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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

2,869 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,869
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 99
Gots: 200 | FT: 5
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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fredmugs

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2.1/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is my first Ballast Point beer and it is horrible. I don't know if it went bad somehow. It has a date of Dec 5, 2012 and I bought it from Halftime but all of the other beers I have drank from there are great.

The beer has no hop smell at all. I detect and taste the maltiness but that's not doing much for me either. Very disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 00:25:36 | More by fredmugs
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,869 ratings.