Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by jtierney89:
4.65/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Nice bright orange hue with brilliant clarity. About a finger of off white head.
tropical fruit on the nose. dried papaya, hints of pineapple and grapefruit with a bit of citrus. some dried mango as well.
Not an in your face IPA but rather a simple and damn tasty one. Medium mouthfeel with smooth carbonation. Goes down real easy and is super refreshing. Some sweet malt gives life to the dried fruit flavors of the hops. Ends semi-flowery with a nice underlying yet balancing bitterness. Really really good. This IPA takes the classic west coast flavors of an American IPA while presenting them in a subtle and super drinkable english-style. Unique, amazingly balance, super flavorful, and dangerously chuggable. That's what makes a damn good beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2012 22:49:36 | More by jtierney89
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3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden light-orange color. Sudsy topper. Looks good. Could do without the frosted glass.
Pine, citrusy orange, apricot, and spicy floral notes. Lotta hoppy in the nose. Pale semi-sweet malty balance going on stung by a piquant alcohol odor.
Major pine, citrus, and spicy woodiness. A lot of bitterness, upfront, with a big malt punchiness. Excellently hoppy. A little bruising.
Mouthfeel is delightfully engaging. Carbonated well. Nice spiciness. Body has some crush to it. Points knocked for heavy heat.
Solid IPA. Not a typically West Coast, West Coast IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 00:33:32 | More by thecheapies
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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