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RATINGS: 1698   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 Bottle. Pours a darker golden color with a big fluffy slightly off white head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy but the hops presence is more of a citrus variety then pine. The taste is more malty than I thought it would be but it does have a nice hops character to it. Nice lace left on the glass. Lingering bitterness with a touch of sweetness. Very easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13165) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2010
bottle. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average ceeamy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2010
12oz KC bottle. Pours a nice copper-bronze color with a huge, foamy khaki head that takes forever to settle...itís like meringue. Stringy lacing. Kinda muted aroma but what escapes the head is sweeter west coast hops. Nice lighter flavor that is well balanced with the bitterness and malt. Nice to have a west coast IPA that is not knock-down drag out bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Poured an orange amber hue with a white head that had good retention and great lace. Aroma was had a rich pine hop presence, nice caramel malts, and some citrus. Flavor was well balanced assertive hops and sweet malts. Finish was smooth and not dry. A good IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2010
The aroma is pretty typical for an IPA. Itís got plenty of caramel malt, citrus and pine hops, and a touch of biscuits. The appearance is amber with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer and even though itís not exceptional for the style it is very solid and excels and appearance and mouth feel. Recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of Mario etc. Thanks, guys! Pours a bright, golden-orange color with brilliant clarity; light effervescence; medium-bubbled off-white head with solid retention and lacing; bright and shiny. Significant amount of poignant citrus and herbal hops (plenty of grapefruit rind), with a fairly minimal malt core: nicely dry, some hints of tea, but generally stripped of sweetness; solid, flawless nose, very much in the West Coast IPA style. Medium body; moderate carbonation; no overt alcohol here, just a modestly warming, slight vinous character at the core (rounded); lots of citrus / grapefruit hop flavor and bitterness, with a slightly herbal quality, even some floral notes; lots of bitterness, sans astringency; a mild tea-like, lightly toasty candied malt core that just pokes its head up, just enough to keep things on coarse; some mild fruitiness throughout, but generally very, very dry and slim. Lasting finish of a lingering citrus bitterness and toasty notes; nicely dry, with a hint of a metallic note at the far end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (4022) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
On tap at Rivertowne North Shore. Decent hoppy aroma, a bit stale. Light floral and fruity character. Mild caramel sweetness. A touch of spicy hop character. Clear amber body with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts sweet with caramel and brown sugar. Neutral fruity hop character. Some oxidation notes, caramelized sugar tang. Hop bitterness in finish with mild astringency. Decent IPA but a little unbalanced, too sweet up front and harsh bitter after.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
snuffla (158) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2010
Ar - Faint hint of oranges, and lots of caramel. Ap - Brone shot thru with golden highlights. Nice. T - Big, malty, caramel with more orange. m - Nice, clean for a beer that threatens thick on the nose. Overall - American IPA, no more no less. Little underwhelmed with this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle, picked up from CBX. Poured a pretty amberish gold with not much of a head to speak of, just a thin blanket of white foam. Aroma was a fantastic punch of citrusy hops. Super fresh, resiny goodness. Just enough malty sweetness to give it that candied hop aroma. Flavors held up nicely to the aroma. Obvious citrusy hop flavors up front with a pleasing and expected bitter finish. Perfectly balanced, semi-sweet hop flavors balanced nicely with the bitter finish. Wish I would have bought more!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2081) - 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


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