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RATINGS: 1373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - FEB 21, 2009
I am running a keg of this right now. It is quite nice. Floral grassy hops. Grapefruit, pine, orange peel. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (5845) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2009
(Bottle, Ölbaren, Copenhagen, 13 Feb 2009) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with grapefruit, orange peel and caramel. Fruity, hoppy taste with grapefruit, orange peel and a touch of caramel. Nice and fresh citrussy hops in a finish with generous, but balanced bitterness. Medium body. Rather one-dimensional, but fresh and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Pours clear medium amber with a 3 finger creamy light tan head that has great retention and leaves a really nice amount of lacing. Aroma is lots of caramel, toffee, floral hops, citrus hops, a bit of honey, a little pine, an earthy note, toasted nutty granola, and grass. Flavor is caramel, toast, citrus, floral, mandarin orange, nutty toffee candy, bitter greens, peach and berry notes. Finishes bitter citrus, grass, burnt sugar and sweet berry like floral. Palate is medium thickness, starts slick and sweet finishes dry and somewhat sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of fresh grass, grapefruit, peach and caramel. Medium bodied. Flavour is hoppy as well and a good malty base with spricot and grapefruit notes. Lovely IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1735) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma is fruit, citrus and hops. Flavor is bitter hops, grape, pineapple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Rest assure that this fine IPA made its way all the way to MA just in time for a winter celebration at the historic yelp and barrel in ptown. The freshness that continues to bring about a sense of flying down a mountain side with a cool river or stream by your side is immaculate. I could not ask for a more tantalizing experience.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 Bottle, shared by Plovmand. Pours an amber colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is fruity, passion fruit and citrus. Flavor is passion fruit, citrus and pine, with a bitter finish. Could be balanced a little better, but it’s good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 bomber from grape and gourmet poured into a tulip glass. pours a very clean, slightly darker golden color with a very thin white head. aroma is excellent and quite big for an IPA. scents of big, fresh piney and grassy hops dominate with a bit lemon zest and some darker, sweeter malt aromas with a touch of caramel. flavor really is delicious with big fresh hops, some floral notes, and a big, slightly sweet malt presence that adds a nice balance to the beer. definitely more complex that your everyday IPA. mouthfeel is smooth, and nicely carbonated with a long lasting, bitter aftertaste. overall, a very solid IPA and a good little brother to Sculpin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - FEB 13, 2009
Taste 2/9 Bottle. My bottle says 7% abv instead of 6% listed in Ratebeer description. Looks: Copper body with lacing top. Aroma: Sweet malts, Citrus floral and pine hops. Taste: Floral/pine and malt. Too little of this too much of that. Not bad, just not evenly balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper color with a half finger off-white head that disappates quickly. Smells of some malt, citrus, and A LOT of delicious fresh hops. Tastes of a bit of citrus, malt, and again, a lot of hops. Very smooth taste that ends well, with a bit of bite at the end. Overall a very good IPA.


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