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RATINGS: 1712   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Hazy golden-light amber with sustained white head. Grassy lemon hop nose. toasted malts, citrus. medium body Bitter grassy finish. I’d drink it all the time if it were a little cheaper and available in 12 packs in my area. very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattShizzle (597) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Darker amber color typical of IPA’s - though slightly cloudy. Fairly hoppy aroma. Quite hoppy - hops are well balanced with malt.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours an ambeer yellow color with a small white head and good lacing. Aromas are pure floral hops. The taste is pretty one dimensional but who cares?! It’s all hops, bitter and refreshing. There’s a decent malt backbone but it’s overshadowed by the citrus bitter hops. Excellent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Aroma of very fresh hops. Cascade, nugget. Bitter bite, all hops. One dimensional but good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Powder_Beer (11) - Durango, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2010
golden amber color with a citrusy aroma. The initial taste is a little bitter, but it finishes smooth and tart. Its a full/ wet taste with a nice white head that laces throughout. The mouthfeel is wet. This is a full, smooth beer...this is what IPA’s are all about!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3006) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. I get a grainy, caramel aroma, which leads me to believe this is an old bottle. Taste is slightly spicy citrus hops, nice caramel notes and very smooth. Good balance with the hops. I would really like to try a fresh one as this is a tasty brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Poured a deep rich but clear orange, with about a finger’s worth of foam with sticky white lacing. Aroma is very much like sweet bread dough. The taste is very heavy on floral hops, though there is a very full sweet malty backbone. The floral and sweet bread like flavors combine perfectly in this beer to make it very well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1549) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. Different label than that in the picture. Pours a clear amber/rust color with a THICK and creamy sandy head that leaves webs of lace behind. The aroma features grapefruits, Mandarin oranges, citrus rinds, pine trees, caramel, a touch of pepper, and some rye in the background. Medium-bodied and smooth on the way down. The taste starts with a quick bit of caramel. A biscuity middle. Loads of bitter and drying juicy grapefruits and citrus rinds. A little spicy at the end. Just a tad harsh. Fairly crisp. Another excellent west coast IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Poured a 12oz bottle into an oversized wine glass.

APPEARANCE: Fairly clear, bright orange color bordering on blood red. Two-finger, eggshell, frothy head. Good retention and lacing.

AROMA: Typical citrus west coast scent, but not quite as potent. Grapefruit and strawberry are noticeable and a "dry flower" note like potpourri.

TASTE: Very robust IPA with strong hop flavor. It’s very bitter across the tongue while it’s in the mouth. Finishes with fruit cocktail of grapefruit, strawberry and slight pineapple sweetness. There’s only a touch of caramel maltiness here, which is fine. Tasty, but not very complex.

MOUTHFEEL: tad thin for fairly big IPA. Hops linger for only a moment and vanish so there’s not an annonying drying effect at all.

DRINKABILITY: Definitely a palatable beer. Not as obnoxiously dry as many west coast IPAs tend to be. Goes down smooth. Doesn’t sit heavy in the stomach.

OVERALL: Very good IPA. Probably could’ve been great had it been a bit more complex. I really dug that strawberry and pineapple sweetness. Also enjoyed the fact it wasn’t like a liquid desert in my mouth either. Definitely recommended!

NOTE: Watch the video version of this review at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JnqSlkOQZs

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2010
This was delish! Started with really nice floral hoppy aroma. Poured a light copper color with a light white head that lasted to the bottom of the glass. Nice gentle carbonation.Nice hoppy flavor arrests your palate, with a nice blanket covering type mouthfeel! The after taste is a nice bittered hop. I want more of this beer in my fridge!


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