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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

2,786 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,786
Reviews: 950
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 92
Gots: 186 | 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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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh 12oz bottle from Rozi's Wine House in Lakewood, OH. Clerk said they received their shipment the week before my purchase.

Pours a clear amber hue with a thick eggshell white cap and tons of stringy lacing on the tulip.

Smell is blood orange, red grapefruit, pine sap, herbal hops, peach, mango, perfume, slight nuttiness, bread crust, caramel, ethanol, and nectarine. Very bold, citrusy, and aromatic.

Taste is juicy and citric navel orange, red grapefruit, peach, nectarine, more piney, spicy and herbaceous hops, brown bread crust, light caramel sweetness, pithy and astringent bitterness to end.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, juicy and oily middle, bold citric bitterness precedes a long drying finish.

Overall, Big Eye is an aggressive, world class IPA that favourably compares to the top tier hop bombs. A delicious brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 23:42:50 | More by cratez
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,786 ratings.