Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by ghetto90007:
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
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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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.