Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.11/5 rDev +1.2%
Finally caught a Big Eye. It seems like Sculpins are easier to find around these parts.
A: Rich copper tone. One finger head. Some lacing.
S: Very faint nose: Malt, caramel & slightly boozy.
T: Along the lines of nose. Malty sweatness, slightly bitter finish. Not a lot of hops.
M: Light carbonation.
O: It doesn't taste much like your typical IPA. Less hop forward and more malt oriented. I am sure this one is fresh, so that's not the issue. Not a bad beer.
10-25-2013 19:31:02 | More by DavidBart
3.91/5 rDev -3.7%
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.
A - Semi-clear dark orange amber with a finger of off white head.
S - I get grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and other citrus hops in the aroma. The faintest hint of caramel as well.
T - The taste is much different than what I smelled. It is mainly piney, earthy hops with a bit of grapefruit. Resinous floral notes can be found as well. Somewhat dry and quite bitter as well.
M - Moderate body and moderate carbonation, with a resinous and sticky mouthfeel.
O - I didn't really know what to expect with this beer. The aroma is misleading in regards to the taste. I prefer tropical fruity IPAs like Sculpin and Dorado, though this was still good. I just wish the taste followed the nose.
10-24-2013 17:38:49 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
3.54/5 rDev -12.8%
Roommate brought a few of these home to share so not sure of cost. 22oz (650ml) brown bottle with a freshness date of 9/16/13 printed on the front label.
The beer poured a nice copper/orange color and made a 1-finger white head that lasted a few minutes. Decent lacing.
Mild pine and citrus hop aroma.
Citrusy hop flavor with plenty of bitterness. Tangerine/grapefruit is the main flavor with just a touch of pine. Caramel malt sweetness helps balance it out.
Medium bodied with slightly higher than average carbonation.
It's OK but it didn't blow me away.
10-24-2013 05:38:13 | More by matjack85
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,978 ratings.