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RATINGS: 1552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
22oz bottle from Hi Time, deep golden amber color, sitcky white foam. Big beautiful floral and tropical fruit nose, strikingly bitter flavor with a slight hint of malt. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2008
Pour is Redish-golden whith a white head.. The nose is hoppy as hell and if you close your eyes you see a huge field packed with full-flowering tulips in late summer. Mouthfeel is great and is a little creamy and sparkeling. Flavour is like a typical american IPA with a strong hoppy flavour with notes of flower and cashews together with a sweet bitterness. Great beer

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (2062) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Bottle. 7.0%. Best before 25.03.14. Pours a hazy yellow/golden with a big off-white/yellowish head. Good lacing. Nice citrus and pine hop aroma, a bit fruity and slightly candy-like. Flavour is fat hops with a bit of pine, light citrus, fruity and with a remote touch of liquorice. Mildly bitter finish with a lingering light liquorice note, a mild alcohol burn and a bit of grass. Overall pretty good, but a wee bit cloying. 28.10.13.

Old rating: 8/4/8/4/14 = 3.8
Bottle. Pours a clear, golden amber with a big, fluffy off-white head/yellowish head. A bit of lacing. Heavy, dusty citrus hop aroma. Nice, but a bit too heavy. Still, very good. Flavour is sweet and cheesy hops. Has an oily feeling to it. Bitter finish with liquorice notes. Heavy as the aroma. 28-07-08.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
Botella. Rating # 4000. Thanks a lot to NosirIwont. Bit unclear oranger-amber colour, medium white head leaving a great long lasting cob web lacing. Sweet piney profound hoppy aroma. Great mouthfeel. Very pleasant flavour of pine and ripe fruits with lots of hops, some caramel and toasty malt. Dry bitter hoppy long lasting finish. Great tasting IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1015) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Thick and creamy beer with good hops, very grassy and citrusy. Enough hops to satisfy even me

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bomber shared by theisti. Pours a pretty golden-orange with a creamy off-white head and nice lacing. The nose is of lightly toasty caramel malt with piny and lightly fruity hops in support. Light to medium-bodied and lightly grainy with a dry, bitter finish. Hop forward with a piny, fruity front, caramel malt attempts to balance out the flavor profile. This is not what I’d call a particularly well balanced IPA, but it’s pretty good, nevertheless. Thanks again for sharing this with me, Tim.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2011 Originally rated 2.2. Rerate: Draft at Beer Run. Pours clear golden with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spicy and floral hop notes with a fruity finish. The taste is bitter earthy hops, toasted malts and caramel. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2008
22 oz. pours copper with off white head. aroma of citrus and pine hop assault. mouthful is malty with caramel fruit. clean hop finnish. very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3404) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2008
22 oz bottle purchased at Metcalf Discount Liquors on 91st Street in Overland Park, KS. Pour is orange ruby with a 2 inch off white head. Really thick pretty lacing. This beer was very pretty in my tulip glass. Aroma is piney hoppiness and some bright citrus hops. Oranges, kiwi, lemons, and a touch of grapefruit. No malt detected. Nice nose. Taste is earthy, mineral, piney hoppiness and a decent citrus blast. Really no malt to speak of, but this beer is about the hops. Palate is thin to medium. Drinkable and flavorful. Its nice to have a hop bomb like this locally available for when I am in the mood for this sort of thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1919) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Quite a good IPA here. Pours a deep orange-amber into the glass, with a small cap that diminishes to a thin ring, leaving nice soapy lace. A large amount of citrus and pine comes through in the floral bouquet. The flavors, impeccably balanced, weave a blend of soft caramel malt, citrus and rind zest, some grapefruit and moderately peppering bitters. The finish lasts nicely, bringing back grapefruit and zest, closing with lingering pine resin. Everything about this brew is refreshing and clean. The mouthfeel is crisp and quaffable, with well-integrated carbonation levels. Very fine example of the style, and I’m so glad I picked up a case to enjoy for some time to come. Superb.


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