Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass with a moderately aggressive hand. "13261" printed on the label. Whatever that might mean.
A: Pretty clear golden orange-yellow. Clean white head of about 1.5 finger width. Reduces to fine layer over 2-3 minutes. Decent retention and lacing.
S: Citrus hop predominates with much more subdued pine notes. Faint malt. Touch of sweetness. Orange. A bit floral.
T: Grapefruit bitterness upfront that draws out nicely into some brief malt sweetness. Finishes reasonably dry. Citrus heavy with only a trace of piney/resin elements.
M: Moderate carbonation. Good full body and IPA creaminess. A bit sticky, but overall very nice.
O: Citrus-forward IPA with nice prominent hoppiness. Balance is shifted on the bitter side of things, but that is how I prefer my IPAs. Too much malt ruins the IPA, I say! Very solid. I actually think I prefer this to Sculpin. And at 2/3 the price, I think I will be revisiting.
10-06-2013 21:45:06 | More by fourstringer
District of Columbia
4.31/5 rDev +6.2%
A: translucent orange-yellow sustaining film of off-white head, with significant lacing
S: floral blossoms, bready, and a little earthy
T/M: Little malt up front, but more hoppy and dry than most. Earthy with maybe a hint of grapefruit way in back. The taste doesn't change too much, but the malt seems to make a presence in the middle, it seems. There is a constant increasing pull of the hops on the tongue throughout.
O: Very solid IPA that has the hops bite and dry feel. It also seemed to improve a little as it warmed from a cold fridge state. Although it has about everything I like, I think it could be a bit more complex. And even then it's not to say it's monotonous, just the layers aren't as distinct as in some other offerings I have had.
10-04-2013 22:29:44 | More by cjgiant
4.21/5 rDev +3.7%
On draft at Rita's Folly Beach.
Light amber in color, clear, bubbly with little head. Strong hop presence, grassy, earthy, piney. Great hop flavor. Medium bodied, slightly dry, refreshing. Overall a solid ipa, very flavorful and drinkable. A solid ipa that is what you'd expect from the style.
10-04-2013 20:35:52 | More by mattsdenney
3.64/5 rDev -10.3%
Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear, dark golden with a rich finger length head that dissipates into a cap. A lot of visible carbonation and mild lacing left behind. Nose is incredibly piney, with lots of spice and lemon zest very much there. Hops are also the story on the tongue, from start to finish. Light toasty malts are detected in the middle, but bitterness is the story with this bad boy. If you can handle big bitterness, this is very easy to drink and goes down clean, but I can't imagine anyone being able to drink more than 2 or 3 if that is the goal.
Overall: Piney IPA done well. If you like piney IPAs, check this one out.
10-02-2013 16:54:06 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,949 ratings.