Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce pour into a pint glass.
Clear, dark copper with a touch of orange, off-white head. Good, sticky lacing.
Pungent hops aroma up front - citrus or tropical fruits, floral hints, and bitterness. Caramel and malt come in behind the hops.
Biting hoppy bitterness, followed by taming floral and citrus notes. In comes the malty backbone with strong notes of caramel. The caramel notes build and become more prevalent as this brew warms even to the point of taking a toffee-like character.
Immediately comes across with more body than your typical citrusy IPA. Well carbonated, but the malty character gives this one enough body that the mouthfeel is nice smooth and fairly soft. It also makes this one enjoyable even after it warms a little.
This was a nice IPA. Tasty and drinkable and a different character than Sculpin. I'm glad I picked it up - I've passed over it so many times because I'm so in love with Sculpin. This is not necessarily an inferior, B-grade IPA - it's just a different take on the style. Very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2011 02:24:18 | More by ghetto90007
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