RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bright golden orange color, big citrus hop nose, immediate hop bitter upfront that leads to a nice malt balance and finishes long and dry, made with Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe and Amarillo hops backed by Munich Caramel and Pale Ale malts.
2007 vintage: 9.6% abv (draught only)
2012 vintage: 8.9% and 8.2% abv

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3.7
ebone1988 (2126) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Aroma is light, malty, some grapefruit. Appearance is orange, white head. Taste is hoppy, bitter, a sour apple. Mouthfeel is nice, soft, thick, flavor hangs. Overall, much better than expected. Leinenkugel is usually terrible.

4
koleminer20 (3978) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 07.14.14 with an 8.2% ABV. The pour is a darker coppery gold with some good suspended sediment. There isn't much head to speak of and what can be induced fades a little quickly leaving some spotty lace. The aroma is nice and hoppy on the front end with a strong citrus presence in the middle and a lightly malty back end. There is also a touch of pine that seems to grow as the beer warms. The flavor is a little more of a malty bitterness going on, but the hops are definitely present. There is a good citrus body, but it's lacking the dominant hoppiness that the aroma offers. The mouth feel is pretty decent and there is a light carbonation that is pretty good. The aftertaste is a little bitter, but a touch citrusy, and lingeringly bitter. I'm a surprising fan! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
scotchzombie (612) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours hazy and butterscotched brown with a finely bubbled off-white head that fades. Aroma is sweet mango, marmalade and caramel malt. Taste is grapefruit with floral notes on a solid bed of mildly carameled malt. Finish brings in astringent citrus and dryness. Aftertaste is bitter and echoes of alcohol. A finely calibrated classic tasting IIPA. No big surprises. Sweetness of taste is dialed down and subservient to the bitter notes. Pretty well-balanced.

3.8
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Glowing orange, hazy on the inside. Not much head, but rather a frost that sits atop. Boozy aroma. Grassy hop aroma, soil-like malts. Touch of paint thinner/lacquer. The flavor is more booze. Notes of bubblegum and marshmallow, of all things. The hops are very potent, high-alpha stuff. They really have a pungent flavor, with that "onion" hop. The feel is almost fluffy it’s so thick. I can’t believe this is made in the same place where they make Sunset Wheat! It’s a real beast, one per day is probably enough.

4
joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 30, 2014
Had a glass on tap at the Horse and Plow in Kohler. Tasty, if run if the mill IIPA.

3.9
mmmbeer (1429) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle from 4 pak served in tumbler- poured a darkened orange color with tints of copper. Some frog eyes upon the surface with a thin white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of hops (mostly pine), some caramel, and maple hidden throughout. Hits the mouth with a medium body but with some width, malt is not entirely drowned in caramel and sweetness- although it’s still there, middle has a very nice big hop wave, finish is sticky, cloying, and acidic with an ever slight note of maple that lingers. Very nicely done- thanks for making me miss up north more than I already do.

3.3
chinchill (5319) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12oz bottle served in a small tulip glass. Clear dark amber with a decent head. Quite mild for style, and even mild for an IPA. For me it has excellent balance. Partially hidden higher ABV seems to be only about 5-6%. Fruity with some grapefruit in the finish and afyertaste but a touch sweet up front. Weak aftertaste for style.

4.2
TH28 (478) - - JUN 14, 2014
Appearance is deep golden an clean with a small, creamy foam cap that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a strong mix of citrus, pine, grass, pineapple, and rich caramel malt. Taste is a deep rich caramel, giving way to a strong but well balanced hop bite with flavors of pine, grass, and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice creamy body and low carbonation. Finishes very well balanced for a double IPA, with no lingering harsh hop bitterness. Leaves you wanting another drink. Well done.

4.6
David46 (14) - St Matthews, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2014
I just had a short taste of this very good IPA at a beer festival last weekend. I didn’t know about Big Eddy beer by Leinenkugel. I will add to my rating after I have a chance to drink more, which I hope will be soon.

3.7
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a bright golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. A nice example of a DIPA.


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