Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by psuKinger:
4.35/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle poured into my standard curved shaker pint glass. No freshness date that I can find on the bottle, so I'm forced to work under the assumption that this guy is *fresh*. Let's hope for the best. I've never had this beer before, so I have no frame of reference or former experience with this brew.
A: Pours a hazy-golden/light orange color with a thick, lively white head on top. Very nice.
As I worked through the bottle, this beer left great lacing on my glass.
S: Moderate smell of grapefruit hops, I can already tell this beer has some potential for me.
T: Very nice hop presence, with plenty of bitterness and grapefruit. This beer allows the malts to step out a briefly say "hello" at the start, before they are quickly pushed aside by a moderately strong hop bitterness/grapefruit finish, which swoop in quickly and dominate all the way to the finish.
This beer has a little more grapefruit and a little less *bitterness* than Stone IPA, but going from memory in many ways I find them to be fairly similar.
M: This beer is gently carbonated, with a nice hop-oiliness on the finish. It's consistency is a little lighter than normal.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2010 02:28:03 | More by psuKinger
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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 2,872 ratings.