Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevinv:
4.1/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle into a pint glass. I didn't notice any freshness date anywhere on the label or the bottle.
A - Pours a translucent deep copper. About a 2 finger, foamy, slightly off-white head formed quickly and had a decent retention. Nice sticky lacing coats the glass. Bubbly carbonation is present throughout the session.
S - Very strong smelling IPA. Big citrusy and tropical hop aromas and a sugary sweetness are present. Notes of tangerines and mangos come through strongly with a hint of lemon zest.
T - Nice juicy hop flavors here with strong notes of orange and tangerine. The sweet maltiness comes through slightly as the beer warms. Slight bitterness up front. Noticeable stickiness on the lips. Nice dry finish. The alcohol is well hidden.
M - This is a high medium bodied brew. Nice heavy feel to it. Average carbonation.
D - Very drinkable west coast IPA. Not overly bitter, great hop tastes and aromas, and satisfying. I could definitely have another. Picked this one up on a whim and I'm glad I did.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2011 01:11:14 | More by kevinv
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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
91 out of 100 based on 2,779 ratings.