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RATINGS: 1489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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If you have fallen for the IPA style like we have, Big Eye will be a welcome addition to your repertoire. You’ll revel in Big Eye’s bitter, hoppy flavor thanks to the American Columbus and Centennial hops that are used to flavor and dry hop our flagship IPA. We thank our hops every day that the English loved their bitters—or else the IPA style may not have been born to help the beer survive the journey from Cape Hope to India back in the 18th century.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Style and Glass: IPA, tulip ABV, Volume & Calories: 6% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 300C Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $5.09 Aroma: nice citrus aroma is inviting and smells of resin. Pine and grapefruit. Visuals: Fish motif isn’t my favorite, but they make great beer. A red and amber party in a tulip bulb. Brilliant with a long lasting thin white head. Lacing is remarkable and sticky. Taste: Very well balanced in sweetness and bitterness. Lots of orange and lime notes. A bit sour, and a nice warm finish. Quiet and delicious. A very nice classic IPA. Palate: Starts very smooth, quickly dries and puckers, a bit sour, with a terricloth finish that is mostly pine and citrus. Overall: Delicious, affordable, and all the flavors that an IPA lover expects. No surprises, but no disappointments. I’ll have it again. Source: BeerCritic from http://beercritic.wordpress.com/ retrieved on Fri Jan 23 2009 23:44:28 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Thanks to Lagunitasfan for this bomber. Pours clear oragish copper with white head that has nice lacing. Aroma is hops, citrus, pine, caramel malts and some sugar. Flavor is malty with hops, citrus, and pine. Palate is medium. Finishes sweet and syrupy which is not a good thing. Enjoyable IPA but not a favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1337) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet candy sugar, melons and pine.

The flavor is biscuity malts and sweet melon with piney peppery hops that have a decent amount of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, a fine IPA. I got excited by the all Centennial, but this wasn’t nearly as good as Two-Hearted. It is still solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3214) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
deep honey to light amber color with a thick foamy white head and thick soapy lacing. very floral and earthy aroma of pineapple and subtle spice. flavor is malty and pineapple up front followed by aggressive grapefruit with a dry finish. mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and thick but an outstanding ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is semi-sweet, pine, citrus. Clear orange-amber body, thin off-white head that leaves distinct lacing. Flavor is bittersweet tangerine and grapefruit, with a powerful bitter finish. Pleasant, but a touch overrated.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Pours a rustic orange amber with a mildly heavy head... Smells of light pine infused with a musty citrus hint.. The initial hit to the palate is steeped in exemplary centennial hops that conjure up memories of a hearty dark ale without the cemented foundation.. The aftertaste leaves a caramel flavoring of maltiness with desperate earth tones trying to promote themselves. bottom line, this is a full bodied IPA with little left to the imagination. Every taste of citrus and caramel is front and center.. Goes great with a nice Maduro leaf cigar. A little aggressive but not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2009
What a nice surprise to find this in Asheville. Bottle pours a clear copper/orange with a lush ecru head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, caramel, and pine. Hop oils noted on the palate. Assertive citrusy hop bitterness is really well done. Toasty caramel malt backbone stands up well and results in a supremely well balanced American IPA. Lots of grapefruity hops in the finish and aftertaste. This one is underrated!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4697) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2009
12oz bottle. Murky brown orange color. Malty sweet aroma. Full of hop citrus hop flavor, with a solid toasty malt bill to back it up. This is really quite an excellent IPA, not overbearing in alcohol, excellent cool and crisp aftertaste. Well balanced, lots of hop and malt character. Great IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Reviewed 1/1/2009 (bottle): Pours a clear golden amber color body with a huge foamy whitish head, big bubbles and good lacing. Piney citrusy aroma, lemon. Some bitter dryness. Hoppy bitter maltiness. Watery palate, a little bitter. Some biter maltiness. Goes okay with buffalo chicken.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1224) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Last of a six pack, drank the other beers 6-12 months ago. Orange, copper color, a little hazy. Small, cream colored head. Nose is pine, honey, and both a little citrus and a little earthiness. An initial taste of biscuty maltiness up front, followed by a rush of resinous pine, pretty strong, but not harsh, bitterness, some perfumy flavors and hints of curaco liquor. The hops flavor is a tad one-dimensonal and boring, making this a nice beer, but not one that I will yearn for.


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