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RATINGS: 1583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2260) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Bronze in color with a nice head. Citrus, lemon, malty, floral aroma. Very balanced flavor. Citrus, floral, pine, grapefruit, light lemon, and some caramel. Medium bodied. Thoroughly refreshing. THis is a mighty fine IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle at the Padres game. Pours a deep gold. Nose is floral hops. Taste is full of pale malt with a good hop backing. A little backwards then most ipas but a cool change. Mouth is chewy with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1604) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of peach, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Every bit as good as I had remembered; big bitter grapefruit hop flavor. Just outstanding. You don’t typically find flavor this big in a single IPA. At 6% you get most of the big hop flavor of a DIPA without the high alcohol. This is, to date, my favorite IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love (1031) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Orange with a dense snow white head. Sweet caramel mildly hoppy and underwhelming. I hope the tap lines where dirty other wise I really couldn’t see buying this again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1558) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2009
Clear copper appearance with a fairly large, creamy, beige head and good lacing. Sharp citrus hop aroma almost overwhelmes a mild, sweet malt underpinning. Taste developes more citrus fruit flavors with some floral notes in the aftertaste. Decent malt backbone adds balance. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finish. Really do like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 rating 300. On tap at the San Diego Beer Party. Wow this is great! A fantasticly balanced IPA. Not too heavy and not overly hoppy, but still with a fair bite. I ended up having a few pints of this, rather than get in to some of the other beers available. Up there with the green flash as best IPA imho

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle Pours a hazy golden with a huge off white frothy head. The head seems to diminish rather quickly. The aroma is citrus hops, and some orange peel. The aroma is pleasing while I wait for the head to disapate. Has a good carbination. A fairly good mouthfeel. The flavor is hoppy with a touch of fruity sweetness. A little differnt but good. Has a light body and a watery ot oily texture. Has a pretty good finish. Not as bitter as many but still pleasing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2009
Glorious dark copper color with thin micro-bubble head that retains well. Nose is sharp/prickly citrus, maybe orange peel or tangerine. Enticing nose for sure. On the palate is a notable (pleasant) black Darjeeling Tea taste from the malt sweetness with an ESB-like quality to the ale. This is very clean, refreshing, with most of the hop character towards the end. Creamy characteristic across the palate. The nice head probably enhances this (good foam onto the palate at first, especially). More body than expected. Finish is firm and somewhat dry with a smooth chalky, tea-like sweetness with hop dryness. Very satisfying! One of my favorite and more unique IPA’s. Worth seeking out!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 20, 2009
Pours golden amber with little head. Smells of astrigent hops. Not bad, but undesirable aroma. Tastes like nose and is hoppy and decent, but not great. Probably won’t buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle - piney, resiney, fruity. Nice sweet and bitter balance. Citrus, grapefruit-like flavors. Very nice presentation with light-head and reddish color. Above-average IPA.

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