Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 1649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Nice surprise on this one. Huge grapefruit and orange flavor with some pine hops. Lightly bitter, with lots of caramel malts to balance. Nicely dry finish that lingered for a while. Not the most bitter IPA out there. Medium bodied and medium carboantion. Very drinkable. Strong aroma similar to the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2585) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle at GBBF 2009. Copper coloured pour with decent white head. Hoppy aroma. Lingering bitterness, citrus fruit, hoppy, dry, refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Nice to see a bomber for $3.99, oh well, so it is not Sculpin, I’ll live (by the way, why is that so rare, just replace this stuff with that). Pours with a large off-white head over a golden hay body. Aroma is strong with citrus, orange blossom, lightly herbal hops, tea notes, caramel, toffee and melon. Taste is aggressively spicy and herbal hops, with a tea like aspect, a bit of rotten melon, and some toffee. Medium carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 7, 2009
On tap at Rattle N Hum
Appearance: clear , straight amber shade , mid white top.
Nose: blend of hops with sweet sugary malts , refreshing and clean. 6+
Flavor/Palate : mid full bodied. Edge and hop bitter top present , malt bit underpowered here. Filling body with some citric front and leafy top. American styled bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronbr (144) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 On tap at the Rose and Crown in Palo Alto. Pours a nice orange copper, not much aroma. Tastes like a good IPA, I have no real complaints.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Copper pour...Nice hop aroma, floral and citrus notes...grapefruit...Medium body...Light carbonation...Hop flavor up front...Long hop palate with a malty finish in the end...very mild bitterness lingers...Delicious...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5085) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 8/4/09

Aroma: Big citrus, a bit of pine, some caramel. mostly the citrus hops
Appearance: Clearish orange-amber color, half inch of off white (almost tan) head, decent amount of lacing
Flavor: Bit more balanced then the nose, citrus/pine hops, with a nice caramel malt backing too
Palate: Medium body, nice mouthfeel, a bit oily, drinks really nicely
Overall Impression: This is a pretty tasty IPA, it’s not out there really, standard IPA flavors, but it is nicely done, and hits on most of the notes I look for in a IPA. Maybe not the bitterness level of some other IPAs (definitely well balanced), but a nice example for sure. Well done here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Piney hops dominate the aroma, giving way to caramel malts. The appearance, true to its style, is orange/amber, white head. The flavor is even nicer than the aroma, a blast of citrus, lemon, toffee, caramel. Good hoppiness, good malt backbone for balance. The finish, predictably, is a hop bittering, mainly of the grapefruit type, very nice. Nothing outstanding in the IPA style, but a solid brew which does credit to its makers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2009
2009 Oregon Brewers Festival – Portland, OR
Aroma: Nice malt aroma sweet with a good amount of hops in the nose.
Appearance: Golden in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor: Big IPA flavor the hops where fresh. Big spice and bitter flavors.
Palate: Dry IPA Finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: Nice Big IPA this was a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1062) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2009
At OBF, something about San Diego IPAs. maybe the fish oil, which doesnt enter into this flavor, resiny not fishy. slight palate thickness. good candidate for my 100th IPA review!

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