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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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 2,870 ratings.