Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by flagmantho:
3.99/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: medium golden-orange hue with a light touch of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam with a little bit of orange to it. Pretty good!
Smell: nicely balanced hop-forward aroma with an earthy, citrusy and a little bit piney character. Quite good.
Taste: dry malty base with a bit of a bready character does a good job supporting the earthy, piney hops. This is a pretty dry experience overall, and I like it.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a good level of creaminess for an IPA. I like it.
Overall: this is a nice, dry, earthy IPA. There is definitely a bit of West Coast citrus bomb in its DNA, but it has evolved into a drinkable and balanced (for an IPA) brew.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2013 19:04:33 | More by flagmantho
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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 2,866 ratings.