Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by regspeir:
4.1/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Poured a light amber with a two-finger white head which dissipated into a lasting coating. Lacing was not heavy but present 'til the last sip. Nose was pine and citrus (lemon, grapefruit, orange). Taste was apricots, citrus (grapefruit, lemons, oranges), and caramel. You can notice the alcohol, but it is not unpleasant. This is a nicely balanced IPA for sure. Mouthfeel was medium, a bit oily but with a clean, dry, and mildly bitter hop bite in the finish. Carbonation is healthy, by observation and by feel. I was pleasantly surprised by this and will definitely have more - now and later.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2010 18:39:25 | More by regspeir
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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.