Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by CFHMagnet:
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A big "Thank You!" to output01x for this beer.
I started with a normal pour and quickly ended up speeding it up. This resulted in half a finger of banana creme colored head. The body is a murky dark amber color. The head thins out in a few minutes and tries but can't quit leave lacing clinging to the glass.
The smell on this baby is tropical. Mandarin oranges, mangos, a bit of pineapple, smells very good.
The flavor starts out to the nose with a variety of citrus and tropical fruits. A slight pine comes in for the transition, then it is smoothed out with some sweet malt that keeps this well balanced.
This beer was medium bodied, nice and creamy and almost bordered on syrupy. The carbonation helps smooth it out and keep it moving. It's a little dry on the end, but very refreshing overall.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2012 04:40:27 | More by CFHMagnet
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden light-orange color. Sudsy topper. Looks good. Could do without the frosted glass.
Pine, citrusy orange, apricot, and spicy floral notes. Lotta hoppy in the nose. Pale semi-sweet malty balance going on stung by a piquant alcohol odor.
Major pine, citrus, and spicy woodiness. A lot of bitterness, upfront, with a big malt punchiness. Excellently hoppy. A little bruising.
Mouthfeel is delightfully engaging. Carbonated well. Nice spiciness. Body has some crush to it. Points knocked for heavy heat.
Solid IPA. Not a typically West Coast, West Coast IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 00:33:32 | More by thecheapies
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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