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RATINGS: 1629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
Strong aroma of wooden hop resin. Pours a clear dark gold color with a thin white head. Good flavor of woody hop resin and pine needles, there’s strong bitterness that leaves a pineapple feeling in the mouth. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Bronze colored beer with a wispy head of foam that lasts well. Very nice hop aroma that gives notions of spruce, pine, lemon, hop oil....It’s pure and quite nice. Flavor is super hoppy. Big on flavor hops, but light on bitterness, not in a bad way. Woody hoppiness, with well structured notes of lemon, grapefruit, spruce and pine. Really nice beer. Beautifully hoppy and impressive. Up there with some of the best SoCal IPA’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2544) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
Orange-copper in colour with a lingering but thin off-white coloured head, very nice lacing. The aroma is quite hoppy, floral, orange citrus, some pine and soap. The flavour was quite hoppy, high sweetness, dry, citrus and pine. Hoppy sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes lingering, sweet, dry and hoppy.

I liked how this dried out at the end bringing the hops to the forefront, really enjoyable.

355ml bottle obtained in a trade with JohnnyJ, thanks John.
Opened on February 24, 2008
No date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Wow, this guy was great. It poured smooth with a nice looking head. It was hoppy and crisp with a slight bitter bite on the palate. I held off on buying this one for a while because I was unaware of the brewery. Won’t make that mistake again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Cask. Pours a cloudy dark orange, with really no head because its on cask. Smells of subtle hops, and citrus mixed together. Overall mild aroma, but thats to be a little expected here. The flavor was pretty sharp with its bitterness, graint hops leave a resin on the palate. Mildly carbonated while served almost room temp, lightly chilled. Not bad at all, just still trying to get used to cask brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cazort (554) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 (On cask) Aroma-wise, this is one of the best IPA’s I’ve tried. Very cold quality to the aroma...a piercing, clear quality. The hops definitely overpower the malt in this one. This one still comes across as somewhat light and crisp, in spite of the high alcohol content. Impressive! This is not only an excellent IPA, it has a unique character that makes it stand out from others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2186) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Clear copper with nice fluffy beige head and full lace. Fresh hop and citrus aroma. Slightly toasted toffee malt and mild fruit with nice assertive bitterness and dry finish. Medium body and medium-low carbo. Excellent mouthfeel. Strong and sessionable. Surprisingly excellent because I was not familiar with the brewery.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (2161) - 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.

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