Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,847 | Reviews: 954 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TrevorGW:
4.15/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On the darker side of the IPA spectrum. Nice oily head hangs around for half of the pint.
Aroma is soft, revealing a good balance of ingredients. A bit of granola and orange.
Indeed, the taste is balanced! Hop flavor falls on the herbal side of things. A bit of hay and grass counters the sweet crystal malt. The grain gives a steady base and rivals the hops on your palate.
Great mouthfeel ... medium carbonation. A fantastic ale all-around. I would not have identified this as an IPA, and I think that speaks positively to this brew.
Serving type: on-tap
06-30-2009 18:28:40 | More by TrevorGW
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
A-Pours a clear, gold/amber with less than a finger of fine bubbles.
S-pine, citrus with some floral notes as well.
T-reflective of smell with some spiciness. Nice bitterness with some of the hop characteristics shining through. Maybe some biscuit as well.
M-Fairly light. Nice carbonation. Fades pretty quickly. Easy drinker.
O-A nice IPA that is not quite as complex or powerful as those I like a little more. However, it's a nice drinker and I will buy it from time to time.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 18:12:19 | More by BTodd
4.1/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz single bottle from Roths Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $2.00 Clear burnished orange colour with a nice half inch thick creamy off white head. Nice spicy, fruity hop aromas.Slighly toffee like malts. Taste is better than the aroma, thick caramel/toffee malt flavours vie with nice spicy/piney hops..nice. Nice mouth feel also its quite heavy for style but its very inviting on the tongue and the long lasting hop after taste is welcome. Very nice IPA. This might sound crazy, but I am beginning to see a slight split in IPAs from S.Cali and those from N.Cali,Oregon and WA.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 18:11:37 | More by Reidrover
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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