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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,858 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,858
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 99
Gots: 197 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000)
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CharlesRiver

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz standard brown bottle, capped. Pours out a beautiful copper color with a solid white head that lasts and lasts. One of the best looking bottled beers I have seen in awhile.

Smell is lovely, pine and spice notes. Lots of sweet apple and malt coming through as well.

First thing I notice about the taste is how smooth it is. Rows and rows of flavors just keep coming at you. Beginning is piney and sweet giving way to some smokey notes. Finishes with tons of glorious bitterness that goes on and on. A solid 30-40 second aftertaste.

This is a wonderful beer. My first from Ballast but not my last. So full of layers of flavor yet retains is drinkability. Reminds me a lot of SN Celebration. Bravo Ballast Point!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2008 23:22:08 | More by CharlesRiver
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,858 ratings.