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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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 2,859 ratings.