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RATINGS: 1490   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (818) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor was dry and bitter with pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel and had a pale malty backbone.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft. Medium amber body with little head. Moderately hippy, citrusy with a bright lingering sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Can, from a friend in San Diego. Aroma is big hops, citrusy sweet hops. Lots of them. Malt come out to play when it warms up. Really an excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dliberto (195) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a small white head. Aroma is comprised of pine, citrus, resin, and floral notes. Taste has a nice balance of all the aromas. Dry on the end without being overly bitter, medium bodied beer with a moderate amount of carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Cooper with tan head. Aroma of pineapple, ethanol, but mostly pine. Caramel and charted malt flavors, some apricot. Some sweetness up front. Bitter bitter pine finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (791) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 6, 2014
Pours a beautfiul shinny clear dark golden/ orange with golden hues and a white head. Aroma is a clean resinous pine with some sweet notes. Flavor is pine hops with a touch of grapefruit and slight caramel malts, great hoppy aftertaste. Medium palate. Tasty, clean and not over the top.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (259) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2014
BOD 241/14. Pours a very slightly hazy medium amber with a light dark ruby cast. As it warms, the chill haze disappears. Above average head volume and retention, world class lacing. Outstanding nose of sweet tropicals (pineapple, mango and tangerine) over caramel with a peppery note. Light medium body with a nice smooth texture that approaches slick. Well carbonated with a effervescent rush from the middle to the finish. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, very well balanced and complex in terms of hop flavor. It begins with a burst of blended hop flavor that separates into the tropical components as it fades into a caramel sweetness. Interestingly, a grapefruit rind flavor is also noted as it flows into the mild bitterness of the middle coupled with a pepper note. The finish is a slow fade from residual caramel sweetness into a rind like mild lingering bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (162) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Found 2 bottles in the singles section (1.60 each). This is a good looking glass of beer, smells terrific. Nice and foamy, spicy, some bitter, great hop after taste. Don’t mind being fish eyed when it concerns this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (992) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Beautiful apricot-gold, smallish off-white head. Aroma of fruit and banana, flavor of grapefruit, resin, spicy hops, caramel, and fruit. Medium bodied and spicy, and quite boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1514) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a clear light golden with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of onion, resin and pine. Taste is not too sweet, well, balance seems to be more toward hops at least. Flavors of pine and citrus. It is bitter to a medium-high level and finish is of moderate length. Body is medium and carbonation medium-high. Overall a fine IPA but I think it is lacking a bit of aromatics for it to be great.


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