Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by qthompso:
4/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy copper with a finger of off white head. Big bubbles form but they don't stick around too long.
The hops are plenty florally. It's not as fragrant as I would've hoped but it smells really juicy.
The hops are plenty citrusy. Bitter lemon rind or another potent citrus fruit. There's a strong malt background to this beer that lingers towards the finish but the hops are definitely the strongest flavor.
Pleasantly creamy but with a very sharp, crisp finish. Good carbonation.
Overall, a very good IPA. Well balanced, good hop flavor, very drinkable. If only this was available in MN!
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2012 02:21:01 | More by qthompso
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3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden light-orange color. Sudsy topper. Looks good. Could do without the frosted glass.
Pine, citrusy orange, apricot, and spicy floral notes. Lotta hoppy in the nose. Pale semi-sweet malty balance going on stung by a piquant alcohol odor.
Major pine, citrus, and spicy woodiness. A lot of bitterness, upfront, with a big malt punchiness. Excellently hoppy. A little bruising.
Mouthfeel is delightfully engaging. Carbonated well. Nice spiciness. Body has some crush to it. Points knocked for heavy heat.
Solid IPA. Not a typically West Coast, West Coast IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 00:33:32 | More by thecheapies
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,782 ratings.