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RATINGS: 1713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our Big Eye IPA is a big hoppy brew, thanks to the abundance of American Columbus and Centennial varieties we use to flavor and dry hop. While the English originally added extra hops to preserve their beers for sea travel, we do it for the love of all that bold, intense flavor that makes India Pale Ale one of our favorite styles.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alphadelic (2147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2011
The aroma is of fresy and zesty west coast hops. In the mouth it has a saw-dusty resinous flavour with candy sweetness and a woody dryness. There is something of rosy fruits in the sugariness. It is warm in the gullet and crisp, yet weighty, on the palate. I like this aplenty, it could be a new house beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Soft white, foamy head tops a glassy orange/amber body. Head laces well on the glass and looks good doing it. Aroma is of grapefruit + the rind, with some malty sweetness behind it. Hop bitterness is evident in the smell as well. Taste is really great blend of malt and hops after the initial hop kick, as the middle of the taste is a juice-like concoction of sugar and citrus. Finish is not as clean as some other IPAs due to the sugar quality, but it makes up for it with the taste in the middle anyways. Body is thinner than average, but enough that it isnít watery. Drinkability is pretty high, as the finish may not be perfect, but the rest of the drink is very pleasant and easy, although the abv may be too high to call this a session beer. Really nice sweet/bitter combination, and a welcome change of pace.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 29, 2011
This is great tasting IPA that caught me by surprise in Maui. I highly recommend it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2011
This 12 oz bottle, which I poured into a shaker, gave off every indication of being the quintessential American ipa. It was orange and slightly hazy, with a 1-finger head that laced the glass and a big hop nose of oranges, lemons, and grass. The flavor followed suit with the aroma, although a second wave of sweet malt flavor and the tiniest hint of alcohol warmed the palate in time for the bitter hop finish. If someone asks for a west coast ipa and you bring this to the party, you will have fulfilled their wishes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011
12oz bottle. Dark amber color with a bubbly head. Slight oily lacing left in the wake. Aroma is full of hops and earthy characters. Flavor is piny and hoppy with a good malt backing. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1487) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Heavy hop aroma: treated wood and tangerine. Itís very spicy and prickly. Rye malts. The appearance is triaminic orange with tons of sediment. The flavor is minor wood at first, then a terrific tangerine, blood orange hop. Symphony of these two disparate flavors. The palate is buttery, oily; very smooth, and leaves a remainder. Itís a full-fledged West Coast IPA. Very good, sweet and substantial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bomber into tulip. Pours clear caramel color with ivory head and sticky lace. Floral nose with pine and tangerine, Taste of grapefruit, resin and hay. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2011
22 oz poured into a tulip glass. The beer is aromatic with bitter hops....floral and citrus. The appearance is a light amber with a respectable light tan head and nice lacing. This beer is medium body with average carbonation and a long bitter finish. Taste is roasted malts with toffee and caramel flavors...then straight up hops....with bitter lingering finish. The beer is much maltier than other West Coast IPAs, and I kinda like it for a change of pace. A great beer all around, especially for the money $3.99 at Bevmo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4058) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 20, 2011
NIC eone, a little creamy, fine dark colour and shape, not so bitter as I may thought.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle pours orange gold with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, pine, citrus, and a slight floral hint. Flavor shows basically the same with an additional hint of stonefruit (peach). Overall body is moderate and sticky with moderate bitterness.


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