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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,532 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2532
Reviews: 936
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%


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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a beer mug.

A: Pours a hazy copper color, with a soapy two finger off white head. Slightly above average head retention/lacing.

S: Nothing too groundbreaking. Mixture of citrus/piny hops and bready maltiness. On the other hand, it's pretty strong, even more than usual.

T: The flavor is mostly pine-centric hoppiness clustered on the back end. There's an increase in grapefruit notes after about 10 sips, subtly hinting to some nice hop complexity. Still, the lacking balance (there is a malt presence on the opening, just not enough) and slight medicinal soapiness of the hop profile are a bit offputting (though not deal breaking).

M: Medium bodied, slightly syrupy, high carbonation, very sticky, drying hop finish. Textbook west coast IPA.

O: Decent, but the soapy hop profile mars its drinkability some. Well worth a try, but there are better IPAs on the market (perhaps including BP's very own Sculpin? Damnit, another beer to put on the wants list...)

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 00:47:45 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,532 ratings.