Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,791 | Reviews: 951 | 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:
4.05/5 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
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,791 ratings.