Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This is a blend of Ballast Point’s Big Eye IPA and Black Marlin Porter. The Blend ranges from 1/3 Porter, 2/3 IPA to 1/4 Porter, 3/4 IPA.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Pours a medium to dark coffee color, nose is moderate with centennial hops, hints of floral and coffee. Taste is very drinkable, still plenty hoppy, finishes with a nice roasty quality. really wish they would bottle this blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2521) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours a dark brown with a thin mocha head. Aroma is a balance between malty caramel and roast. Flavor leans toward the roast. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13589) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at the Ballast Point taproom - San Diego. Pours deep brown with a foamy beige head. Good balance, some toasty bread, light mocha, dirt. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with soft roast, more bread, a bit of oily pine, baking cocoa. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2351) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Deep brown in color with a nice off-white head. Dry piney-hop aroma. Nice moderate roast character with strong dry piney hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12140) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Keg blend at BP Little Italy, 12/11/14 - looked like a fairly 50/50 split. Dark mahogany brown with a decent tan covering. Nose is bitter roast, earthy hops, light charr, pine needles, red berry snappage. Taste comprises earthy hops, bitter tropical fruit infusion, light smoke, hint of cocoa, pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter hop wash. Solid CDA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9264) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Ballast Point Little Italy ][ $1.50-2 ][ Stemmed Tulip Flute ][ 11.6.14 ]
>> Deep, clear red pour with good foam. Excellent Black IPA nose, grilled lemon and orange. Tremendously rich with light roast, vanilla, and big hops. Taste is solid Black IPA with low roast, mild soil, but ultimately it is spot on and excellent all around- extremely hop forward, mild roast, great mouthfeel. Really good, I guess this is the secret to good Black IPA :O

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove, San Diego. Black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy roasted aroma, citrus, pine, chocolate, some cocoa. Hoppy roasted flavor, chocolate, grassy, cocoa, citrus, floral, some licorice. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap at the India St Tasting Room. Deep brown in color with an average cream colored head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, pine, and grapefruit. Taste is of pine, bitter florals, cocoa, light coffee, and citrus. Nice blend...surprised that it’s not pre-blended, but blended from the tap. Guess it makes sense though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (772) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a dark amber with tan head. Has a sweet aroma of tropical fruit, chocolate, and pine. Taste is sweet but a little watered down with fruits, light hops, and some malts. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1599) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
Black with a brown head - Nice hoppy aroma - Good malt to support a very good hop flavour and bitterness - Nice hoppy finish - This was good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3979) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On draft at Tap 25. Wow, I really enjoyed this one. It pours a ruby red/brown color with an off white head. The aroma is cocoa, bread and tropical fruit with some light floral and citrus esters. The flavor is very nice with more of the IPA showing through up front. Tropical fruit, citrus and florals followed by some cocoa, toast and bread. It has a bitter finish. This is a really nice blend. Very drinkable with good interplay between the IPA and Porter bases. Recommended.

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