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RATINGS: 1612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

Star80's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Star80 (40) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Very fresh sample. New to Illinois. Pours out a deep copper color with a very sticky head. Smells like pine resin grapefruit touch of fruity zest. The taste is a blast of grapefruit and pine with a very bitter aftertaste. I like my IPAs bitter but this one's a bit rough around the edges. Mouthfeel is rich and full. Overall a good beer marred a bit by some harsh hop flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MSBrindbergs (608) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2591) - 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.

   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.....

   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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2765) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrettnjay (18) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1057) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Clear and copper in color, nice foamy off white head that left beautiful lacing all over the glass. Aroma of citrus fruit, hops and some malts. Taste is consistent, bitter and hoppy but with a nice malty backbone. Very bitter finish, however it is quite refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergaard (236) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
Bitter, hoppy grape fruit and pine character and a malty backbone. Not bad , but not that interesting either

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Cn enjoyed by the pool. A malty IPA, showcases malts before hops. Very similar to hoes before bros im afraid, Something that should never be done. Bummer.

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