Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by flagmantho:
3.99/5 rDev -2%
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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4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours deep orange and with a shine from clarity. A fat head of off white foam finally settles so you can drink. Stream of bubbles to look at while you wait. Nose is orange. Orange peel, orange ripeness, fruit sweetness and tropical backnotes. A bit of subtle and earthy pine This beer is about 3 moths old so if the pine isi stronger in yours that could be why. Taste is wonderful .light malt, practically invisible on the palate except for some nuttiness. Once the palate is indoctrinated the nutty flavor subsides and you are left with only hop fruits. Orange and more orange, the ripe orange, the pith the bitter seed. Authentic and light in the drink. Finishes with a bitter than deserves your attention. This bitter while earthy and while moderate actually scoops up the entire beer in it's aftertaste and leaves it at the back palate .
I'll have another one of these. You could drink this beer all day.
Serving type: can
03-09-2014 16:54:01 | More by utopiajane
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,400 ratings.