I had never heard of this brewery until I walked in to Gilly's looking for something different to try.
They recommended this. After that, a few of the beer snobs I trust also threw this out.
These guys must be becoming a thing.
Let's get ahead of the curve.
Look-An eye catching amber color.
Smell-Hops and something sweet in the nose.
Taste-The hops are smooth on the lips. It's very inviting. They never become too strong but are always there front and center. I also like the sweetness in the taste.
Mouthfeel-Medium bodied with a dry, hoppy finish.
Overall- I played it up in this review but this is a solid IPA. Not spectacular, but very solid. The hop flavor is good and I like how it never explodes in your mouth but maintains a prescence throughout. Don't break your back looking for it, but if you see it, pick up a bottle or six.
About Big Eye IPA:
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.