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RATINGS: 1423   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4790) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2009
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. amber pour with a cream head. nose is citrusy with a hint of esters. nice thickness and a great hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a clear amber with beige head. Aroma is malty, hoppy, some grapefruit. Flavor is nice and malty, citrus, pine, some grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, pretthy nice! Good shit!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (1995) - USA - JUN 16, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 On tap at Rattle n Hum and at Good Beer. Nice sweaty hop aroma and an attractive red/dark gold pour. The flavor is malty, but well hopped too. West Coast IPA with an astringent finish and nice hop echoes. No shortage of anything in this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2289) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 Poured a dark gold almost copper color little orange with off white head lots of striped lacing .... aroma of sugar, citrusy and piney hops ... taste is of piney hops and citrusy grapefruity hops, sugary sweet, sweet caramel malts with a nice dry hop aftertaste .........a great IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
bottle thanks to weeheavySD. poured a gold with a white head and left lacing. aroma of citrus, pine, and sweaty socks. flavor was pine and grass. light body and high carbonation. i was surprised it held up this well sitting in my closet for about 3 months.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Believe it or not, a step down from their amber ale. Very nice citrus pine aroma. Pours amber with a big fluffy head. Fkavor is hoppy with a nice malt balance. Very good dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1237) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Tasty but somewhat one-dimensional. Nice grassy hops, bit of crisp maltiness. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle acquired in a trade with Turdferguson. This pours a copper color with a nice thick frothy off-white head with some decent staying power. A bunch of sticky lacing after each sip. The aroma is grapefruit hops combined with caramel. Flavor shows resin and piney hops, herbal notes, with a gradual hop bitterness. This is really balanced with solid malt support with quite a bit of caramel showing, especially in the finish. Very good. Thanks Sam!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
This is absoutely an exceptional IPA! I sampled this from a bottle courtsey of the Craft Ale House. This IPA pours a clear and beautiful copper color with an off-white head. The head left a sticky and cascading lace around the glass that was really something to behold as I enjoyed this massively great IPA. The aroma featured notes of grass, earth, caramel, bread, grapefruit, black pepper and cumin. The flavors were excellently balanced, with tones of spicy hops, grass, lemon, grapefruit, bread and yeast. The finish was malty with a smooth texture of spicy hops, caramel and a perfect touch of dry grapefruit and orange. This is one of those bottles that you wish could last forever. I can’t wait to try more beers from Ballast Point! This is a very excellent IPA!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Solid citrus and pine flavor throughout.


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