RATINGS: 1755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1459) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2011
12 oz bottle. This one pours a mostly clear, hazy golden orange color and topped by a thick mountain of cream colored foam at the end that shows great retention. Sticky lacing coats the glass nicely. The aroma shows sweet caramel and buttery toffee malts to go with the bitter grapefruit and grassy hop bitterness in the background. The flavor follows suit and is very thick with the sweet caramel and creamy, toffee malts showing up front followed by orange and grapefruit hop bitterness that cuts into some of the sweetness. Nearly full bodied and creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation that leads to a lengthy, bitter finish. Nice flavor for sure, but this sits just a touch on the heavy side for me. Not sure how fresh my bottle was to know if that affected it. Still a solid ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oobawa (1193) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2017 Solid west coast IPA, but not distinctive enough to stick out among the sea of competitors (no pun intended. Oh hell, maybe it was.) Very dry and resinous, yet the malts are big enough to pad the hops as the beer fades into a long, loitering finish. Looks and feels well enough, but, again, Im getting picky along with snobbish, and, as good as Big Eye may be, theres plenty better for the same price or less. (10/08)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2011
Deep amber, off-white head. Intense, fruity, hoppy nose, apricots, peaches, floral, herbs, orange peel, pine resin, citrus marmalade. Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness. Very rich, hop explosion, apricots, resin, pine needles, grapefruit, orange peel, floral. Very complex, and powerful. Long, dry, bitter finish. (2011-05-21)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2011
On tap at UJs. Pours copper with white head. Pine, grass, spice. A bit acidic in addition to sour. A nice IPA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Pours a nice hazy bronze into a shaker. Lacing is sticky before a thin head. Hops and grapefruit come to the nose, with a touch of spice. This beer was very bitter, and before it became almost too much, a good syrupy malty undertone put it in check. I was surprised that such a beer could be so enjoyable. For those who arent sure about IPAs, this is one worth considering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2929) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine & More in Stuart. Pours orangey-brown with a lot of carbonation under the surface. Aroma is pine, strong woodiness, some fruit, some caramel. Taste is somewhat sweet, pine, grapefruit with a solid malt presence. Quite bitter but with a sugary presence. Short finish with some alcohol. Interesting bitterness with the malt yet very quaffable. I would have liked more of the fruit presence of Sculpin added to this for more robust flavoring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy dark orange and amber with a 2-finger beige and orange-tinged head. Aromas of pine, earth, caramel, and roasty cocoa. The flavor is bitter piney hops and mango flesh, sweet malt, bitter roasted cocca, and citrus peel and pepper in the finish. Good stuff. [688]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Pours nice copper color with light tan head and a little lace. Great hops in taste and aroma. An all around great IPA with an awesome dry, bitter hoppy flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2011
Another solid IPA, some yeast sediment leftover in the beer, nice head retention, very bitter, high ABV but cannot detect, more bitter than anything else, nice if you like a bitter dry IPA with a good malt backbone.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 96 97 98  99  100 101 102 » 176
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5