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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

2,782 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,782
Reviews: 950
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 91
Gots: 185 | 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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adamette

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Live Review. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle that I bought for $1.85 from Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio as a single into a clean, clear glass. No "best by" observed by me where Ballast Point's other 12 oz. bottles had it printed on the neck. The other two 12 ounces that I bought that day ...about a week or so ago... were fresh so I am going to go ahead and assume that this one is as well.

A Kind of a standard looking but big creamy very light brown head over a very interesting translucent copper body with plenty of grains or sediment floating about. I really like the look. 4.5

S Moderate bitter hops and lightly roasted malt. Kind of a standard smell really. There might be a bit more of a barley presence to the smell than other IPAs. 3.5

T Pretty standard craft IPA with a moderately elevated hop bitterness that lingers on the back of the tongue and a nice citrus/pineapple sweetness that dances across the front of the tongue. Really intriguing and a cut above most in this style. 4.5

M The bitterness and the sweetness along with the ABV which is a healthy 6.8% mean that this beer has a big mouthfeel. It might be one of the bigger beers in this style (you would have to go to a DIPA to find a bigger feel). 4.0

D/O For me drinkability is reduced by its size. Overall this is a tasty beer though. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 01:41:02 | More by adamette
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,782 ratings.