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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 1, 2009
22 oz. Pours a light copper with medium white head. Nice floral aroma citrus, pine. Hops dominate here. Nice and bitter well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Soild IPA. Pours hazy copper with a thin head. Aroma of citrus and a little pine. Nice malt balance, but the hops dominate. Good IPA. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
On tap at the brewery in San Diego. Pours a crystal clear, pale golden body with a thinner, creamy white head that has a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is pretty straightforward citrus with mostly sweeter tangerines and oranges. Some nice caramels as well. Smells well balanced. Flavor is similar. Well balanced and enjoyable. Sweet piney citrus and a light, but balancing caramel. Finishes dry and goes down easy with a relatively light body. Overall, a very straightforward, but tasty and well balanced IPA. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Pine needles, tangerine juice, and maybe something illegal from college on the nose. Pungent but not out of line. Malt and Hops are absolutely hand in hand over the tongue. Balance, balance, balance. Tough to find in a West Coast IPA I say. Dry finish is not chalky or herbaceous, but clean with a lingering sweet-spicy fade. Amazing flavor for such a low abv. 93

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
On tap @ Shady McGrady’s. Pours a slightly hazed amber color with a lacing white head. A good hop/citrus balance on both the nose and body. Crisp finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 21, 2009
Thanks to ghawener. Wow great IPA!! Congratulations Ballast Point will visit you on my trip to SD in August. Perfect usage of hops, easy drinking and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle! Pours copper with a rocky cream head. Aroma is big fruit - mostly grapefruit and lemon - and sweet malt way in the background. Tastes strongly of candied citrus peel with little malt backbone. Big and unique hops taste, but a little unbalanced for me. Very refreshing and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (1031) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Hazy copper with dense off-white head. Great aroma, malt and hops come through. Dry hop bitterness, flavor is a bit astringent. Malt is apparent on the back of the tongue. Nice IPA; well balanced between hop flavor, bitterness and malt.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MinetoKuroda (12) - Nihombashi Chuo-ku, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2009
On tap.This is really Migoto na IPA. I find it’s carefully brewed in every process and every minutes. Lively, Smooth and round. It’s like I’m diving and drinking under the clear sea with having good water pressure. Very Oishi!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 Tap at Thrashzone. Big round fruitiness. Mellow flavor and mouth feel, with a bit of candy or bubble gum, citrus and other fruits. Complex and lovely with a big flavor and great balance.


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