Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by gillagorilla:
3.99/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle into pint
A: Very nice golden amber with a decent head retention that stays for quite a bit.
S: A very delicate, citrus floral smell that is quite faint. One of the more faint smelling IPAs I have had, but that is not a bad thing, it just shows the complexity and the floral nature of it. With a bit of pine at the end. Quite unique scent actually.
T: Lots of pine coming through, especially in the aftertaste.
M: Excellent strong mouthfeel that just has a good balance and texture to it.
O: A solid IPA, which is interesting in contrast with their other IPA offering, Sculpin. I would like to try them blind. Sculpin has an excellent IPA brother in Big Eye. Great price and availability. Can't go wrong here.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2013 02:48:00 | More by gillagorilla
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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 2,401 ratings.