Big Eye IPA
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Ballast Point, the nautically styled brewery out of San Diego gets right to it with their IPAs. Big and bold in that true West Coast fashion, Big Eye follows in the tradition of highly hopped American IPAs. As is the norm for this brewery, the label features a fish on it, specifically in this case the bigeye tuna. Hence the name. It pours a crystal clear amber color, what I imagine an ocean of beer would look like. Aromas burst out of the glass; zesty orange and pine. The bittering is intense, as is expected, but with a balance that gives it a softened punch. Toasted grain and floral grapefruit really shine out in the beer. The lingering bitterness is quite enjoyable as well. With solid carbonation and similarly solid body, it holds itself as an IPA with structure, presence, and an inherent drinkability.
Beer Description from Brewery
Our Big Eye IPA is a big hoppy brew, thanks to the abundance of American Columbus and Centennial varieties we use to flavor and dry hop. While the English originally added extra hops to preserve their beers for sea travel, we do it for the love of all that bold, intense flavor that makes India Pale Ale one of our favorite styles.