RATINGS: 1743   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Big Eye IPA is a big hoppy brew, thanks to the abundance of American Columbus and Centennial varieties we use to flavor and dry hop. While the English originally added extra hops to preserve their beers for sea travel, we do it for the love of all that bold, intense flavor that makes India Pale Ale one of our favorite styles.

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3.5
DSG (15118) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Re-rate 2/22/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Dagan. Hazy deep golden. Hoppy floral aroma with some citrus. Fruity hoppy flavor with a pleasant bitter finish. Medium-bodied. A nice IPA. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

Bottle. Clear amber color with a medium off- white head. Hoppy aroma of flowers, grapefruit, some tropical fruits, a bit of piney notes and light maltiness. Flavor has a bit of biscuity/caramelly malt sweetness but it is buried under a thick layer of grapefruity, piney & resinous bitter hops. Very long bitter aftertaste. Medium-bodied. Quite nice. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

4.1
thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Poured from the bottle, this is a good ipa. Lots of flavour, not watery at all. Very good ipa.

3.8
bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Poured into an english pint glass. Color is a light copper with thin white head. Aroma is mild floral hops. Flavor is similar with light maltiness and mild hops. Palate is medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall a nice IPA that is well balanced.

4
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2011
12 oz. bottle from somewhere. Ar: The nose on this one opens up with a boatload of orange zest, mild pine. No bottle date found but this one smells very fresh. Ap: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a pillowy manila head that leaves excellent rings of lace. T: Nice mild sweetness up front, big hop wallop on the finish. Finish recalls the same fresh orange zest as is present in the aroma, with a bit more resin. P: Medium palate for an IPA, nice moderate level of carbonation. O: I had been craving a great IPA for some time now and this one definitely qualifies.

3.8
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2011
Just what I want from an Am IPA, noticeable hops in both aroma and taste, good bitterness mainly on the finish, only problem it went down quicker than I thought.

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13718) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest. Pours clear and sparkling copper with a medium, creamy cream colored head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toast, caramel, biscuit), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol and apricot. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with medium malt body and notes of alcohol. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.

4.3
galensmith (29) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a light amber color, slightly cloudy, white fluffy head. Gorgeous hop aromas with hints of citrus. Then it got really good! Perfect balance of bitterness and hops, made more astounding by the fact that the beer boasts a modest 55 IBUs and 6% ABV. A true testament to craft brewing! I cannot wait to try more from Ballast!

3.7
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2011
bottle...big florals and soapiness all around. heavy pine comes through in the flavor..insanely fresh and delcious

3.4
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Time to rate another SD classic. Perfect pour from bottle into regular pint glass, with 1" head bringing it exactly level to rim. Great lacing marks each sip. Aroma of pine, flowers, and honey. Mouthfeel is medium-wet to low-syrupy. Through the middle, the flavor is a tug-of-war between sweet and bitter, but in the finish, bitter wins, sticking to the palate for a while. Stage 5 clinger of a finish, wow. Kind of nice, though, and I’d probably appreciate it more with food. Good stuff.

3.7
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle. Poured a dark orange color with a smaller white head. Left lacing on the side of the glass as it went. Aroma was hoppy. Spruce and pines up front. Grapefruit and citrus also present. Flavor was well balanced. Floral, grass and hops. Malty backbone with a nice hop finish. Good beer.


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