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RATINGS: 1479   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2008
Pale copperbrown coloured beer. Light brown head. Some hints of orange and hops in the nose. Soft and balanced sweet and malty taste. Strong hoppiness in the end. Also some hints of barleywine and lemon in the nose.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1999) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2008
bottle poured a light amber in color with a thin light tan head that fell quickly. aroma has citrus floral hops, light grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, and light alcohol. body is medium light with average carbonation. flavor has plenty of resinous citrus malt and a fairly good dose of malt to stand up to it. nice sweet balance to the citrus fruits and finishes with some bitterness and a pleasing texture. very nice west coast ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bomber. Pours a deep, filtered, copper golden color with a normal sized white head. Aroma is citrusy, floral, familiar Centennial hops though the intensity is moderately low. I don’t know how fresh this bottle is but it’s certainly lacking a bit in the aroma. Taste is fruity, citrusy, lightly bitter and substantially watery. A run of the mill IPA. I could certainly drink a lot of this but it does not stand out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2527) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Like the bottle so I picked it up. Pours out a clear light copper color with a small to moderate white head. Aroma of citrus and some sweet malts. Flavor is nicely balanced, pine and citrus hop come through with some nicely balanced malts. Very drinkable, and rather solid, even better that I can now find it at a store within walking distance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Bottle. Quit large creamy like off-white and very lasting head. Good display of lacework. Somewhat clear amber color. Aroma of lovely grapefruit, pine, citrus, floral notes as well. Over the palace came mild fruity and malty notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with light sweetness. Dry and floral grapy like lingering finish. Very nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (1942) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Nice aroma of hops and hops and hops. Nice mouthfeel and flavor, with that awesome finish of grapefruit pulp. Very smooth and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2008
great aroma of sweet orange citrus ... smooth start .... full mouthfeel ... finish is where it hits you, orange rinds and pine resin with a lingering bitter after ... this beer is awesome

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3213) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
Big nose of american hops, hence the huge aroma of lemon, and grapefruit, with some pine in there. Flavour is dominated by the hops, not much of a malt base in here, just a hop monster of an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3417) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
From a 22 oz bottle, this poured a slightly cloudy orange to amber with a light yellow head and good lacing rings. Nose of citrus hops, and light malts. Very smooth and slick mouthfeel. Flavor is strongly of floral and citrus hops, and there is long nicely bitter finish. An excellent IPA;

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2641) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2008
12oz. bottle. Hoppy, fruity aroma, citric and fresh with notes of grapefruit, pineapple and a bit of toasted caramel maltiness as counterpoint. Clear deep golden color with a lasting, fine, white head. Flavor is very hop-oriented, these contributing a good deal of resinous, juicy citrus and sharp bitterness throughout, but again seeing a touch of toasted, honeyish malt here and there to provide sweetness and balance. Finishes dry and clean, with a lingering bitter hop tang. Mouthfeel is oily, sharp and moderately effervescent, body is medium. A sure bet to satisfy one’s hop fix. Single-hopped with Centennial, I understand.


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