Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -6.4%
Pours gold amber with a mild chill haze. Three fingers high head with decent retention. Sheets of thin lacing on the glass.
Floral bouquet of orange and pine. Pine dominant with a good chunk of sweet malts with alcohol peeking through.
Caramel and crystal malts, with a hop blast of lemon, pine, orange and a tad of earthiness. Well balanced with mild bitterness with alcohol that could be hidden much better.
Dries well leaving a good parched touch. Medium body and carbonation.
West coast IPA with a great deal of sweetness from the malts and a balanced mix of citrus and pine hops. My one gripe is that the alcohol isn't kept hidden despite the malt being capable enough to do so. Very good IPA overall, worth a try.
04-03-2012 02:49:52 | More by rawfish
4.23/5 rDev +4.2%
Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy, bright orange amber with a finger width off-white head. Leaves behind an average, but sticky lace.
Smell - Citrus hops, orange, very bright. A bit of earthiness sits behind this.
Taste - Citrus hop right off the bat, complemented by a solid, toasty malt background. Hops are more orange zest than anything. A bit of an earthy tone to accompany the citrus hop bitterness in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, decently carbonated. A little rough around the edges.
Overall - If Sculpin IPA is a squeaky clean, high class, white collared IPA, this is it's rough and tumble, blue collared cousin. Flavors are big, bold and hold no punches.
04-02-2012 02:16:46 | More by TheSixthRing
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
Orange in color with white head. Brilliantly clear with visible carbonation.
Nose has plenty of fruity characters and some citrusy notes.
Medium in body with a good amount of carbonation. Great addition of citrusy/pineapple hops and light caramel malts. Some biscuity bready characters and just an overall delicious blend. Very easy drinking throughout.
Great lingering juicy fruit character and light hop resin on the tongue. The malt character really blends beautifully with the hops to make a wonderful IPA
03-25-2012 14:52:23 | More by stewart124
3.8/5 rDev -6.4%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours your average deep golden, nice fluffy white head, nice lacing and retention; good looking. The aromas are nice, just a bit subtle. Lots of orange, lemon, and pine. The flavors taste pretty good, much more robust than the aromas. There's a loud bitterness to this one, which is pretty enjoyable. More pine and citrus. Not as tropical as some, but still really nice. Very crisp. Dry. Mouthfeel is really nice, creamy, right amount of carbonation, medium-bodied. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's pretty easy to drink.
This is more of a standard IPA. Really good, better than alot, but not mind blowing. Maybe it's just because I had Sculpin for the first time yesterday. They're completely different. Either way, it's pretty nice and is one to try.
03-23-2012 00:33:14 | More by BB1313
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
A - Pours a bright amber color with orange tint. Small 1 finger head that dissipates quickly.
S - Great blend of floral and citrus hops. Nice amount of sweetness, but a full bouquet of flowers as well.
T - Very, very floral taste. Perhaps the most floral IPA I've had. Backed up with some citrusy sweetness. Finishes quite bitter.
M - It's somewhat dry, good amount of carbonation. Lots of bitterness in this one.
Overall - I found this to be a superb IPA. For hopheads, it's a must.
03-21-2012 20:11:46 | More by BeerBuckeye
4/5 rDev -1.5%
*Review taken from notes*
A: Hazy dark bronze. Eggshell color head with amber hues. Noticeable bubbles.
S: Nice pine / citrus mix. Fresh aroma!
T: A sweet-sour citrus flavor. Like a tangerine-lemon. Crisp. Nice earthy aftertaste. Refreshing.
M: Medium to heavy body.
O: Reminds me a bit of the Steelhead Double IPA, but not with the enhanced citrus flavor that beer had. This is a good beer overall, but there's nothing too special, IMO. A bit on the malty side, which distracts from the flavor, but a better than average brew.
03-19-2012 22:57:24 | More by C20Percent
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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