Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I am trying not to be overly critical or give this one as high as a review as the Sculpin, its really good, but but to my recollection not as good as the Sculpin, and the price is justified, but this is a damn good IPA for sure.
Appearance: Golden light bronze. Nothing remarkable from the standard color scheme of the style.
Smell: Just like the Sculpin, I could smell this one all day, its not quite as floral, but its still very nice. Fruitiness, tropical fruits, in the aroma.
Taste: Much more here than in the aroma really, tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, but a hop assertiveness is definitely going on here. I detect some pine resin but not as dank as anything Stone puts out, this is a well balanced IPA. Very drinkable.
Overall: I am still a fan of Ballast Point. I am happy with my purchase. So. Cal is really pumping out some of the best beers right now. At least I think so. Thank god we are here in this time to experience these!
Serving type: can
07-16-2014 03:34:56 | More by humuloner22
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: amber orange-gold and crystal clear; few fingers of ivory head easily achieved. Top lacing diminishing and then disappearing down the glass.
S: pine and citrus all at once - deep chewy resinous pine notes and juicier orange and grapefruit
T: like the nose, full of citrus and pine; malts bring something huskier, almost rustic, to the fore, along with some muted caramel sweetness.
M: light-medium, slim and slick; prominent bittering, some linger, some stick; drinkability high
O: whatta nice ale - kinda like a meeting point between typical gold-colored and brightly hopped IPAs with the darker, woodsier ones, like a Torpedo. From the brewers of Sculpin, this is a very nice IPA, certainly worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 21:27:15 | More by Greywulfken
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,858 ratings.