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RATINGS: 1437   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2008
12 oz bottle pours clear orange with a two finger off white head. Aroma of citrusy hops. Flavor starts sweet then quickly becomes bitter. Nicely balanced IPA not overly bitter or overly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Bomber. Pours a crystal clear amber with one finger white head. Nose is citrus and floral hops. Palate is tangerine, grapefruit rind and caramel malt background, with a nice resin bite in the finish. Tastes like an IIPA - big hoppy taste. Medium mouth feel and nice lacing. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweet malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of grapefruit and citrus. Dry hoppy bitter finish with a nice long hoppy bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Tasted at Ballast Point brewery and homebrew shop in San Diego, CA--Light copper orange body with a wispy, swirly white head. Fruity and spicy hops profile in nose. Tangy, spicy, Centennial and Columbus hops. Clean, stinging, bitter finish. Great representation of WC/SD-style IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
Dark orange-golden with a huge, nice, creamy head. The aroma has notes of citrus, papaya and mango. The flavour has a light and pleasant sweetness, notes of citrus, oranges, caramel and a nice, light grassy bitterness. In no way extreme - but incredibly charming and nice, I really like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fg8080 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bomber. pours a clean orange amber Taste of caramel, citrusy fuit, hops and has a slight toastyness to it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Pours dark copper and clear, no chill haze. A white head developed to a peak of a quater inch, and retreated fairly quick to reveal some light lacework and whisps on the surface. Aromatics are filled with citrusy and tropical fruits. Tangerine, peach, and grapefruit atop a crisp, light malt accent. The nose continues with pear skins and pine resin. Mouthfeel is crisp and snappy, with lingering bitterness. The pallet is juicy and hoppy with a mild alcohol note. Citrus fruits with marmalade and grape jam fill the lupulin bill, with a drying, crisp, refreshing quality. Finishes with a smooth, lingering bitterness and additional hop resin. While the aromatics or flavors of the hopping aren’t blastingly pungent, Big eye gets high marks for drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pforei (338) - USA - APR 25, 2008
Clear amber with good sized egg shell head. Lacings left around the glass. Hoppy aroma of pine and some citrus and perfume. Caramel malt apparent upon tasting. But the centennial hops are the standout. Very sweet. Medium bodied with bitter astringent finish. Straightforward. Could use more variety in the selection of hops and malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2008
12oz. brown bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a clear dark gold with a thin fine bubbled white head. Fruity/piney hop aroma with some berry. Aggressive hop bitterness balanced with plenty of malt. Some caramel. Long dry hoppy finish. A really solid IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Bomber pours out crystal clear copper with light tan head and decent lacing. Great aroma with grapefruit juices, orange peel and a hint of sugary malts. The flavor begins big with fresh grapefruit hops and some pin hops followed by mild malt sweetness to cut and balance the bitterness somewhat. Toward midway and to the finish grapefruit juice becomes the dominant flavor with shinning citrus bitterness. Very nice IPA.


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