. 2010 Western Illinois University Performing Arts Society Beerfest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
poured orange with decent head smelled of hops and malts as well as citrus and pine tasted of hops balanced by the malt

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Where are your palates people? This beer starts off nice, then gives you a punch of some kind of weird off hop thing. Finishes like every other forgettable IPA I have had in my life. Glad I only purchased one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1297) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Amber orange pour. Thick white head. A little bit of a candied hop profile. Slightly harsh on the tongue. Overall a well made IPA, but I think having this after Pliny and being assaulted with hops, it might have been better to have this another time. Still very solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJJereme (377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a nice thick, off-white head, good lacing. Aromas of pine and lemon. Analogous flavors with an added layer of butterscotch and a warm touch of alcohol. Medium bodied with a bite at the mid-tongue. Nicely nuanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (5097) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2010
Bottle at SBWF. It poured a hazy golden liquid with a small white head. Very malty flavour with cockies, biscuits, grapefruit and grass. Lots of flavour and an aggresive bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1529) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On draft at Rattle N Hum in Manhattan. Pours a transparent orange. Lots of juicy citrus (especially mandarin) in this one, balancing nicely with very traditional caramel malts. Sessionable above all else... but lacking a bit of punch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8801) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Pours a hazy honey gold with a generous white, clingy head. Big aromas of tropical fruits and sweet juniper. Mouthwatering! Flavours of passionfruit, green mango, juniper give way eventually to sweet, slightly chewy toffee malts. Finish is bitter, but also a little spicy and tangy. What is it that elevates this beer among other west coast IPAs? Hard to put my finger on it, but this seems to strike a perfect balance for me between malt and hops with some beguiling character traits that win me over. Outstanding!


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