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RATINGS: 1437   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Hazy orange gold with a thick head. Aroma is citrus, apricot fruitiness and caramel malt. Medium caramel malt sweetness. Good grapefruit citrus and light floral bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours an amber color, that is obviously oily from the indication of the larger bubbles; looks gorgeous and coats the glass well. Nose is citrusy hops, caramel malt, but the balance is off on this one and even slightly funky. Rated the individual components high, but overall I’m not sure I loved it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4910) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bottle in Virginia. A nice IPA from Ballast Point. Pours a caramel color with a nice thick tan head that leaves lacing in layers. Aroma is well hopped with floral, pine and citrus along with caramel. Flavor offers a nicely hopped profile with, again, those floral, pine, and grapefruit notes. Caramel balances nicely. Creamy feel. A nice citrus aftertaste remains long after. Well crafted.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (705) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Pours a clear amber orange color with a small fizzy off white head that has a ton of lacing. The aroma is a strong sweet citrus with a lot of butterscotch undertones. Grapefruit and apricot. Flavor has the dank tea sort of flavor that a lot of West Coast IPAs have. There is a lot of malty sweet old fruit flavor, maybe even some dark fruit before the wave of citrus bitter obliterates all senses on your tongue. A solid beer for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle, labeled as 7% abv - your fairly standard San Diego-style IPA here - huge hop nose of spruce and citrus, with some earthy nuttiness underneath, and moderate caramel maltiness - potent, woody american hop character clings to a sticky malt base - some bready character in the finish - ends with lingering intense bitterness that almost becomes too much after a while - not really much to say here - a standard, but tasty socal IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Deep dark amber, resiny pine aroma. First few sips are really woody, as it warmed, the citrus came out more, but the woodiness wasn’t really well integrated and overpowered it, IMO. Bonus point for value, but fairly pedestrian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 22oz bomber for under 3 bucks not bad wow..orange copper pour, little head and nice lace..citrus hop bomb aroma, taste of pine, spruce more hops, with a great malt balance to finish..what a surprise, the elegant balance and flavor of this ipa is very enjoyable, i thought the cheap price was a indication of a less quality beer but that was far from the truth, this ones highly recommended here especially with a bomber price that’s half the norm..just a great beer...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle. Poured a dark clear amber. Hoppy piny nose. Flavor is also hoppy, and sticky with a good balance, but leans to the hops. Solid bitter finish. Another good beer out of SoCal

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2009
On cask at Toronado, SD. Pours amber with a thick creamy off-white head. Realy nice hoppy aroma of peppers, citrus and juniper. Low carbonation and very very smooth. Fairly quick finish with lots of pine flavors. Intense beatitudes of hops. Amazing spruce and pine. This is GOOD STUFF on cask.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
junon (410) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Im getting a certain amount of nutty notes in both the bouquet and flavour. I suppose thats the malt. Body is a little more than medium I think. Description says 6%abv while the bottle says 7%abv. Ill trust the bottle but it tastes like 6%.


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