Friday, April 6, 2012

Ballast Point Big Eye IPA ....

And ANOTHER India Pale Ale.  They are really popular right now - and I like them - so it's good for me.  This is the Big Eye India Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company.  The twelve ounce bottle lists 7% ABV.  Their web site shows IBUs at 75.  Sounds good...

This IPA poured with a very thick, almost tan colored head that REALLY hung around.  The beer color is a beautiful clear amber/copper with a lot of bubbles moving around in the glass.  Aroma has a lot of citrus, which seems very orange-like.  Some pine as well.  The taste hits you with hops - lemon, orange and pine.  Then you get some malt, and then some floral sweetness.  I kind of expected some spice at the end, but instead the floral notes faded to a sourish bitterness that stuck around a little for an aftertaste.  Tasty!


Ballast Point Brewing Company
San Diego, California

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