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RATINGS: 1419   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1475) - 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 (2194) - 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 (1147) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2007
Bottle ocurtesy of dirtymartini, thanks again! Ornage -red pour with a yellowed off white head. Aroma of floral, perfumey hops, some grassiness and grapefruit as well. Flvaors of grapefruit, light booze and light pale malt. A lot of sweetness in the medium body with more bitterness coming out torwards the end. Pretty good, though it might’ve had a bit too much age on it, I was hoping it would’ve been a bit brighter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2007
Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jerc, mabel, mds & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy amber-orange with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma: Oh man is that ever fuckin’ nice! Close to the perfect IPA aroma to me, fresh piney & fruity hops backed by sweet malt -- I love it! The wonderful piney hops flavour doesn’t disappoint, along with lots of citrus fruit and just enough malt to balance it out. Nice bitter dry finish. Medium bodied. This is an awesome IPA, up there with some of the best!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (925) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
This was a nice compensation for the Dorado DIPA, which I thought was a bit over the top. Much better balance overall, with a good palate with a modest amount of hops bitterness. I found this beer easily drinkable, crisp and refreshing, still with a nice bitterness to it even at 6%. Good seshful brew.

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