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RATINGS: 1439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Pours a nice amber-copper color with frothy head that dissipates quickly. Nose of grapefruit and other citrus, caramel and roasted malts, and slight floral notes. Flavor contains lots of nice lemon and grapefruit zest, slight herbal notes, and some sweet dark fruit and slight bready malts. Tons of great cascade bitterness, but hop complexity takes this one to another level. Medium bodied and a nice dry finish. Great Ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2008
A first rate IPA- lots of grapefruit, orange and resiny pine. Strong aroma and vibrant zesty flavor. If you like oodles of Cascade hops then this is the beer for you.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours a golden honey-like amber, with a solid stand of white head. Sweet floral aroma with plenty of sappy citrusy and piney hops. The flavor is also sweet and floral with a nicely balanced blend of mostly aromatic hops. Generally sweet, but with a mildly dry finish; very smooth. Medium, slightly syrupy body; moderate to moderately low carbonation. Super smooth and flavorful, medium strength IPA; a standout in a crowded field.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle 66cl.
Clear medium to dark orange color with a large, frothy, excellent lancing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (190508)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2008
12oz bottle. Attractive aroma of citrusy/sprucy hops and subdued malty caramel. There was also a whiff of mango. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was off white and reduced after about a minute to a lasting film. Some lace was left behind on the glass. medium bodied, delicately sweet and a little fruity with moderate hop bitterness of about 6 out of 10. Citrus fruits dominated the flavor with only a bit of caramel in the background. Good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Pours a clear amber with a big white head. Aroma of citrus & pine hops. Taste is also hoppy with more citrus and a moderate malt backing. Body is medium and finish is hoppy and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bp (788) - Queens, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Draft: pours a golden amber with a frothy white head, aroma of hops, citrus, pine, taste is very hoppy, some citrus, fairly full bodied and leaves a bitter finish. Nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 4, 2008
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a big yellowish head. Big nose of sweet orange, pine and light grass over light caramel. Citrusy flavor, grapefruit and orange, some grass and mild biscuit. Medium bodied and tasty as hell.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Medium amber color with pale white head. Slightly roasted, citrus flavor. Strong, full aroma of fruit. Good ipa but more malty than hoppy. Overall quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3313) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2008 Rerate; quickest rerate ever for me. Liked it the same; a bit more balanced than I first thought. Glad to be moving back to SD. (12 oz bottle; didn’t realize they had made it to Virginia; in Krogers too. Poured a copper color with a small to medium khaki head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine, with a touch of sweet caramel. Perhaps the flavor was a bit too one dimensional, but that one dimension was damn good. Assertive hop taste and bitternes; mostly pine and grapefruit. Caramel and sweet malt backbone was off and on, never too pronounced. Lingering after taste with a touch of stickiness in the back of the mouth. Great for the style. )


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