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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

2,791 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,791
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 93
Gots: 189 | 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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JWU

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a curved pint glass

A- a crystal clear amber/orange, with a finger of bright white head. Nice lacing down the glass.

S- a light biscuity malt backbone is beaten back by big notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and an almost minty hop note.

T- a little malt sweetness at the front gives way to big citric hop notes, with perhaps a touch of earthy and piney hops, but I get mostly the grapefruit/pineapple/orange/tangerine. I really enjoy the complexity of the hops on this one, even though they are mainly citric in nature. A long, dry, bitter finish. (the bitterness holds on just a bit long) Pretty much like biting into a red grapefruit.

M- creamy up front, and long and dry on the end. Perhaps the dryness overpowers just a bit. Medium-light body, and moderate carpbonation.

O- a very good IPA, and a nice change of pace to the big malty examples of the style I've had recently.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 21:02:56 | More by JWU
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,791 ratings.