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RATINGS: 1375   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Awesome tropical fruit aroma. Mango and starfruit. Good flavor, more tropical fruits. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Not scorchingly hoppy. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sampled from 22-oz bomber during Surly D-Day. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of citrus zest, a touch of grapefruit, light caramel and multi-grain malt with a hint of tropical fruit. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of multi-grain malt, citrus zest, a touch of grass and some pine. Finish is semi-dry with a lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Thanks southbay. Pours a reddish copper amber with a creamy yellowish one finger head. The nose is piny, citrusy, grapefruit rind, sweet, malty, lightly earthy. The flavor is earthy, malty, piny/herbal hop grapefruit rind bitterness. The palate is waxy and has a pretty dominate bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2008
Bottled (6.0%)@Konttori, Tampere. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is grass, some mild fruityness as well as mildly bready. Flavour is licorice, bigtime grass, some spices and mild fruityness. Big grassy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11940) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2008
(Bottled ABV 6,0%, 650 ml). Clear amber color, small off-white head. Rye bready-hoppy, slightly yeasty aroma. Medium-bodied. Rye bready, strong hoppyness with hints of licorice. Pale malty backbone. Solid, although simple IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Clear red tinted brown pour with a white head. Lots of floral piny hops on the nose with citrus and peach. Bitter hops with just the faintest touch of sweetness. Piny and fruity. Good balanced IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2008
Bottle Thanks to Robert at Stateline. Poured golden with white head, Aroma was was pne and citrus. Taste was pine citrus and nice malt balance. finished smooth. Overall an easy drinkable IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kpresley77 (143) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy of weeheavysd pours hazy amber/copper with thin quick diminishing white head. Aroma is pine and citrus hops. First taste is pine and citrus hops burn. Pretty strong hops flavor, not sure the IBUs are 55 seem more like 80+. Not enough malt backbone for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2008
KSBF 08- Orange copper pour with a foam head. Floral hops and citrus. This was a citrus (Pine-grapefruit) hop brew with hop notes and a blended malt balance. Good lacing with some hop bitterness towards the end. Ok, not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (652) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Poured from tap an amber-orange with small off white head. Nose is leafy floral hops with some citrus and sweet malt. Flavor is malty with a little sweetness, floral hops, orange citrus, pine, and some grapefruit that is lighly bitter. Palate is malty full with some sweetness and a mild hoppy bitter plus quite a bit of astringent alcohol noticible. Overall some nice flavors and aroma. The alcohol in the finish took away some of the enjoyment, but still good.


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