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RATINGS: 1530   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 updated 4/10/09: bomber, $4.99. Pours light gold-orange, with medium head. Soapy aroma, with strong floral and piney notes. Palate is crisp, with lingering finish. Flavors of sweet tangerine, orange marmalade, and grapefruit are most prominent. Overall, this beer is perfectly tasty, a very soapy-sweet rendition.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2008
On tap at Chandler Whole Foods with cascade hops. Pours a light golden color with a respectable white head. Loaded with hops in the aroma and flavor. Faint citrus and malt. Perfect for pairing with bar food.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Special keg dry hopped with amarillo hops @ Chandler Whole Foods. Pours a nice hazy golden color with a decent white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, pine, and malt. Flavor is big citrusy hoppy bitter goodness. The regular version of this is a good IPA, but the dry hopped version was fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ahalloin (54) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Glowing golden color with two-finger width head that slowly recedes back into the beer or clings to the side of the glass. Pillowy head made up of small fluffy bubbles. Aroma is strong (I could smell it well while I was pouring) Initially I got whiffs of caramel, pine, and some citrus. Upon a deeper inhalation, a floral bouquet became apparent with a lighter piny aroma and some notes of tropic fruit, grapefruit and kiwi. The mouthfeel is larger than I expected as the hoppiness dominates my mouth. The flavor is complex yet satisfying! I can best describe it as a light toffee and caramel core with a citrus and pine hoppy perimeter. This is one of my favorite IPAs!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Brewed in the USA !!! (KSBF) Pours a orange color with a sm white head. The aroma of citrus and hops. The taste is of grapefruit, pine needles, and fruits. Overall this ipa was pretty good !!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Awesome tropical fruit aroma. Mango and starfruit. Good flavor, more tropical fruits. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Not scorchingly hoppy. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sampled from 22-oz bomber during Surly D-Day. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of citrus zest, a touch of grapefruit, light caramel and multi-grain malt with a hint of tropical fruit. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of multi-grain malt, citrus zest, a touch of grass and some pine. Finish is semi-dry with a lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4207) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Thanks southbay. Pours a reddish copper amber with a creamy yellowish one finger head. The nose is piny, citrusy, grapefruit rind, sweet, malty, lightly earthy. The flavor is earthy, malty, piny/herbal hop grapefruit rind bitterness. The palate is waxy and has a pretty dominate bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2008
Bottled (6.0%)@Konttori, Tampere. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is grass, some mild fruityness as well as mildly bready. Flavour is licorice, bigtime grass, some spices and mild fruityness. Big grassy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13239) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2008
(Bottled ABV 6,0%, 650 ml). Clear amber color, small off-white head. Rye bready-hoppy, slightly yeasty aroma. Medium-bodied. Rye bready, strong hoppyness with hints of licorice. Pale malty backbone. Solid, although simple IPA.


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