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RATINGS: 1480   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (410) - Auckland, - NOV 23, 2012
I started, as I always do with a new beer, enjoying and savouring each sip (gulp) and with this I just ended up enjoying it as a quaffing beer. It’s sneakily very good. No over bitter, and no rush of under taste of hops and a fine balance of hops. If you like IPA you could do a lot worse than getting your own party in a bottle with one of these.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (864) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 24, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a golden amber with a thin white head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, hops, pine, resin and grapefruit. Similar floral aroma. Has a full body with a bitter and dry finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (593) - Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2014
A hazy copper beer with a small white head. The aroma is tropical, citrus, and pine. The flavor is nutty, piney, citrus, fairly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s.....Chicago.....pours a foggy orange with white head. Nose is pine and grapefruit.....taste is bold/bitter/smooth. Very smooth with sweeter middle and end. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cam_Dynamite (29) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours dark orange/Amber with a smallish white head. Aroma is pine and full on caramel/malt. Taste is malty upfront with grapefruit/citrus/pine and then a strong bitterness. I like the finish to it. Solid

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1940) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Pours a clear Amber with a thin white head. Floral pine and some citrus on the nose. Very hoppy. Finishes clean and dry. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (861) - PERU - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle - Pours a golden amber with a nice creamy head. A big nose of orange, pineapple and mango. Juicy mouth feel full of citrus followed by some hop bitterness. Great IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (65) - Minneapolis, - NOV 12, 2014
Wow, I’ve never had one of these before and it’s very tasty. Big citrus hoppy smell that tastes nice and refreshing going down then a long and crisp but not overly bitterness. Yum

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (321) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Excellent IPA with a dominant hop bitterness that manages to remain well kept in check by the body and creamy texture. Long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (235) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Deep, lightly clouded, red-orange-brown. Reasonable amount of frothy tan head. Molasses, some roasted notes, pine, some resin. Quite bitter, slightly sweet. Chewy, medium body, oily, quite effervescent, quite acidic. Alcohol reasonably upfront. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Pours amber color with a medium head. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Malt and hops are beautifully balanced. Taste is citrusy sweet, malty and transforms into a nice, hoppy, longlasting bitter finish. Very good IPA!


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