onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brilliant copper under a rocky off beige head. The nose has some leafy bitterness with tangerines and a bitter touch of pineapple. Bitter start to the flavor with some sharp tropical tones of pineapple and mango, some pine resins. Has a sweetish grapefruity finish. Lots of complex hop action going on.
Lukaduke (1998) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a ochre like golden color with a finger of foam. Nose has lots of black tea, toasted malt, grass and hints of dull grapefruit. Palate is way fuller than I like in my ipa’s. Round almost chewy malt presence with hints of citrus zest and lots of stale grass. Thinking this beer is past its prime. But without a legible date on the bottle, nobody seems to care and my sink drain could also care less.
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can from Beer Army Outpost in New Bern. Orange hue, murky clarity with one finger thick mostly lasting frothy white head. Excellent lacing. Strong citrus hop, lemon peel, floral notes, pine, malt (as warms) aromas. Strong floral hop up front with a short orange/grapefruit hop finish. Lively carbonation, dry texture. Excellent IPA!!!!
Malrider69 (26) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours well with a perfectly defined head. Fruity aroma and taste. Not a bad IPA, but probably not completely to my taste.
iceman15658 (125) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle To Tulip Glass. Nice copper pour with a brief white head. Not picking up much standing out in the aroma. Taste is a bit bitter hops with a touch of orange peel. Nice beer
commonmac (252) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Elevated. Amber/copper color. Looks more like a double IPA. Taste is right in the wheelhouse of standard IPAs. More bitter than a Sculpin and not quite as good. Pine resin presence. Lacks a level of balance needed to improve its score. OK, but nothing special.
commonshawn (314) - - MAY 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Copper with white head. Grainy smell with hop. Very dry and hoppy. Good but kinda one toned. The hop is well done, but wanted a bit more complexity. Mouthfeel is dryness that lasts a while. Ok but not great.
mike67 (768) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, orange marmalade and caramel malt. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy, herbal hops, caramel and bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry, and grapefruity. I liked Sculpin much better.
islay (1055) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-18-14. Dry and piney aroma features scents of minerals, seawater (even slightly fishy, though not in a bad way -- okay, maybe a little bit in a bad way; I hope I’m not just being influenced by Ballast Point’s fish-based marketing theme), shortbread, and caramelized sugar on a baked good. Pours a copper / brass / light amber with a large amount of taupe head. Highly effervescent. Good, thick lacing. Looks good. Flavors of pine, seawater, lemon, orange, and apricot. Numbingly dry finish with a bit of spice. Good IPA taste, and it improves upon multiple sips. Nice, dry, citrusy aftertaste rescues an otherwise subpar palate. Medium body yet still aqueous. Somewhat lively. Unremarkable palate besides the aftertaste. Ballast Point Big Eye is a solid IPA for sure and a well made beer. It is not special, but it is enjoyable, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s in one of my favorite styles.
melush (497) - SPAIN - MAY 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tirador, en 23 Craft Beerz, en Nagoya, Japon. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, citrico, ligeramente resinoso, muy ligeramente amargo. Muy buena IPA.