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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Big Bottle. Hazy orange brown with a thin, off-white head. Big lace rings. Aroma of grapefruit and nectarine. Pink grapefruit with a caramel toffee backbone. Bitter lemon drying. Zippy carb lightens up the strong malts but overall a bit heavy on the malts for an IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Aroma is tangerine, pine, caramel and floral hops. Appearance is a rich honey golden color with massive pillowy white head. The taste begins with potent ruby red grapefruit and resinous hops flavors followed by toasted malt, dried mango and orange citrus. The tropical fruit flavors blend especially well with the bitter hops and malt backbone. Mouthfeel is moderately creamy with medium carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Yet another impressive West Coast style IPA that delivers a strong dose of hop goodness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2010
On tap. Copper brown color with significant head. Malt and pine in aroma. Medium bodyFlavor somewhat subdued, at first seemed more malty than hoppy, almost with some roasted grain flavors although later in the glass hops became more noticable. Not bad but not one of my favorite IPAs.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Pours an orange color with a white soapy head. Has an awesome grapefruit aroma, with hints of caramel and pine. Nice sweet start with a great hop hit. Would expect nothing less from a southern Cali IPA. Nice sweet, bitter notes on the finish. Lovely IPA. At 6% this is truly session worthy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (16407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 Bomber shared with steptin and bouche. Bright golden color, huge fluffy white head, massive lacing. Aroma of lemon trees, pine forests and grassy meadows. The taste actually brings you to mountain meadows and pine forests. Wonderful stuff. Bottle shared with Nick and Sica from Connecticut. Nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holy (835) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 Consumed with Travlr in Tucson. Good head and hoppy aroma in the pour. Vibrant citrus flavor with a bit of a hop-bite after taste. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Pours a really nice clear deep copper color with medium foamy offwhite head that quickly dissapates. Aroma is a really really good balance of sweet citrus. Smells delicious. Flavor has some alcohol warmth up front with some piney earthy hops, nice caramel malt base that is not too sweet, and a resiny bitter dry hop finish. Overall, very nice ipa.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RichardW (1764) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, SF Embarcadero Market. Drank this after sampling Pliny the Elder and I loved this even more. Warming, bursting with flavour and aroma. Tasted much stronger than 6%. Caramel, grassy hops and spirit come to mind. Rounded beyond belief. A truly awesome beer, massive.......!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle (in NZ). Great big pillowy head head turns me on. A bready caramel malt nose with a delightful pine and citrus touch. Palate not overly bitter, but balance between the malt and hops is about right, the sweetness of the malt just dominating a touch. Just a solid goodie this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gladiatorsteer (4) - USA - JUL 22, 2010 does not count
amber orange color, slightly cloudy. sweet hop aroma with citrus notes. slight bitterness on the front of the palate. sweet, juicy citrus and malt in the mddle and slight bitterness on the finish. light to medium body. good every day drinker.


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