chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber brown with a small white head. Initial aroma of sweet hops. Tends to hit the sides and the back of the tongue. Flavor is roasted nuts and super hoppy. Overall, a very good IPA.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from oak tree. Ours amber with a decent 3 finger head. Moderate carbonation . Aromatics is pine, floral, and hoppiness. Good flavor with strong bittering finish and not much copper in the finish. good.
sunevdj (3339) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber with a frothy off-white head and fair lacings. Light sweetness, moderate bitterness. Some caramel aromas. Lots of hoppy grapefruit aromas. Medium to full bodied Medium carbonation. Bitter finish... good.
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
anders37 (18365) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
fg8080 (37) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. pours a clean orange amber Taste of caramel, citrusy fuit, hops and has a slight toastyness to it.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.