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RATINGS: 1567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6237) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Clear amber/ white head. Big ass sweet tea, tropical fruit, mango hoppy aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Good mango earthy tropical fruit, floral hop flavors on a solid caramel malty base brew. 1/2 pint @ The Local SD

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5179) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2010
This poured a darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was a medium amount of citrusy hops and some herbal notes as well. Flaovr was somewhat mild, very smooth hoppy flavor, but not overly bitter and a bit salty as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Crisp, clean, refreshing IPA highlighted by lemon and other citrus flavors. Not so syrupy that you’ll get full having a few of these, and not so dry that you’ll pucker out after a bottle. Just an easy drinking, very enjoyable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Beautiful dark amber copper, one finger foamy head, leaves behind quite a bit of lacing. Initial aroma is a sweet shot of citrus but that soon gives way to a traditional hearty hop bitterness. Sensing some malty, syrupy notes but really this is just a solid, straightforward IPA. Hits the palate hard, which I love and the shot of bitterness lingers, which I also love. ABV is a bit low at 6%, but the flavor is full yet drinkable. It is indeed robust and hoppy, without being gratuitous about it. Well done Ballast Point.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8722) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Golden brown with an off-white foam. Aromas are floral and spicy with light oranges. Green pine with woody notes and hints of toffee. Well perfumed. Flavours are sweet, spiced oranges with caramel and toffee malts base. Green pine with grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4388) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle. Vibrant looking bronze beer with a light head. The aroma is yeasty and sulphur like, and the flavour is very well hopped. Overall a nice bitter and well hopped beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZooKeeper (26) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle. Amber orange in colour with a large creamy off-white head. Light malt aroma with bread and molasses. Heavy on the hops with orange and grass coming through.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimreaperguru (245) - santee, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Pours an amber orange color with a thick foamy head.The aroma is of a floral and citrus hops.The flavor is a hopy citrus and toasty malt.The finnsh is bitter and a little dry.Overall a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6759) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Sample, GLBN IPA Challenge 2010. Golden orange color, PNW hops aroma & flavor, light citrusy hops presence, medium bitterness, well balanced, good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Overml01 (226) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Bottle at home, thanks to (I forget, sorry) for the trade. Not a hop head I have to admit, but I can always appreciate a well crafted beer... even if it is an IPA. This is, without doubt, as well brewed as can be expected from an IPA. Great hopped nose with some pine and grapefruit citrus, followed through by floral tastes and a slightly bitter finish. This is an easily enjoyed IPA for me because of the obviously high taste/aroma hops to bittering hops ratio. I hope that I can one day understand what you hop heads find so attractive about IPAs, etc...


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