Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by TBoneJones:
4.55/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Caramel, sparse bubbles, decent head.
There's a nice orange zest of a nose to this, fruity pepper. Great complex smell.
Taste follows suit. Orange, citrus-based hopfest that leaves a subdued linger of bitterness on the palate. Spices live in here, pepper, and a tangy orange rind throughout.
Zesty beverage. Carbonation is good.
A complex, orange-based IPA that's very well-done, as is their Sculpin.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2012 03:27:57 | More by TBoneJones
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3.89/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a clear medium copperish amber in color with very light amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and some brassy highlights. The beer has a two to three finger tall dense foamy (almost pillowy) light beige head very slowly reduces to a finger thick cap covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of hops - specifically pine and citrus/orange.
T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly sweet grainy and caramel malts which has a light overall amount of sweetness. That is followed by more than moderate amounts of pine and citrus/orange hops which contribute a slightly stronger than moderate amount of lingering bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with slightly less than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness towards the finish.
O: Enjoyable and a nice example of the style though with a touch too much lingering bitterness for this one to be an easy drinker in my opinion. Definitely worth grabbing if you come across but perhaps not one that I would actively go out of my way to find.
Serving type: can
04-12-2014 02:42:43 | More by dbrauneis
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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