Brewery: Ballast Point Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 84 IBUs
Brewer Description: (from website) The beer that helped put San Diego IPA’s on the map. Our Big Eye IPA is a big hoppy brew, thanks to the abundance of American Columbus and Centennial varieties we use to flavor and dry hop. While the English originally added extra hops to preserve their beers for sea travel, we do it for the love of all that bold, intense flavor that makes India Pale Ale one of our favorite styles.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.76
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6
Intro: A 12 fl oz bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 16327, meaning it was bottled on 22nd November 2016. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A clear copper colour with a big three finger off white head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a fluffy layer while leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: Pine, grapefruit zest and orange with touches of caramel malt.
Taste: Bitter grapefruit zest, orange rind and pine balanced with some lightly sweet biscuit and caramel malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to light carbonation.
Overall: A nice and balanced IPA that I wouldn’t mind drinking more of.