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RATINGS: 1698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our Big Eye IPA is a big hoppy brew, thanks to the abundance of American Columbus and Centennial varieties we use to flavor and dry hop. While the English originally added extra hops to preserve their beers for sea travel, we do it for the love of all that bold, intense flavor that makes India Pale Ale one of our favorite styles.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2833) - 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.

3.6
   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, Iíll 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7056) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronbr (162) - 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.

4.5
   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...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5477) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Normís, 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, itís 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3085) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2009
2009 Oregon Brewers Festival Ė 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1129) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3016) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle shared by Andrew at the NSSMNSLT. Pour was golden to slight amber, typical IPA head. The aroma was floral hops, some candy floral type elements. The flavor followed the aroma, pine and floral hops, perhaps a bit too strong for my preferences on the latter. The flavor also featured a residual sweetness that could have been cleaned up a bit. Nevertheless, I liked this brew, pretty easy drinker. Thanks!


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