Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by uberabr:
4.25/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Clear golden amber, medium carbonation and a light head -- maybe too understated. Lacing abounds on the sides of my glass, I'm anticipating some good hops.
Aroma is subtle, but I'm a little stuffed up at the moment. Definitely bright, some bitters, but light overall. In the mouth it's got a big body, the hops create a light, crisp feel. It's very "drinkable." Taste starts off with spicy bitters followed by a bright, fruity hop. The Centennial creates good citrus without much of the overpowering tropical melon you find in the California IPAs loaded with Cascade. Still, there is a juicy apple/pear along with the citrus that places it well within fruity IPA country, and hop heads will admire it's soft touch. And there's something more, a hint of lime? pineapple? berry? I can't quite place it, it's subtle and well rounded.
It leaves the mouth with a creamy, malty butter. It's full of spice with a kind of musky earth to it and a hint of minty grass. Meanwhile, the bite and citrus from the hop lingers. All in all a very enjoyable brew. It's subtle, bright and balanced, with a weight and feel in the mouth that's bold enough to take it seriously without being too heavy to quaff down.
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2010 18:59:37 | More by uberabr
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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
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