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RATINGS: 1546   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
Clear orange colour with an off white head. Hoppy, fruity and piney aroma with notes of a light caramel sweetness. Hoppy, piney bitter flavor with a dry bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12 ounce bottle. This beer poured a beautiful amber color with a HUGE white frothy head that left great lacing on the side of my glass. The smell of fthis beer was excellent with a lot of citrus, apricot, hops, sweet malts, and pine. The aroma was probably this beers high point. I am definitely not saying that it tasted bad though. Tasted of citrus, a lot of malts, and had a great hop character. The only problem that I have with this brew is that it finished a bit bitter. Other than that, this was an awesome beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2008
Amber with a lasting white head, leaving a nice lace. Classic American IPA aroma - grapefruit, orange, pine and malty sweetness. Very bitter and filled with hop flavour. It has body and sweetness, but never gets cloying.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2412) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2008
WOW. Fantastic aroma. Mandarin oranges, succulent and juicy resinous sprucy hops. A circus for the nose. Light malts become more prominent as the brew warms and breathes. About a 1 inch thick head of very dense and creamy bubbles. Thick sheet of lacing left behind. Bright orange in color. Slightly sweet flavor with a bit of roasted grains, lots of succulent citrus hops again and a firm bitterness. Somewhat dry palate and very frontal tongue bitterness. A damn good IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
12oz bottle. Clear golden amber with a smallish head. Really nice floral, nectar, mango and tangarine like aroma. About as good as hops can smell. The mango becomes more prominent as it breathes, and it’s uncannily awesome. The flavor carries over many of the floral hoppy qualities and sits them over a simple, yet very clean malt sweetness. On the sweeter, maltier side, but not sugary and sticky like some sweeter IPAs can get. Finishes with a firm but integrated bitterness that is well rounded with the other flavors, leaving a lingering mango-grapefruit taste on the tongue. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Definitely at the top of the heap for more balanced beers of the style. One of the best examples of hop aroma that I’ve encountered.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2008
22 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with hellbilly. Pours a hazy orange gold with a moderate, bubbly yellow/white head that lasted through two-thirds of the glass and left a layer of lace with each sip. The aroma was excellent with lots of citrus and floral vapors with just a hint of pine in the aroma. Mouthwatering. The flavor begins with some lightly sweet malt and is followed by some citrus hops. Moderately bitter and very well balanced. Really good stuff !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2008
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3352) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1915) - 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.


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