Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,839 | Reviews: 954 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by carpezytha:
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served in Chalice
A: Good head, straw body.
S: Nose does not hint a lot at the grapefruit bomb that awaits. Wet driftwood and grapefruit rinds.
T: Grapefruit bomb reels you, but this is not a one hit pony. With enough maltyness to balance it out, this gives you a lot to think about. The booze never really introduceds itself in a forward way but it is such a big beer in terms of flavor. I was really impressed with the hop balance (apparently there are 4 hop varieties including the relatively new "citra". Starts tight and then becomes expansive. It may be the heat getting to me but this is the best ipa I've had in long time.
M: Carbonation and hops drive, and some subtle malt controls from below.
D: Hot day, give me one or five.
Serving type: on-tap
09-26-2010 05:06:42 | More by carpezytha
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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