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RATINGS: 1415   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.


3.3
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brigg (499) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2009
(bottle) Pours a rich, hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Lots of citrus hops in the aroma, some malt, pine, grass. Flavor is bright and has lots of fresh hop bitterness, but some sweetness from the malt, too. Lively carbonation, and the body is slightly to the full-side of medium. Feels good. Nice lacing on the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small, white head. Lacing is fairly strong. Aromas of mostly citrus hops and a bit of malts. Lively texture with an oily finish, very nice throughout. Tastes of bitter hops yet a malty finish, very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1221) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
pretty decent IPA, nice hoppy taste, a little bit of citrus taste also seemed to be in there, nice body, good hop aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2009
From the tap poured dark amber with a good amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Style and Glass: IPA, tulip ABV, Volume & Calories: 6% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 300C Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $5.09 Aroma: nice citrus aroma is inviting and smells of resin. Pine and grapefruit. Visuals: Fish motif isn’t my favorite, but they make great beer. A red and amber party in a tulip bulb. Brilliant with a long lasting thin white head. Lacing is remarkable and sticky. Taste: Very well balanced in sweetness and bitterness. Lots of orange and lime notes. A bit sour, and a nice warm finish. Quiet and delicious. A very nice classic IPA. Palate: Starts very smooth, quickly dries and puckers, a bit sour, with a terricloth finish that is mostly pine and citrus. Overall: Delicious, affordable, and all the flavors that an IPA lover expects. No surprises, but no disappointments. I’ll have it again. Source: BeerCritic from http://beercritic.wordpress.com/ retrieved on Fri Jan 23 2009 23:44:28 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Thanks to Lagunitasfan for this bomber. Pours clear oragish copper with white head that has nice lacing. Aroma is hops, citrus, pine, caramel malts and some sugar. Flavor is malty with hops, citrus, and pine. Palate is medium. Finishes sweet and syrupy which is not a good thing. Enjoyable IPA but not a favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet candy sugar, melons and pine.

The flavor is biscuity malts and sweet melon with piney peppery hops that have a decent amount of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, a fine IPA. I got excited by the all Centennial, but this wasn’t nearly as good as Two-Hearted. It is still solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3006) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2009
deep honey to light amber color with a thick foamy white head and thick soapy lacing. very floral and earthy aroma of pineapple and subtle spice. flavor is malty and pineapple up front followed by aggressive grapefruit with a dry finish. mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and thick but an outstanding ipa.


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