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RATINGS: 1615   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.


kevinator's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1440) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Well balanced. Floral and slight piney hops aroma with a sweetness. Cloudy amber color that might be protein haze. Medium weight palate that was smooth. Hop bitterness throughout but not a punch in the face. Matched well with grains used. Easy to drink. Some caramel sweetness on the back end.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (471) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2015
Dark hazy amber. Delicious pine, resin and citrus aromas, with strong honey malt throughout the background. Prominent grapefruit in the taste, along with heaps of pine and some grassy notes, along with doughy bread. Dry, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good but more grapefruit than I normally like in an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (963) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2015
Cobrizo limpio y esta marfil. Aromas de fruta naranja. Melocotón. Cuerpo medio y meloso, con sabor maltosa de inicio, fruta naranja y final de amargor resinoso intenso

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHult (453) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Flaska delad med @msbrindbergs, tack! Klar bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust skum. Doftar bra humligt med tydlig maltbas. Riktigt smarrig!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmolle (11) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Dark hazy amber color, with floral/citrus aroma. Taste is piney with hints of citrus and even some rye. Leaves a bitter taste that leaves you wanting more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MSBrindbergs (615) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
Flaska, privatimporterad. Klar gyllenbrun i färgen med ett trevligt smutsvitt skum. Härlig muskig centennialdoft. Grapefrukt framträdande i smaken. Barsk beska som kanske känns lite ofräsch. Påminner en hel del om Sculpin, men lite "grövre" på något sätt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2601) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Medium amber and moderately heady pour with excellent clarity. An essence of caramel malts to begin but the pine hops introduce themselves fairly soon after that. Medium body. A hesitant malt sweetness at first that gives way to the pine and fuller hop bitterness at the end.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebeer (59) - - AUG 18, 2015
Big Eye - Ballast Point - bitter, bold, cloudy, amber red color, nose was o.k. but not overwhelming, nicely balanced with 7 ABV..., not my favorite one.....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wildbillvms (45) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
I tried an IPA years ago and found that I’m not a fan. My liquor store was offering samples of different Ballast point beers - The lager was mellow. But I bought a 6 pack of this. The flavors that come to mind are grapefruit and pineapple... I guess it’s hoppy along with that. I’m not a fan of citrus or hot peppers in my beer , but this is drinkable , compared to the last IPA? I’m going for my 2nd bottle , I might even explore other IPAs if I hear praise of a real good one?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2781) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2015
@ Stordirren 15-8-15: en diskret doft men en fin fyllig smak utan att sticka ut på något sätt. En stabil välbalanserad öl.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrettnjay (20) - - AUG 14, 2015
This beer turned our heads around 360. Just like the girl spinning her head in the Exorcist. In other words, NOT what we are used to in an initial impression of an IPA. A great appearance, in a nice nasty head. Hat’s off to this very unique IPA. A true craft beer that the more you tasted, the more it slid down without filling you up like other IPA’s do.


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