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RATINGS: 1375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1307) - Sydney, - JUN 9, 2012
Dominated by bright orange zest and musk aromas and flavours, some nice maltiness, bit of diacetyl slickness, mixture of bitterness, malt sweetness and chewing-on-a-teabag dryhop astringency to finish. Easy drinking, not too caramelly or piney, but not too complex either.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2014
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours amber with thin white head and some lace. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, pine, lemon. Medium body. Decent hoppy flavor – citrus mostly with some pine with a strong malty backbone. Haven’t had this one in a while and I don’t think this is the freshest one I’ve had. I don’t recall this being this malty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (106) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2014
First beer i have tried by this brewery....above average india pale ale...balance is good...not to bitter..will buy again for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5125) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2014
65cl, at 7%Vol, American brew, thx to tderoeck!, complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly malty/sweet, balanced, clear, good head, good brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (862) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
(Bottle) Clear amber with no head. Pleasant pine and citrus aroma. Medium body with light carbonation. Nicely balanced flavours at the start with gentle caramel and citrus, then the hops start to steadily build more aggressive tastes for a good bitter finish. A nice IPA with good hoppy bitterness, but not over the top.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cafgen (71) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
Almost the same as the sculpin IPA. However, this one has a less hoppy predominance in both smell and taste. Is a good IPA. Color is light amber. Aroma is citrus and hoppy. Taste is citrus with a nice bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ippopotamo36 (34) - - APR 5, 2014
Amber and clear. Great color. Nose of bitter and grassy notes, American hops! Bitter ending cut compared to Sculpin otherwise very close to it. Lovely beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arnold931 (195) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. It pours golden with a nice white head. Nose is citrusy, floral and malts. Grapefruit is the overall flavor. I like this IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brian_ch (5) - - APR 4, 2014 does not count
Bottle. My second offering from Ballast Point (first was Sculpin). Minimal head, piney scent, nice hop taste, slight butter finish. Overall good IPA. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (75) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours a coppery orange with a thin white head. Aroma is pine, citrus fruits, passionfruit, sweet malt. Taste is tangy, a bit sweet, piney hops. Flavor is sweet up front, bitter on the finish.. nice effect. Medium body + carbonation. Well balanced

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (36) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
This tasted similar to the Sculpin offering, with a bit more bitter and dryness. I enjoyed it pretty much equally, but would say Sculpin gets a slight edge. Still lots of fruitiness present with mango, lemon, possibly some pineapple in there as well. Nice hop taste is present with bitterness, which I enjoy. I’m hoping to grab some more Ballast Point offerings soon!


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