Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by CharlesRiver:
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz standard brown bottle, capped. Pours out a beautiful copper color with a solid white head that lasts and lasts. One of the best looking bottled beers I have seen in awhile.
Smell is lovely, pine and spice notes. Lots of sweet apple and malt coming through as well.
First thing I notice about the taste is how smooth it is. Rows and rows of flavors just keep coming at you. Beginning is piney and sweet giving way to some smokey notes. Finishes with tons of glorious bitterness that goes on and on. A solid 30-40 second aftertaste.
This is a wonderful beer. My first from Ballast but not my last. So full of layers of flavor yet retains is drinkability. Reminds me a lot of SN Celebration. Bravo Ballast Point!
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2008 23:22:08 | More by CharlesRiver
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