Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by botham:
4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
bomber poured into an oversized wine glass. pours amber with gold highlights and a single finger of tight, bright white head and moderate retention and mild lacings.
aroma is of rich piney hops and a bit of citrus and some spice. a bit of caramelized sugar forms a base. the spice gets a bit more pronounced as the beer warms a bit. pleasant in the nose.
taste is mroe of the same with a sublime freshness and a wonderful hop quality. only semi-dry on the palate with a moderately bitter finish. very well put together.
mouthfeel is full bodied and semi-dry with a dry finish and aftertaste of residual piney hops. pleasant, and not too bitter.
drinkability is good. very fresh and wonderfully hopped with a great finish and piney profile. solid on the palate. cheers!
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2009 21:56:24 | More by botham
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv.
Appearance: The body has an orange amber color with a light haze and lively carbonation flowing up to the head. It’s head slowly settles from tall thick and creamy off white foam. A light coving holds on till the last sip.
Smell: This is one of the highlights of this beer. It is full of floral, citrusy orange and sweet tropical fruity notes of papaya and mango.
Taste / Palate: On the tongue hop bitterness is king. The flavor is darker and more bitter than the nose suggested. The malt lays down a nice sweet bready base but the hops quickly take over with orange pith and deep resinous bitterness which hangs on long into the finish. The palate feels right on and balanced with good lively carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 07:18:53 | More by generallee
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,859 ratings.