Ballast Point – Big Eye

Tasting: February 11, 2011
Style: IPA

I’ve had a couple of Sculpin of late and I was anxious to try this offering from Ballast Point. Wow – what a contrast. Where Sculpin is a well-balanced IPA — Big Eye sports some muscular hops. I’d put it along the same lines as Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo. The nose offers strong citrus and floral. The taste, I get a combination of brown sugar and tart tangerine. But, what a hop wallop in this one. I’d put Sculpin way ahead of Big Eye. But, I still like it.

I give it an 89

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