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RATINGS: 1416   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
klas (231) - - JUN 27, 2012
Great aroma from american hops. Massive dry hopping. Golden, white foam. Medium sweetness, very bitter taste. Bitter, long finish. Great IPA, bought at the Homebrew mart in San Diego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (578) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from Saveur-Biere, FR - Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy blast, with grassy and caramel. Taste: hoppy taste, with grassy domination. Aftertaste: wet bitterness with caramel notes with black pepper taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (432) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle - pours deep hazy orange with a big white head. Sweet malt, orange, stone fruit, berries and leather, lots going on with the aroma, changes down the glass as it warms a bit. Bitter upfront then the hit of orange and malt and a bitterness at the side of the tongue . Mouthfeel is creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch wunderbar nach tropischen Früchten, sehr malzig fruchtig, Karamell. Geschmack sehr hopfig, kräftig malzig, leicht bitter, tropische Früchte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (73) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange with a large foamy head. Aroma of caramel malt, grapefruit, orange, resin. Flavour is grapefruit, pine, caramel malt, orange. Very dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12 oz single bottle from Roths Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $2.00 Clear burnished orange colour with a nice half inch thick creamy off white head. Nice spicy, fruity hop aromas.Slighly toffee like malts. Taste is better than the aroma, thick caramel/toffee malt flavours vie with nice spicy/piney hops..nice. Nice mouth feel also its quite heavy for style but its very inviting on the tongue and the long lasting hop after taste is welcome. Very nice IPA. This might sound crazy, but I am beginning to see a slight split in IPAs from S.Cali and those from N.Cali,Oregon and WA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalfaro86 (235) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 26, 2014
Pours an amber brew with a medium white head with poor retention, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with peach, pine, citrics and caramel, medium bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Good ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (295) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
12 oz bottle, bottled June 5th 2014, poured into a pint glass. Appearance-Pours a clear golden orange with a pinky of off white head that leaves moderate lacing. Looks nice. Aroma-This beer is fruit forward. Typical tropical fruit IPA flavors are there. Pineapple, mango, and oranges. There is resin and slight alcohol as well. Taste-Up front I am hit with an instant blast of pine resin. There are juicy citric flavors, most notably grapefruit, with a bit of caramel sweetness to round it out. Palate-It is somewhat juicy to start and finishes very dry. Overall-This is a good IPA. The alcohol is a bit too high to make it a session beer, but I could go for a few anytime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donniemillan (30) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
It pours a brown orange, decent that lasts with some lacing. It has the sweet malt smell of a strong ale. The taste is that initial malt sweetness but a long hops finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scipio (679) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a clear, lighter red with a medium, lingering white head. Aroma is a good combination of malts and citrus. It contains pine, caramel, grapefruit, apricot, and mango. The taste has hints of sweetness and is quite bitter. There is lots of pine, grapefruit, and floral hops. Fruity impressions found in the nose are still found, including the apricot and mango. Minor caramel and lemon are here as well. Medium in body, a slick yet slightly sticky texture, with some lively carbonation. This one is rather refreshing to drink. Overall, I find this to be a first class IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3584) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2014
355ml bottle [7.0% abv]. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Cleaned, piney, hoppy aroma, hints of orange zest, a sweaty, purulence-like touch of resin. Taste is dry, bitter hoppy, slightly astringent, piney, dry caramel malty basis; background-ish cheesy, sweaty, purulence-like resin touch. Crisp bitter hoppy, cleaned, engineered and sophisticated to the extreme, absolutely pushed to the limits of this California style IPA ideal and definitely one of the best examples thereof known to me. I can see the demand behind this ideal, but would personally still prefer the direction driven by, e.g., The Kernel, exploring hop characteristics in a more dirty, contingent, less controlled way, thereby exposing explicit fruity hop notes in well-nigh unrivalled quality.

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