Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,873 | Reviews: 955 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
United Kingdom (England)
4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Slightly dull Amber with small springs of champagne bubbles and a creamy head. Looks fantastic.
S: Pungent caramel with an almost perfumey tropical fruit smell. Mango is the closest thing.
T: Bitter, with an almost earthy quality in the first few gulps. Upfront it has a very perfumey mango marmalade flavour. When swallowing you get a tart, bitter rindiness on the back of the palate. Perfect amount of sweetness to balance the bitterness. Being pedantic, it has a slight butteriness to it.
M: Just right although it's a bit sticky. Is that such a bad thing though?
O: I find that with these marmaladey hop bombs I'm blown away by the first few gulps and then get bored before I'm halfway through. Still, it tastes like a well crafted beer. I can see why people love these American hop bombs.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2013 13:57:38 | More by Hoppsbabo
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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 2,873 ratings.