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RATINGS: 1422   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Amber Color with White Bubbly Skin. Piney Aroma Along With a Wonderful Fresh Green Hop Nose. Light to Medium Mouthfeel. Subtle Sweet Malt Foundation, A Wonderfully Nice Heavy Presence of Fresh ’Green’ Hops...Light Citrus Notes...A Very Nice Balance for a Heavy Hop Presence...The Malt is Detectable Even in the Aftertaste. IPA’s Aren’t My Preferred Style but I Can’t Deny How Well Brewed This Beer Is. Very Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2329) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2007
12 oz bottle pours a clear light orange gold color with a thick white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is classic west coast piney IPA. Citrus and caramel malts also present in the aroma. Taste is west coast piney with citrus and apricot hints and a caramel malty finish. Excellent !! Could drink this everyday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2007
22 oz bomber. Pours dark amber. Nice aroma... dry hops a hint of malt and a hint of floral aromas and citrus. Nice amount of hops on the palate but not too overpowering. Pleasant IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1490) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Clear and bright orange pour. A lovely and clean lavendar aroma. Eventual passing notes of orange blossoms and light toffee malts. Tastes like the air just after the rain in wildflower field. Fresh, lucid, and peaceful. Layers of leafy bitterness and dried citrus fruits. Palate rings refreshingly with a soft resonant finish. Balanced and professional, almost faultless. A dulcet tone within the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2007
bottle- darkish amber color, malty, sugary scent, some caramel, initial bitterness, but really strong malt background. Pretty good, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Growler from Ballast Point, excellent aroma, excellent tasste, could use a tad more alcohol but overall a quality brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours a pulpy-hazy orange body with a bubbly white head. Smells piney and yeasty with sharp fruit notes including pear, apricot, and pineapple. The flavour is quite sharp, fairly "big", with alcohol notes and chewy pineapple hops. Pretty solid but VERY bitter, limiting it’s drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 [267-20070413] 1pt6floz (c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, jerc, mds, tupalev). Sweet and fresh citrus hoppy aroma has light pineapple fruit and navel oranges dancing around. Hazy, orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Sweet navel orange hops delays sweetening the bitter aftertaste. Medium bitter body. Wonderfully blended, super hoppy is awesome. (8/4/8/4/17) 4.1

[5244B-20130420] Tap. Mild evergreen needle hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. More resiny pine sap hops in the flavour with a bit of a cardboard dry finish. Medium-full body. Interesting to try. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 25, 2007
Thanks to realale420 for this bottle. Nice clear copper color with big crown. The hops are there and more on the nose. Also can tell it was going to have a little nice touch of sweetness to it. Flavor was just as the nose let on. Big and hoppy with a balance of malt that led back to a great hoppy finish. Great IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2007
Attractive bronze color with voluminous, puffy head. Nice looking beer. I immediately recognize the hops as Centennial as my IIPA I’m working on is exclusively Centennial. But, unlike my IIPA this has some malt notes going on as well: some toffee from crystal malt and a wonderful nuttiness/roastiness that I love. Tons of hops suffuse the flavor as well. Very citric, to a degree I don’t achieve in my all-centennial beers, very perfumy and maybe a tad harsh. The malt character hinted at in the nose is pretty overwhelmed by all the hops here and the resulting quite bitter finish, but hey, that’s how it’s supposed to be, right? This is my kind of IPA and there’s little fault to be found here.

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