Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerAndBourbon:
4.13/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A. Pours a clear orange with a one finger creamy white head that dissipates leaving tons of residual lacing clinging to the glass.
S. Tons of citrus hops on the nose - quite a beautiful combination of orange, grapefruit, and lemon zest. Some caramel aromas break out as it warms.
T. Very bitter initially. Toffee and caramel malt flavors come in to balance out the flavor. Some orange zest gets mingled with the caramel and gives way to some lemon zest. A very interesting mix of sweet and bitter flavors dancing back and forth on the palate. I quite enjoy this.
M. Medium body with a fairly high level of somewhat biting carbonation. Clears the palate nicely.
D. It's very interesting how the flavors play with each other, but by the end of the bottle it's almost like a wrestling match on your tongue, which is to say not terribly pleasant. That said I did enjoy this beer - I just wish I'd consumed it a bit quicker and slightly colder.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2010 05:19:53 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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4.53/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv.
Appearance: The body has an orange amber color with a light haze and lively carbonation flowing up to the head. It’s head slowly settles from tall thick and creamy off white foam. A light coving holds on till the last sip.
Smell: This is one of the highlights of this beer. It is full of floral, citrusy orange and sweet tropical fruity notes of papaya and mango.
Taste / Palate: On the tongue hop bitterness is king. The flavor is darker and more bitter than the nose suggested. The malt lays down a nice sweet bready base but the hops quickly take over with orange pith and deep resinous bitterness which hangs on long into the finish. The palate feels right on and balanced with good lively carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 07:18:53 | More by generallee
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,866 ratings.