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RATINGS: 1373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
12oz. First point of business, this one gets a 3/10 for marketing. See Bell’s Two Hearted for a beer that pulls off the whole fish thing. With that out of the way, I poured this beer to a clear copper/amber body with a quickly fading white head. First sniff was a vodka sour (where the sour mix has a healthy dose of OJ) but it fades pretty quickly. Body is malty IPA and not a whole lot else. Finish may be the best part, it lingers awhile and I get a slight spearmint garnish. Just a garnish, mind you, no mint-infused syrup here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 Clear dark amber pour with fluffy off-white head. Piney hops on the nose. With caramel malts and fresh fruity hops you cant go wrong.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2008
BOTTLE: clear golden color with nice beige head. Aroma is strong piny hops. Flavor has a nice bite in the bitterness along with strong hop flavor and a very long dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Pours a deep orange-amber with white head, which dissipates into a thin film. Big nose of citrus, pine, and flowers. Flavor is a lot of hops, with a decent amount of toffee and caramel malt, some spice. Mouthfeel is medium. Perfect for hop heads like me and the dude.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2008
Pale copperbrown coloured beer. Light brown head. Some hints of orange and hops in the nose. Soft and balanced sweet and malty taste. Strong hoppiness in the end. Also some hints of barleywine and lemon in the nose.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2008
bottle poured a light amber in color with a thin light tan head that fell quickly. aroma has citrus floral hops, light grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, and light alcohol. body is medium light with average carbonation. flavor has plenty of resinous citrus malt and a fairly good dose of malt to stand up to it. nice sweet balance to the citrus fruits and finishes with some bitterness and a pleasing texture. very nice west coast ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bomber. Pours a deep, filtered, copper golden color with a normal sized white head. Aroma is citrusy, floral, familiar Centennial hops though the intensity is moderately low. I don’t know how fresh this bottle is but it’s certainly lacking a bit in the aroma. Taste is fruity, citrusy, lightly bitter and substantially watery. A run of the mill IPA. I could certainly drink a lot of this but it does not stand out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Like the bottle so I picked it up. Pours out a clear light copper color with a small to moderate white head. Aroma of citrus and some sweet malts. Flavor is nicely balanced, pine and citrus hop come through with some nicely balanced malts. Very drinkable, and rather solid, even better that I can now find it at a store within walking distance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Bottle. Quit large creamy like off-white and very lasting head. Good display of lacework. Somewhat clear amber color. Aroma of lovely grapefruit, pine, citrus, floral notes as well. Over the palace came mild fruity and malty notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with light sweetness. Dry and floral grapy like lingering finish. Very nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (1867) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Nice aroma of hops and hops and hops. Nice mouthfeel and flavor, with that awesome finish of grapefruit pulp. Very smooth and drinkable.


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