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RATINGS: 1415   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle at Mondiale 2008. Some citrus aroma and citrus taste. A good American IPA, but also another American IPA. Lacey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2008
Bière #7 au Mondial 08 (28/5/08), bouteille. Ambrée claire, peu de collet. Arome d’houblon un peu amère avec des notes de pêches et d’agrume. Goût bien amère, zeste d’agrume bien houblonné. Un très bon IPA!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2008
bomber, poured a perfect golden orange julius head, nose of malty citrus, flavors run from bready malts, citrus and sweet toffees, has a fine balance of body and nice bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown/orange with a white head that leaves pretty lacing on the glass. Aroma is strongly of piney hops, also some grapefruit and citrus hops. The flavor is lots of citrus and a bitter finish. Heavy, rich mouthfeel. Very similar to Green Flash West Coast IPA. Quite enjoyable!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Pretty great IPA. Nice hoppy flavor. Fruity aroma and slightly citrusy hop flavor Really enjoyable. I don’t even like fishing, but I can see myself on a boat on the middle of a lake catching a big eye trout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapez (1511) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle 0.65 l. Bought Bjergtrolden Roskilde. Unclear golden amber colour with medium white head. Very fruity hops aroma. Bitter taste filled with hops - very dry. Grapefruit. Soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of citrus (largely grapefruit), floral hops. Flavor more of the same. Good malt presence, but still very drinkable. This is splitting hairs, but at times the citrus/grapefruit/floral hoppiness just sort of blended together into general semi-bitter, semi-flavorful hoppiness without taking a side nor a distinct profile. That said, still very, very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2342) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
On tap at Capones with Stgosaurus. Piney citrus hop aroma with pretty much the same in the taste. Suprisingly smooth and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
On draft @ Capones with Mad_indian. Pours a light clear amber with an average size off-white head. Aroma of citus, caramel, and some pine. The flavor is citrusy, caramel, and a good amount of hoppy bitterness. A little thin, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2008
Clear, sparkling amber with an aptly sized, creamy white head that clings firmly to the sides of the glass. At first sniff, the aroma brought me back to the smell of sitting in a cabin on a Baltic sea ferry, the smell of citrus disinfectant, sweat, musk and engine fumes. But further investigation brings it back in line with your ’run of the mill’ American IPA, really sweet hoppiness, loads of perfume and an earthy untercurrent which I can’t figure out whether comes from hops of malt (or both). The body is full and slick, the bitterness is reasonably smooth, but strong at the same time. Thje flavour shows more of that disinfectant citrus, and its really starting to put me off. Undertones of toffee and bush honey. Finish is disinfectant, and solvent alcohol, and bitterness , and a little bit of good. A few faults, but I still enjoyed it.


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