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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

2,847 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,847
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 97
Gots: 198 | 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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Reviews by TrevorGW:
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TrevorGW

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On the darker side of the IPA spectrum. Nice oily head hangs around for half of the pint.

Aroma is soft, revealing a good balance of ingredients. A bit of granola and orange.

Indeed, the taste is balanced! Hop flavor falls on the herbal side of things. A bit of hay and grass counters the sweet crystal malt. The grain gives a steady base and rivals the hops on your palate.

Great mouthfeel ... medium carbonation. A fantastic ale all-around. I would not have identified this as an IPA, and I think that speaks positively to this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2009 18:28:40 | More by TrevorGW
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,847 ratings.