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RATINGS: 1451   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalfaro86 (265) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 26, 2014
Pours an amber brew with a medium white head with poor retention, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with peach, pine, citrics and caramel, medium bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Good ipa

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (308) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
12 oz bottle, bottled June 5th 2014, poured into a pint glass. Appearance-Pours a clear golden orange with a pinky of off white head that leaves moderate lacing. Looks nice. Aroma-This beer is fruit forward. Typical tropical fruit IPA flavors are there. Pineapple, mango, and oranges. There is resin and slight alcohol as well. Taste-Up front I am hit with an instant blast of pine resin. There are juicy citric flavors, most notably grapefruit, with a bit of caramel sweetness to round it out. Palate-It is somewhat juicy to start and finishes very dry. Overall-This is a good IPA. The alcohol is a bit too high to make it a session beer, but I could go for a few anytime.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donniemillan (37) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
It pours a brown orange, decent that lasts with some lacing. It has the sweet malt smell of a strong ale. The taste is that initial malt sweetness but a long hops finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scipio (701) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a clear, lighter red with a medium, lingering white head. Aroma is a good combination of malts and citrus. It contains pine, caramel, grapefruit, apricot, and mango. The taste has hints of sweetness and is quite bitter. There is lots of pine, grapefruit, and floral hops. Fruity impressions found in the nose are still found, including the apricot and mango. Minor caramel and lemon are here as well. Medium in body, a slick yet slightly sticky texture, with some lively carbonation. This one is rather refreshing to drink. Overall, I find this to be a first class IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3806) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2014
355ml bottle [7.0% abv]. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Cleaned, piney, hoppy aroma, hints of orange zest, a sweaty, purulence-like touch of resin. Taste is dry, bitter hoppy, slightly astringent, piney, dry caramel malty basis; background-ish cheesy, sweaty, purulence-like resin touch. Crisp bitter hoppy, cleaned, engineered and sophisticated to the extreme, absolutely pushed to the limits of this California style IPA ideal and definitely one of the best examples thereof known to me. I can see the demand behind this ideal, but would personally still prefer the direction driven by, e.g., The Kernel, exploring hop characteristics in a more dirty, contingent, less controlled way, thereby exposing explicit fruity hop notes in well-nigh unrivalled quality.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2149) - FINLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Tap@blackdoor. copper. Caramels, citrus, some softer sweet fruityness. Bitter, med bodied with a bit of a resinous, pine finish. Feels agressive, hoppy strong. Ok, good us ipa.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2829) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Tap at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, pine, hops and malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackbock (110) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Big US hop aroma. Slightly hazy amber colour. Sweet bitter marmalade and caramel?-like flavours. Nice bubbled foamy head. 7% abv went straight to my head. Kind of a crass US beer but very enjoyable and surprisingly good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1756) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
355ml bottle. A deep, clear amber in the glass that pours with a dense, creamy and lasting one-finger beige head. Aromas of grapefruit, mango, apricot and tangerine upon foundations of sweet, creamy balancing malts; it’s like taking a bite out of a demerara-sugar-covered pink grapefruit. Medium in body with a spritzy, drying carbonation and a firmness of texture on the palate. The finish lingers and strikes a balance between a plentiful malt weight, fragrant fruity hop characters and a resinous bitterness. Has great intensity with an obvious hop bent but maintains balance and remarkable drinkability.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VRH (44) - Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
This IPA pours a clear golden light brown with a good cream coloured head that recedes to a thin film that lasts. The smell is very fruity with grapefruit and berry prominent and hints of the malty underpinnings. The flavours are nicely complex with lots of mineral, vanilla, toast, & tart citrus rind. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Aftertaste is dry and tart. Very enjoyable!


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