Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by JTahoe:
3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Clear amber gold with slightly surging foamy off-white head with small lace patches all over the glass.
S - Leafy hops with decent malt underneath.
T - Aggressive prickly hop bitterness kicks right up front. Lingering beneath I can discern tropical fruit, resinous pine, grapefruit pith, some juicy orange, and a base earthiness. The malt struggles to cut through the bitterness, but can be detected here and there. Alcohol has a higher presence than the ABV would indicate.
M - Crisp from start to finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Long dry aftertaste.
D - Fairly drinkable, though not as much balance as I prefer.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2009 15:44:29 | More by JTahoe
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: amber orange-gold and crystal clear; few fingers of ivory head easily achieved. Top lacing diminishing and then disappearing down the glass.
S: pine and citrus all at once - deep chewy resinous pine notes and juicier orange and grapefruit
T: like the nose, full of citrus and pine; malts bring something huskier, almost rustic, to the fore, along with some muted caramel sweetness.
M: light-medium, slim and slick; prominent bittering, some linger, some stick; drinkability high
O: whatta nice ale - kinda like a meeting point between typical gold-colored and brightly hopped IPAs with the darker, woodsier ones, like a Torpedo. From the brewers of Sculpin, this is a very nice IPA, certainly worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 21:27:15 | More by Greywulfken
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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