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RATINGS: 1568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Very nice foral and citrus and mango aroma that pours out clear amber. Large white head with loads of lacing that really lasts. Very smooth with distinct hop and malt flavor that hints of honey. Medium mouthfeel and mild hop bite aftertaste. I really enjoyed this IPA. I personally think it should be rated higher than the overall average. If you enjoy hops and a clean easy drinking smooth brew this one just might be the ticket.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (265) - USA - JUN 1, 2015
An excellent visual with the pour, a dark apricot colored liquid with a finger of off-white soft foam. The aroma is very pine driven with a balance of grapefruit and other light citrus to freshen the bitterness. The lightweight body is well carbonated, but not overly done and allows the brew to come alive on my tongue, imparting the flavor with ease. Great beer! I’ll make this a go-to brew for sure! Tasty and refreshing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (360) - HONG KONG - MAY 28, 2015
Clear amber pour. Off-white head with big bubbles and lots of streaky legs. Smells of woody hop, spiced malt, mineral/produce aisle. Taste is lemon, woody resinous hop, rye/spice malt. Body is lemony, medium, slick, quite fine. More malt than I expected. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (114) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -pours a clear amber with a big frothy white head -medium-high carbonation visible S: -Mango,Papaya,Melon,Orange,Mandarine with a big resin_y Note T: -Follows the nose completely plus grapefruit -pleasant bitterniss F: -medium body,medium carbonation O: Great IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solvaris (120) - - MAY 27, 2015
Frische, fruchtig hopfige Nase, typische Bitterkeit, Zitrusfrüchte, angenehm süffig und vollmundig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkBarnes (390) - Waterville, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2015
May 25, 2015; 12 oz. *can*. Lovely, orange-colored pour. Clean, white, bubbly head dissipating to 1/8" with moderate lacing. Truly-remarkable floral, piney aroma. Sturdy malt backbone. Not too sweet. A woodsy, satisfying IPA deserving of its high marks here; finest "new" IPA I’ve had in some time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (801) - - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Tropical fruit aroma with notes of grapefruit citrus hop and a little bit of sweet caramel. Pours copper colored with a large soapy off-white head with excellent retention and not much lacing. Starts with sweet tropical fruit and just a touch of caramel. Finishes very dry with grapefruit citrus and a slight pine resiny hop bitterness. Pretty good, but the sharp bitter finish put me off a little.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (986) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle bought at Bier-Deluxe.com. Tasted after Sculpin & Sculpin Grapefruit. Bad idea, since this one comes out much less. Very malty, almost sweet base, honey-like. Nice bitterness in the end. More balanced than the Sculpin’s, but I prefered the bitter erxoticness that those offer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (157) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2015
Tap - shows dark caramel brown with dark honey tones and a finger of clean white foam. The nose shows sweet tropical fruit and very faint pine resin notes. The palate shows much of the same with a low carbonation. Very fruit forward in flavor but balanced by a clean IPA bitterness. A good summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrol (41) - - MAY 18, 2015
Dark/golden pour. Very hoppy and resinous taste with piney finish. Very easy to drink. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neurbob (13) - - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle to tumbler. Dark golden, clear. Good head. Complex fruity aroma, mango, grapefruit, mild toast, pine, vanilla. Mild sweet, heavy complex bitter, long bitter finish. Medium body, medium carb, As good as Sculpin IMHO, just different hop profile. Solid West Coast IPA, quite bitter but more nuanced than some of the bigger names.

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