hershiser2 (1911) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$4.99 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Pours slightly hazy golden-amber with a giant beige-yellow head. Smell is ginger, dust, citrus, caramel. Taste is ginger, citrus, dust, caramel, licorice. I donít love it, but itís interesting.
Beerman6686 (6189) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured an orange with a white head. Aroma of ginger and old hops. Flavor similar, blah.
SPDickerman (1154) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with a yellowish head. Smells of pine, citrus, and ginger. Taste is piney with a subtle spiciness. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point Ginger Big Eye finishes with a ginger kiss.
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Ei8ht Ball, served in a flight. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head that laces the glass while settling into a ring and film. Definite ginger and pepper spice, with citrus zest, grass, straw, and some pale and sweet malts. Light-bodied, with a bitter, spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Now that Ballast Point has blitzed the market with these variants of their standards, I canít help but think these are gimmicks. The standards have been such high-quality beers and the bases are getting lost under really strong adjuncts. Theyíre not all bad, per se, but they sacrifice depth and nuance to serve the variant.
Bricks (942) - Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3.5/5 on appearance, nice medium brown appearance with solid foamy head. Smells great.. like your typical quality IPA, with a hint of sweet ginger (which I may not have suspected if it werenít mentioned). Balanced.. nice malt and citrusy hops. Ginger just a little present, mostly in the aftertaste. Average IPA bitterness, not too much carbonation. I like it.
Art (3039) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brews n chews. Pours a cloudy yellow color. Aromas of ginger and earthy hops. Maybe a bit stale at this point.
trevor211 (1597) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Camp. Why havenít i seen more ginger ipas? Really nice flavor combo. Refreshing, acerbic ipa. Very dry.
rarbring (2217) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall: Ginger, grapefruit.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2016-06-18.
bubbleflubber (2154) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange into the glass, with a large foamy eggshell head that leaves thick soap lacing. The nose is of candied ginger. Flavors have lots of ginger spice overtop of cracker malts and some caramel/touch of and finishing of heavy ginger spice. Medium-bodied and complex, itís definitely an interesting take on the IPA genre, thatís for sure. Will probably be a hit or miss, depending upon the taster.
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Amber orange. Little ginger in aroma. Lots of malt. Nice ginger flavors. Well balanced.