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RATINGS: 1569   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1443) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottled: This beer pours an attractive amber color with a massive, totally retained off white head. Awesome symphonic blending of pine and citrus, some malt in the background, but not much. The aroma promises a hop crescendo to come. And the flavor does not dissappoint either. Initial sweet malt flavor gives way to a bitter hop assault. For hop heads only, I love it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
22oz no date. Pours a gold copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of big grapefruit and floral hops and some pine backed by a fair amount of caramel malts, candied fruits. Taste is much the same. Medium bodied, mod-high carbonation. A lot of American IPAs tend to taste a lot alike--depending on if they are well made or not--which can be a problem for some people. I love the hops, so I think that’s OK, just getting harder to discern them all. Very good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Orange copper color. Faint pine hop aroma. Expected a robust well rounded aroma. Bitter hoppy dry flavor, sits stunted on the palate. Balance is off, not too smooth or crisp in the aftertaste. Malt aspect is all but hidden. This big eye needs a bigger flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUN 25, 2006
22 oz bomber poured a bright copper with a nice off-white head. Great hoppy aroma with notes of pine, and citrus. Flavor was just as awesome. Great bitterness throughout the flavor. Nicely hopped like a good west coast IPA should be, but still well balanced with some subtle malty, caramel flavor. Ballast point has a winner with this one!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUN 19, 2006
Bomber, A very nice golden amer pour with great head and lacing. Very nicely done, with lots of hop flavors and medium bitterness kicks. Very crisp and refreshing, slightly sweet though. Much better cold than room temp. It got kinda syrupy on me as it warmed. Very well carbonated which gave it a nice cleansing to the tounge. Goood for eating greasy foods! One of the best Pale ales ive had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Pours a brilliantly clear, copper amber color and is topped by and initially 1.5 finger thick pale tan colored head. The aroma is immediately of American hops; as I pour this brew I get a note of candied orange peel. As I go in for a deeper smell I get pungent notes of lemon basil, grapefruit, and mandarin orange. The citrus notes are definitely the dominant aspect of this aroma, which is quite smooth and appealing.

The beer is lightly chilled and has a light sweetness up front. The hops in this beer immediately take hold and are dominant from beginning to end. Notes of candied orange peel are dominant up front, but a gripping, solid bitterness soon takes hole and lingers on in the finish. Towards the end of a sip a herbal note similar to mint, or perhaps menthol would be a better descriptor, starts to become noticeable. A certain resinous, almost pine-like note also is found lingering on in the finish. There is a touch of malt here as well, perhaps some caramel, and something like toffee; these notes though only serve to accentuate the citrus components of the hop character. This is a nice beer, easy drinking, though it perhaps has a bit too much astringent, herbal bitterness to be truly quaffable. It is certainly enjoyable though and is worth trying if you like hops.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8424) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Another prize-winning (literally and figuratively) IPA from Foolish Mortal. This one pours hazy deep copper/ruby edged, with a 2-finger creamy off-white head and nice concentric lace rings. The aroma is heavy resiny hops (gotta love that West Coast IPA aroma!!), tropical fruit, citrus, and caramel malt. The taste starts hoppy, then giving way to the tropical fruit and caramel malt. Very well balanced. This one wasn’t quite as hoppy as the Green Flash, but it was very well balanced and delicious!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Naven pours amber-blonde w/ great lacing and a huge hop nose. This sucker was fresh. Caramel and toffee malt undertones backed by a huge blast of Cascade hops- citrus and flowers. An awesome IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2006
22oz Bottle. Strong aroma of being right next to a pine tree itself. Some floral aroma also. Dark orange body with good sized foamy off white head. Lot of lacing not a full blanket but close. Medium bodied citrus hop flavor that was cool and crisp on the palate. Good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle poured a dark orange amber with a thick creamy head and heavy lacing. Strong hops, citrus and pine aroma. Big citrus and hops flavor with a medium body and a strong biting hop finish.


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