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RATINGS: 1437   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Deep brownish red, one-finger head dissipates into tiny ring. Aroma floral, piney hops, nutty, perhaps caramel. Flavor is a blast of bitterness; heavy on the hops; notes of bread, caramel, maybe honey. Mouthfeel medium-thin, almost oily and almost frothy. Good IPA but the tiniest iota from full-blown unbalanced; Ballast Point’s Sculpin IPA is a step above this for its balance and cleanness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (977) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from Homer321, thanks again! Slightly hazy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Big resinous hops on the nose. Flavor is an awesome combo of citrus and floral hops. Nice malt balance as well. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (531) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a clear and carbonated rust orange. Aroma is a mix of floral, citrus hops, and pine. A big hop bomb to start with citrus, pine, fruit, and some malts to follow. A strong bitter fruity hop aftertaste that is slightly sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2233) - NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, july 25th 2014. Clear orange body, foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine and citrus fruits, light sweet malt taste with a late dry fruity hop hop finish. Excellent balanced yet hoppy IPA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1599) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber, slight haze, sparkling, dense foamy off-white head. Aroma is soft lemon, digestive biscuit, something vaguely floral - maybe pollen. Body is medium, mid-carbonation, foamy in the mouth. Taste is lemon, grapefruit, pine, resin, background toffee Centennial hop sweetness. Overall impression is minty. Finishes fairly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sjohnny (367) - - AUG 16, 2014
Lots of pine and resin with a backdrop of fruit - apricot, peach. Pours a clearish gold with a thick foamy off white head that lasts for days. Fairly light mouthfeel. Piney. Earthy. A little bit of bitter edge but with a lingering softness in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1675) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle picked up at GBBF 2014. Pours a slightly dark orange amber with a white head. Light caramel, slightly floral/perfume grass aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Good, big solid bitterness on this... Nice and dry with tangerine, a little mango, pine and dry woody resin. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
8th July 2014: Orange County, on my daughters balcony. The bottle poured out a golden/orange/amber brew with a full but thin beige head. Hops lead the way with citrus notes filling both your nose and taste buds. For me this was too much on the lemon side, not my scene really. Nothing wrong with this, just not my cup of beer. medium bodied and refreshing enough I suppose. Scored objectively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (882) - USA - AUG 7, 2014
Clear golden with a thick white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops with just a hint of pine. Flavor is grapefruit again with a bit of dry pine hops in the finish. Very drinkable, and quite good with spicy food. Brings out the natural fruitiness. Could use a touch more malt to round out the body, it’s just a bit thin. Wife: 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6472) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
bottle, from a dan murphys on the central coast. amber with a lingering white head; aroma of juicy fruit chewing gum; mellow texture; medium bitterness, some pine and menthol; decent stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
[Bottle] Bright amber in color. Fizzy head recedes quickly in the glass. Nice hoppy nose includes a mix of pine and citrus with some juniper mixed in. Dry and hoppy throughout. Lighter floral and grainy notes are overpowered by heavy grapefruit zest flavors. Backbone of caramel and biscuit also shine through. A nice IPA overall. Pretty basic, but well done.

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