Ballast Point Big Eye IPA

I first had this beer when my buddy Mark brought it over for our first Thursday Night Beer Brawl.  I really enjoyed it that night, so I bought two more bottles to review.  I really wanted to have a singular experience, be able to really enjoy this brew.

Ballast Point Big Eye IPA

Ballast Point Big Eye IPA

Pour:

This beer poured nicely with a good even pour, producing a good solid inch thick head.

Appearance:

A hazy amber beer, lots of carbonation bubbles with a thick dense creamy head with great head retention.

Aroma:

A strong hoppy aroma with striking orange notes.  Very pleasant.  I really enjoy being able to have strong fragrant aroma to enhance the drinking.

Taste:

This beer has a nice citrus and toffee flavors. The strong hop bitterness pairs nicely with the sweet citrus flavor.

Drinkablility:

One of the best IPA’s I’ve had this year, the flavor and aroma are nice compliments in a great example of an American IPA.  This IPA  appears to have all the characteristics of a big IPA without actually being a big IPA.  A beer you should definitely sample.

Tasting Method : 22oz bottle

My Rating: 9.1

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One Response to “Ballast Point Big Eye IPA”

  1. pculos Says:

    I picked this up on a whim last year and am a big fan. I love IPA’s that have that strong citrus twist to them. Just had Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo with some definite grapefruit notes and loved that too.

    Pete


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