Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
4.23/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pouring to an orange/tan color, Big Eye produces a small amount of foam and a nose that is citrus- like with bread, flowers, and pine in the background. The body of the beer is clear, but I did notice some very small particles floating within.
This beer has a very pleasant IPA flavor profile. The tastes of grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine make their presence known, backed by flavors of toasted malt, pine, and a hint of caramel. The flavor is balanced nicely for the style, but the taste that dominates is the citrus. No matter how much I try to focus on other flavors, my attention continues to come back to the flavors of fruit. The fruit sensation is the taste I notice and remember best with each passing sip.
This is a very clean, very likeable IPA that reminds me of several other west coast versions of the style. It has a very juicy, very tasty hop flavor profile that will thrill hopheads and I find myself enjoying my second bottle even more than my first. Great to find Ballast Point beers in my local stores now and I can’t wait to try more.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 05:13:28 | More by BryanCarey
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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.