Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle: solid brown 355mL bottle with a cool label.
Appearance: mid orange-amber in colour with moderate-to-higher carbonation streaming from the bottom. A big, frothy head drops to a thin cap fairly quickly with limited lacing.
Aroma: a very strong smelling IPA, per the American style. As usual there are some flavour notes coming across - particularly citric hops - but is drowned by the hop bitterness.
Taste: a big and powerful AIPA, with those citric hops up front and some pine backing up.
Aftertaste: lingers quite nicely, without the harsh bitterness that can affect the aftertaste on so many AIPAs. The flavours are actually distinguishable with Big Eye as opposed to simply puckering the mouth, which impresses.
Mouth feel: some weight behind it, but it feels medium bodied. The steady carbonation carries the flavour well.
Overall: if you want a big American IPA, this is a good one to choose. Reasonably priced and with a good combination of different hops, it's a good choice.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2013 04:20:16 | More by SmashPants
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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