Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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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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