Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by ghetto90007:
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
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 2,866 ratings.