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RATINGS: 1439   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magpieken (49) - - JUN 4, 2014
355ml bottle. BB 8/2014. 7.0% ABV. Pours a clear light copper colour with a tall light brown/beige head which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Give it a whiff and you get a nosefull of pine and citrus. After the initial clean malt taste you get hit with a good belt of pine resin, marmalade and some tropical fruit. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel with some nice fizz and a dry but bitter aftertaste. A decent example of an American IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (590) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Just another fantastic IPA. Dryness and hops characterize this beer best. Great looking with good lacing. Good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertLiley1 (15) - - JUN 2, 2014
Not my favorite IPA. .. the aroma is soft just like the taste very mild for an IPA bitter beer lover. Would drink again if offered but to many good choices out there to buy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Clear brilliant copper under a rocky off beige head. The nose has some leafy bitterness with tangerines and a bitter touch of pineapple. Bitter start to the flavor with some sharp tropical tones of pineapple and mango, some pine resins. Has a sweetish grapefruity finish. Lots of complex hop action going on.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours a ochre like golden color with a finger of foam. Nose has lots of black tea, toasted malt, grass and hints of dull grapefruit. Palate is way fuller than I like in my ipa’s. Round almost chewy malt presence with hints of citrus zest and lots of stale grass. Thinking this beer is past its prime. But without a legible date on the bottle, nobody seems to care and my sink drain could also care less.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamT (159) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2014
12oz can from Beer Army Outpost in New Bern. Orange hue, murky clarity with one finger thick mostly lasting frothy white head. Excellent lacing. Strong citrus hop, lemon peel, floral notes, pine, malt (as warms) aromas. Strong floral hop up front with a short orange/grapefruit hop finish. Lively carbonation, dry texture. Excellent IPA!!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malrider69 (33) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours well with a perfectly defined head. Fruity aroma and taste. Not a bad IPA, but probably not completely to my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iceman15658 (128) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
12oz Bottle To Tulip Glass. Nice copper pour with a brief white head. Not picking up much standing out in the aroma. Taste is a bit bitter hops with a touch of orange peel. Nice beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (306) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle purchased at Elevated. Amber/copper color. Looks more like a double IPA. Taste is right in the wheelhouse of standard IPAs. More bitter than a Sculpin and not quite as good. Pine resin presence. Lacks a level of balance needed to improve its score. OK, but nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonshawn (360) - - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Copper with white head. Grainy smell with hop. Very dry and hoppy. Good but kinda one toned. The hop is well done, but wanted a bit more complexity. Mouthfeel is dryness that lasts a while. Ok but not great.


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