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RATINGS: 1497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle Pours a hazy golden with a huge off white frothy head. The head seems to diminish rather quickly. The aroma is citrus hops, and some orange peel. The aroma is pleasing while I wait for the head to disapate. Has a good carbination. A fairly good mouthfeel. The flavor is hoppy with a touch of fruity sweetness. A little differnt but good. Has a light body and a watery ot oily texture. Has a pretty good finish. Not as bitter as many but still pleasing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2009
Glorious dark copper color with thin micro-bubble head that retains well. Nose is sharp/prickly citrus, maybe orange peel or tangerine. Enticing nose for sure. On the palate is a notable (pleasant) black Darjeeling Tea taste from the malt sweetness with an ESB-like quality to the ale. This is very clean, refreshing, with most of the hop character towards the end. Creamy characteristic across the palate. The nice head probably enhances this (good foam onto the palate at first, especially). More body than expected. Finish is firm and somewhat dry with a smooth chalky, tea-like sweetness with hop dryness. Very satisfying! One of my favorite and more unique IPA’s. Worth seeking out!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 20, 2009
Pours golden amber with little head. Smells of astrigent hops. Not bad, but undesirable aroma. Tastes like nose and is hoppy and decent, but not great. Probably won’t buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle - piney, resiney, fruity. Nice sweet and bitter balance. Citrus, grapefruit-like flavors. Very nice presentation with light-head and reddish color. Above-average IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3310) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2009
Pour is a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pure hop juice. Flavor is lots of hop resin with a subtle bitterness after the first sip. The hoppyness is almost to the point of being a double IPA without the high alcohol. Its a typical west coast IPA and that make me a happy boy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
22oz bottle from hophead22. awesome wantlist bonus!.... pours a semi-transparent copper penny brown and a thin soapy white head....fruity sweet pineapple and citrus nose....clean citrus hops flavors, generally on the sweet side, but turns slightly bitter in the finish. moderately carbonated. all around drinable ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours out an orange yellowish color with a white head. Aroma: hops, pine, grass, grapefruit, citrus, touch of alcohol. Taste: bitter, smooth, easy to drink, light on the alcohol, sessionable, lively carbonation. All in all a good beer, something I would drink again, but two hearted is still much better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2009
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick white head of good duration, with nice lacing, over a golden orange (SRM 15) clear body....nose of pine and citrus, minimal floral....tastes initially of sweetish malts, with caramel dominating, finishing with a slightly heavy hop bitterness of lingering grapefruit....mouth feel is heavy, carbonation medium. A good ale, I am a bit surprised that the ABV isn’t higher given the OG of 1.070 and the FG of 1.015.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2009
Pure west coast, with a wallop of hops that tend more towards the piney than the floral. Very drinkable and a top notch IPA. Unfortunately, it suffers mightily if not fresh, because it is so unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2009
Like the bottle so I picked it up. Pours out a clear light copper color with a small to moderate white head. Aroma of citrus and some sweet malts. Flavor is nicely balanced, pine and citrus hop come through with some nicely balanced malts. Very drinkable, and rather solid


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