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Ginger Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ginger Big Eye IPA
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Deuane on 09-12-2008

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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 6
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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If you like pickled ginger with your sushi, this is your beer. Awesome.

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Ginger Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.