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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

2,779 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,779
Reviews: 950
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 90
Gots: 183 | 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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jtierney89

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4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice bright orange hue with brilliant clarity. About a finger of off white head.

tropical fruit on the nose. dried papaya, hints of pineapple and grapefruit with a bit of citrus. some dried mango as well.

Not an in your face IPA but rather a simple and damn tasty one. Medium mouthfeel with smooth carbonation. Goes down real easy and is super refreshing. Some sweet malt gives life to the dried fruit flavors of the hops. Ends semi-flowery with a nice underlying yet balancing bitterness. Really really good. This IPA takes the classic west coast flavors of an American IPA while presenting them in a subtle and super drinkable english-style. Unique, amazingly balance, super flavorful, and dangerously chuggable. That's what makes a damn good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 22:49:36 | More by jtierney89
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,779 ratings.