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RATINGS: 1436   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (292) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Now this is a balanced ipa. At least as balanced as I like it. Has big malt presence like English/ traditional ipa but the hops still won't let that malt backbone win out. Which is wonderful. Bitter. The kind that sticks with you. Not the smoothest but gets high marks for the hop and malt play present! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (526) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a clear and carbonated rust orange. Aroma is a mix of floral, citrus hops, and pine. A big hop bomb to start with citrus, pine, fruit, and some malts to follow. A strong bitter fruity hop aftertaste that is slightly sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2185) - NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, july 25th 2014. Clear orange body, foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine and citrus fruits, light sweet malt taste with a late dry fruity hop hop finish. Excellent balanced yet hoppy IPA

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1587) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber, slight haze, sparkling, dense foamy off-white head. Aroma is soft lemon, digestive biscuit, something vaguely floral - maybe pollen. Body is medium, mid-carbonation, foamy in the mouth. Taste is lemon, grapefruit, pine, resin, background toffee Centennial hop sweetness. Overall impression is minty. Finishes fairly bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sjohnny (365) - - AUG 16, 2014
Lots of pine and resin with a backdrop of fruit - apricot, peach. Pours a clearish gold with a thick foamy off white head that lasts for days. Fairly light mouthfeel. Piney. Earthy. A little bit of bitter edge but with a lingering softness in the finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1659) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle picked up at GBBF 2014. Pours a slightly dark orange amber with a white head. Light caramel, slightly floral/perfume grass aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Good, big solid bitterness on this... Nice and dry with tangerine, a little mango, pine and dry woody resin. Tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3605) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
8th July 2014: Orange County, on my daughters balcony. The bottle poured out a golden/orange/amber brew with a full but thin beige head. Hops lead the way with citrus notes filling both your nose and taste buds. For me this was too much on the lemon side, not my scene really. Nothing wrong with this, just not my cup of beer. medium bodied and refreshing enough I suppose. Scored objectively.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (876) - USA - AUG 7, 2014
Clear golden with a thick white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops with just a hint of pine. Flavor is grapefruit again with a bit of dry pine hops in the finish. Very drinkable, and quite good with spicy food. Brings out the natural fruitiness. Could use a touch more malt to round out the body, it’s just a bit thin. Wife: 4.1

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
bottle, from a dan murphys on the central coast. amber with a lingering white head; aroma of juicy fruit chewing gum; mellow texture; medium bitterness, some pine and menthol; decent stuff

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
[Bottle] Bright amber in color. Fizzy head recedes quickly in the glass. Nice hoppy nose includes a mix of pine and citrus with some juniper mixed in. Dry and hoppy throughout. Lighter floral and grainy notes are overpowered by heavy grapefruit zest flavors. Backbone of caramel and biscuit also shine through. A nice IPA overall. Pretty basic, but well done.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
This 12 ounce can is a bit old so bare that in mind for the rating. Appearance is excellent big head that lasts with good amount of lacing. Aroma is mainly malty with a touch of piney resin. Taste is piney bitterness with just a touch of floral hop flavor. A good amount of bready and some caramel malt. Palate is dry bitter and mild carbonation. Overall a slightly better than average West Coast IPA. Will update when I can get a fresher example.


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