Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.28/5 rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a beer mug.
A: Pours a hazy copper color, with a soapy two finger off white head. Slightly above average head retention/lacing.
S: Nothing too groundbreaking. Mixture of citrus/piny hops and bready maltiness. On the other hand, it's pretty strong, even more than usual.
T: The flavor is mostly pine-centric hoppiness clustered on the back end. There's an increase in grapefruit notes after about 10 sips, subtly hinting to some nice hop complexity. Still, the lacking balance (there is a malt presence on the opening, just not enough) and slight medicinal soapiness of the hop profile are a bit offputting (though not deal breaking).
M: Medium bodied, slightly syrupy, high carbonation, very sticky, drying hop finish. Textbook west coast IPA.
O: Decent, but the soapy hop profile mars its drinkability some. Well worth a try, but there are better IPAs on the market (perhaps including BP's very own Sculpin? Damnit, another beer to put on the wants list...)
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2012 00:47:45 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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