Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by KingSlender:
4.22/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ballast Point's Big Eye IPA is one of the best IPA's in Southern Cal. I usually try and keep my fridge stocked with Big Eye along with some of Ballast Point's other brews, such as Yellow Tail Pale and Calico Red. Big Eye pours a dark orange and gives off a HUGE hop nose immediately out of the bottle. A thick, creamy off-white head accompanies the orange nectar very well. The taste comes at you quick and strong with citrus hooks and hop jabs. The hop comes into play throughout the sipping excursion and seems to rest on the back of the tongue between drinks. This is a big and bold IPA and hop heads will enjoy it's bounty.
The King recommends drinking this beer with a Bar-b-que chicken pizza.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2004 23:30:01 | More by KingSlender
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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 2,865 ratings.