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RATINGS: 1689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our Big Eye IPA is a big hoppy brew, thanks to the abundance of American Columbus and Centennial varieties we use to flavor and dry hop. While the English originally added extra hops to preserve their beers for sea travel, we do it for the love of all that bold, intense flavor that makes India Pale Ale one of our favorite styles.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Light amber, thin lingering white head. Aroma is piney and flowery hops with a hint of honey. Lots of nice hops in the flavor, mostly piney, but some earthy floral tones are present too. The honey sweetness remains in the flavor, but is mostly covered up by a bitter earthy hop finish. Nice mouthfeel, Overall very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2008
It smells of piney hops, but itís really sweet too and seems to detract from the hoppy aroma that is so wonderful in IPAís. Itís a nice copper hue with a creamy head. The flavor is much like the aroma, piney, citrus hops, but this very distinctive sweetness that definitely serves to remove the bitter. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Nice amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is a nice piney hoppiness with honey and some floral notes. Pretty hoppy, but it has an interesting sweetness that approaches you along with the hops, some floral notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2008
At BPB. Amber orange pour with creamy off white head. More hops on the nose with a little maltiness to boot. Full hard citrus bitter with good malt to carry it. Excellent semi sweet. Good carbonation body is just a tiny bit thin. Overall good IPA that pushes the bitter to the top.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Beautiful crystal clear deep gold color with a small white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Smell is surprisingly malty, with a touch of caramel and toasted biscuit, Iím just not getting much hop smell, the taste is pleasantly bitter with hops but once again not much hop aromatics - a bit of orange or tangerine, but not much. The beer is smooth on the palate with a nice, refreshingly bitter finish that lasts a while. A nice eneough beer but not quite what Iíd expect from a San Diego IPA - perhaps this bottle isnít fresh? No dating apparent on the bottle, I seem to remember enjoying this more in the past so I will try again even though this sample let me down a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Overlord. Pours a golden, slightly bronze with a small head and some light carbonation. Aroma is very hoppy. Sort of smells like a barleywine too. Has some dark fruit elements to it as well. A mixture of citrusy hops, dark fruit, and malts on the taste make for a blend that initially is pleasant but seems somehow off at the finish. About halfway through this, Iím beginning to dislike the aftertaste of the hops. Its bitter which I usually love but in this case, it has an unpleasantness to it. Overall, an average IPA. Certainly not one of the elites. Glad I got to give this California local a try though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2008
tap at the brewpub - Pours copper with a one finger white head and a good citrus hop aroma. The crisp, bitter flavor has ample citrus hops but at the same time is very well balanced. The lingering bitterness of these same high quality hops caps off this great IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Many thanks to Santa for the bomber! Poured a brilliant lighter orange with a very nice initial cap of beige head. The aroma picked up plenty of juicy grapefruit and lesser caramel with overtones of pine tar.. well-presented! The flavor found grapefruit, pears, and oranges with a bright, and rather unbalanced bitterness surrounding and lasting well through the finish (mostly pine with interlaced citrus).. grasses and pine join in the sweet, grainy finish. Medium-bodied with decent flow across the palate. Solid stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Distinct,but not strong pine hop aromas,what do come through really tickle the nose, caramel malts nudge a few moecules throughpretty much what you should expect from a good IPA,taste is mainly the pine of hops ,a little oily and perhaps a touch past their peak, balancing caramel backing tastey bitter finish,your basic top shelf San Diego IPA. Thanks Overlord

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
on tap-pours a thin white head and gold color. Aroma is citrus hops [centennial and columbus], some pine, medium malt. Taste is bitter pine hops-some citrus, earthy, medium malt, alcohol.


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