RATINGS: 1735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 71   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
A good tasting IPA, slight floral hop aroma, amber pout, off white head with good lacing. Good hoppy flavor, excellent CO2, medium body bitter finish. Well-balanced, any IPA that could put a smile on my face while drink, is ok by me. This is one of them.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Citrus hops with malt backbone in the aroma on this clear amber pour with a white top. Hops with a sweetness then bitter then sweet spicy finish after it touches the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
Tap at brewdog. Golden yellow with white head. Nice hop profile, quite fruity, little malt comes through. Long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2011 On keg at the BrewDog Bars in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Pours a golden colour with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of mango, peach, pine and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nicely bitter and fresh tasting. Great!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rustbucket0873 (390) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2011
pours a amber color with a white head that does not dissipate. the aroma is hops, rasines, citrus, and pine. the flavor is very malty with caramel and toffee, along with piney flavors, grapefruit, and some other citrus. this bottle had sediment in it which looks like yeast, leads me to believe that the bottle was conditioned. Overall this is very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1051) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
I usually have this on draft (or growler fill) locally, but this rating from a 12 ounce bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar ($1.79). Pours a sunset orange-red with two fingers of nice frothy white head. Aroma has a hoppy side with mostly sweet fruity notes...but also a very malty side with sweet grains and some caramel. Flavor likewise has a significant caramel malty-sweetness on top of a mild hop bitterness (notes of sweet citrus and some earthy pine). Sweeter and not as outright hoppy as many of our local San Diego IPAs, but I do think Big Eye comes across as hoppier on tap versus the bottle. (800, 608)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cakes (414) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2011
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear dark copper color with a frothyceeamy white head that would not go away - with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish. An interesting brew with a disticnt taste. Not a "me too" IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3607) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 [8/11] Bottle. Amber with an off-white head. Some small particles. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, soap, pine. Quite sweet with caramel, some toasted notes. More orange than grapefruit citrus, decent whack of pine. Less hop bitterness than hop aromas - liked the balance. Soapy note in the nose didnt show up at all in drinking it. Almost certainly not at its best, but pretty good. 6 3 8 4 15 =3.6

[5/12] Bottle, 8C. This time an "official" import. Clear amber with a large near-white head. Low bead. Grapefruit and pine aroma with caramel and a little soap. Oily and a little undercarbonated for mine. Citrus, some peach, caramel sweetness, solid bitter finish with pine and grapefruit. And with the "fresher" bottle, some of the soap shows up in the finish; more so if it warms up. [3.6]

[6/14] And this one really seems a bit fresher. No soap, very clean. Not punchy but certainly zesty citrus. Plainish light caramel with plenty of citrus flavours, a little pine and a dry bitter finish. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bernatbeer (420) - barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2011
bebida en beer city,san francisco. Cuerpo robusto por solo tener 6% grados de alcohol,bien equilibrada,parece centennial. otra maravilla de ballast point.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. About inches of head with a small amount of lacing and some film on the sides. Both stayed on the glass throughout. Color was caramel amber. Lots of different smells that come together nicely. Strongest odor was hops. Caramel seems to be the next strongest smell and comes through the middle. On the outside was pine, citrus and grapefruit. Taste was a lot different than the smell, save the caramel. The caramel came through first, but wasnt nearly as strong as the smell. The aftertaste was dominated by a hoppy, alcohol bite. Bitter finish with the pine/citrus taste trailing on the sides. The beer grew on me after the first few sips. Refreshing and somewhat smooth. Pleasantly bitter taste on the tongue. Moderate carbonation. A decent beer overall. It really grew on me on as it went on. Id give it another shot.


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