Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by ocelot2500:
4.15/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a clear orange copper with a tight white head that leaves a good amount of lacing.
Smells of bright citrus hops with some underlying sweetness.
Tastes of a delicious hop character with a solid malt backbone. Hops have notes of grapefruit, grass, lemon peel, and some pine as well. Hop bitterness makes its presence known as well. Malts are there, but a little buried, offering up caramel notes. Fruits also come through and add to the citrus from the hops. Sweetness is moderate, but does not interfere with hop glory. I do notice some alcohol, which is a little surprising.
Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2011 03:14:03 | More by ocelot2500
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3.89/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a clear medium copperish amber in color with very light amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and some brassy highlights. The beer has a two to three finger tall dense foamy (almost pillowy) light beige head very slowly reduces to a finger thick cap covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a very thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of hops - specifically pine and citrus/orange.
T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly sweet grainy and caramel malts which has a light overall amount of sweetness. That is followed by more than moderate amounts of pine and citrus/orange hops which contribute a slightly stronger than moderate amount of lingering bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with slightly less than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness towards the finish.
O: Enjoyable and a nice example of the style though with a touch too much lingering bitterness for this one to be an easy drinker in my opinion. Definitely worth grabbing if you come across but perhaps not one that I would actively go out of my way to find.
Serving type: can
04-12-2014 02:42:43 | More by dbrauneis
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,527 ratings.