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RATINGS: 1466   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fsouth25 (19) - - OCT 17, 2013
ripe and juicy hop forward IPA taste with big citrus fruit notes and a solid backing of bready malt. Upfront citrus hops with a taste of orange pulp, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, apricot, lemon, and passion fruit. Herbal hop notes of pine resin. Earthy notes of grassy hops. Bready malt presence with notes of sweet caramel, biscuit, grains, cracker, and yeast. Pretty upfront with the juicy hops. A very good IPA taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
phikus (59) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Almost amber in color. This had a light west coast hop aroma with the malt being slightly detectable. Nothing standout but a good IPA. My problem was both times I bought this in bottles the beer would go almost flat before finishing my glass

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1370) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: intense flowers, light resin, some grain and bread malts, light caramel. Appearance: clear amber, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, flowers, light spruce, dry finish. Overall: very nice IPA, nice aroma. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1373) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours amber with a thick head that fades slowly. Aroma is sugar, pine caramel, light citrus. It’s been awhile since I’ve had Sculpin...but this reminds me of a more piney, much more malty version of that. Lots of roasted caramel notes. Big, sticky pine finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2257) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Some of the smoother, lighter hops but still robust enough to tingle the taste buds. Orange copper body with small creamy head. Overall citrusy nature, but allowing the malts to shine through. All around great IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1742) - - OCT 12, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep-golden amber color with a one finger head of just off white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a tons of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma of the brew is quite heavy of pine and grapefruit hops with the pine being the biggest and giving a very resinous smell overall. Along with the hops comes some aromas of a bready and slightly crackery nature as well as a hint of a grassy smell being there as well. Taste – The taste begins rather bready and more fruity flavored with tangerine, some peach and apricot, as well as some mango like flavors all being there and mixing with a decent showing of a grapefruit hop presence. As the taste advances the grapefruit stays strong, but is joined by some other hop flavors of a pine and earthy nature. While these two hops begin rather light they both gain intensity as the flavor advances with the pine really stepping it up. While the pine increases it can never really out compete the grapefruit hop however. With the fruity flavors fading a bit and some light crackery flavors coming to the tongue, one is left with a moderately sweet and bitter grapefruit but moderately resinous flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower to average side. For the mix of fruity, malty, and blend of grapefruit and resinous hop, the feel is very nice creating a thick and robust base for all the flavors to be taking in rather well. Overall – This was a tasty brew. Ballast Point knows there IPA’s well, at least from what I can gather from the Big eye and Sculpin. While the Sculpin may beat this one out by a bit, this one is very nice none the less, and depending on my mood, may give Sculpin a run for its money.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (162) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
What a delicious IPA. Big hop aroma and flavours, pleasant balanced bitterness. Surprisingly, at the time of writing it’s available in Australia at Dan Murphy’s and BWS, the big sellers, which makes it very accessible. It’s definitely the best IPA you can buy in these stores.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (72) - - OCT 3, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Nose has rich aromas of grass, citrus ans pine. Bitter resin and pine with a long, smooth after taste. A good but not outstanding IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastmaster (290) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Drinking while cooking some made it in the beans so I’m only rating 3/4 of the bottle. Pour is semi permiable orange tan. Big lacy head. Pretty beer. Great aroma. Big hops. Pinecone, pine needles, pine, orange and other citrus fruit. Medium body. Bitter blends will worth the malt to balance this aromatic beer. Not quite drinking hops, but close. Very palatable. Good solid ipa

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marchand317 (4) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2014 does not count
A bitter ipa with plenty of hops and flavor. Strong bitter aftertaste that hangs on after you sip! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (313) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Overall, it’s a pretty good ipa--nothing real over the top or characteristics that standout; however, it is pretty bitter. The aroma is deep and grassy. The taste is grassy with notes of piney resin--not as citrusy as other ipa’s. Finish is bitter and faintly soapy. Like I said it’s pretty good...Solid showing.


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