Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.4/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. No bottling date.
Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of off white head that fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A juicy and ripe hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus fruit and some sweet malt. Upfront citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, apricot, tangerine, passion fruit, and lemon. Also some earthy hop hints of grass and some herbal pine resin. Bready malt background with hints of sweet caramel, grains, biscuit, yeast, and cracker. A very juicy and solid hoppy aroma.
Taste: Like the smell previews, a ripe and juicy hop forward IPA taste with big citrus fruit notes and a solid backing of bready malt. Upfront citrus hops with a taste of orange pulp, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, apricot, lemon, and passion fruit. Herbal hop notes of pine resin. Earthy notes of grassy hops. Bready malt presence with notes of sweet caramel, biscuit, grains, cracker, and yeast. Pretty upfront with the juicy hops. A very good IPA taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and fairly oily. Finishes pretty dry.
Overall: Another great American IPA from Ballast Point. Very similar to Sculpin with its citrus forward West Coast taste. Maybe a little more laid back and more malty? Will need to do a side by side. Both are great.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2013 07:05:38 | More by MattyG85
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