Ballast Point Big Eye IPA

Ballast Point Big Eye IPA. 7% abv. 70 IBU. Copper color. Thick head with excellent retention and lacing, even in a sampling glass. Nose of caramel. Malty taste with bright spots of hops. Aftertaste is rich, malty, hoppy, and sustaining. Best brew of the night. Unusually malty for an IPA, but I'm okay with that. Wonderful brew.

From the brewery:

"The beer that helped put San Diego IPA’s on the map. 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."