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RATINGS: 1451   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. Youíll revel in Big Eyeís 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 bittersóor 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Concentrated juicy citrus aroma with some grapefruit and hints of lemon. The malt smells dry and sweet. Tingly lemon/citrus with some grapefruit and that dry cake malt and then ending with a very nice and pleasing IPA bitterness. Definitely one of the best IPAís Iíve ever had.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Pours a dark golden amber color w/ full, semi creamy froth that slowly recedes to reveal its beautiful garter. Aromas of snappy citrus rind w/ an almost Lambic tart whiff. Very nice ! Full nectar w/ ample residual effers creates a velvety texture. This brew is balanced right off the bat. Nothing is over-riden here. Big malts meet snappy hops head on in a collision to create strongly flavored yet perfectly drinkable IPA. But, theres a twist, a twist of salted raspberry w/o the berry, just the RASP part. Like I said in the aroma. A Lambic tartness w/ salt. Freakin awsome. I could tell by first sip this was a classic. The finish is perfect w/ the asprin bittering mechanism that is sustained like The Edgesí guitar solos. Well balanced and thirst quenching. Connoisseurs Choice ! Highly recommended. ( I have to knock a bit off because itís only 6%, my only complaint. Should be 7%)

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba (1418) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of peach, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Every bit as good as I had remembered; big bitter grapefruit hop flavor. Just outstanding. You donít typically find flavor this big in a single IPA. At 6% you get most of the big hop flavor of a DIPA without the high alcohol. This is, to date, my favorite IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ColaKid (52) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2014
A perfect American IPA. Full bodies, complete hops, perfect bitterness and complexity. Am happy to pay the $22 a six pack at DMís for this magical beer. Would love to try the Sculpin, apparently itís even better than this!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mothergoose311 (25) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Outstanding IPA! Full hoppy flavor with citrus and pine notes. One of the best available!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 23, 2009 Tasted wedding night, one among many. My new favorite ipa. Great floral flavor, just the right amount of bitterness. No unpleasant weedy aftertaste. Needs another taste to pick apart. 4-23-09 Tasting it again to really analyze it, I still love it, itís still my favorite IPA. Maybe Iím biased from living in San Diego. Itís a great IPA with a heavily floral and resiny hop flavor that mirrors the aroma. I also recognize a nice roasty flavor that I didnít notice before. The finish leaves a bitter resiny pine taste. Very full, almost a bit syrupy mouth feel. This may have a different tinge since itís been "aged." I may have lost some of the impact of the fresh hops.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2009
Glorious dark copper color with thin micro-bubble head that retains well. Nose is sharp/prickly citrus, maybe orange peel or tangerine. Enticing nose for sure. On the palate is a notable (pleasant) black Darjeeling Tea taste from the malt sweetness with an ESB-like quality to the ale. This is very clean, refreshing, with most of the hop character towards the end. Creamy characteristic across the palate. The nice head probably enhances this (good foam onto the palate at first, especially). More body than expected. Finish is firm and somewhat dry with a smooth chalky, tea-like sweetness with hop dryness. Very satisfying! One of my favorite and more unique IPAís. Worth seeking out!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Barnaby (22) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Holy mackerel, this beer smells so good; grapefruit, tangy spice, lemon bright golden / amber hues with, disappointingly, no head at all nice carbonation and light on the tongue Definitely a hoppy beer. The hops are right up front, just like smelling a handful. The sweetness of the beer couldnít be better balanced with the hopps I would call this a PERFECT IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Powder_Beer (11) - Durango, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2010
golden amber color with a citrusy aroma. The initial taste is a little bitter, but it finishes smooth and tart. Its a full/ wet taste with a nice white head that laces throughout. The mouthfeel is wet. This is a full, smooth beer...this is what IPAís are all about!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigPumpkin (16) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2012
A wonderfully resinous beer, full of character. Full of piney hops, the exact thing I am looking for in an American IPA. Well done.


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