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
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
A-Pours a clear, gold/amber with less than a finger of fine bubbles.
S-pine, citrus with some floral notes as well.
T-reflective of smell with some spiciness. Nice bitterness with some of the hop characteristics shining through. Maybe some biscuit as well.
M-Fairly light. Nice carbonation. Fades pretty quickly. Easy drinker.
O-A nice IPA that is not quite as complex or powerful as those I like a little more. However, it's a nice drinker and I will buy it from time to time.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 18:12:19 | More by BTodd
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,851 ratings.