Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,865 | Reviews: 955 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JWU:
4.08/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into a curved pint glass
A- a crystal clear amber/orange, with a finger of bright white head. Nice lacing down the glass.
S- a light biscuity malt backbone is beaten back by big notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and an almost minty hop note.
T- a little malt sweetness at the front gives way to big citric hop notes, with perhaps a touch of earthy and piney hops, but I get mostly the grapefruit/pineapple/orange/tangerine. I really enjoy the complexity of the hops on this one, even though they are mainly citric in nature. A long, dry, bitter finish. (the bitterness holds on just a bit long) Pretty much like biting into a red grapefruit.
M- creamy up front, and long and dry on the end. Perhaps the dryness overpowers just a bit. Medium-light body, and moderate carpbonation.
O- a very good IPA, and a nice change of pace to the big malty examples of the style I've had recently.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2012 21:02:56 | More by JWU
More User Reviews:
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 2,865 ratings.