Ginger Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.34/5 rDev -18.3%
Clear orangey amber with a hint of rose. Modest foam in the pint shaker. From the very first sip the ginger makes its presence known-- hot and spicy. The other sensation is how dry this is. It's quite sharp and lacks even a hint of sweetness. The malt provides some body, though. The ginger flavor is good but the hops are a one-dimensional bitter burn.
This flattens out considerably in the carbonation department. The heat from the ginger is interesting, but overall this is really tart and a little harsh. Drank this at Fathom on Shelter Island while waiting for the big cruise ship to sail by.
02-23-2014 07:09:38 | More by mactrail
3.8/5 rDev -7.1%
Poured on-tap at Ballast Point in San Diego, Calif. Reviewed from notes.
A- Creamy finger width head. Longer retention. Fluffy lacing.
S- Citrusy hops, ginger is heavy, some soapiness, grapefruit, light crisp smells.
T- Some bitter hops, but the ginger comes up and bites in the end. Still very subtle flavor.
M- Smooth and creamy feel with a bite of carbonation.
O- The ginger isn't strong, but it is present. I feel this could have been done better.
11-17-2012 00:20:59 | More by Murrhey
4.23/5 rDev +3.4%
On-tap at Ballast Point's Old Grove location. Poured into a tulip glass.
A- Pours a clear copper orange, produces a finger of creamy beige head, great retention, good lacing.
S- Ginger aroma is amazing, very bright, potent blend of freshly chopped ginger and citric hops. I really can't believe how much ginger aroma is packed into this beer.
T- Very hoppy, citric grapefruit and pine, the ginger is prominent here again, but works closely with the hops, lending some spicy and well... ginger flavors. Excellent call on using ginger as an ingredient, it complements the fruitiness and bitterness of the hops really nicely.
M- Medium-bodied, smooth, dry feel, a tiny bit of spice in the finish.
O- An awesome beer, finished an 8 oz pour easily, a damn good idea and well-executed.
06-23-2012 03:01:46 | More by WillCarrera
Ginger Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.