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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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Reviews by kevinv:
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kevinv

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. I didn't notice any freshness date anywhere on the label or the bottle.

A - Pours a translucent deep copper. About a 2 finger, foamy, slightly off-white head formed quickly and had a decent retention. Nice sticky lacing coats the glass. Bubbly carbonation is present throughout the session.

S - Very strong smelling IPA. Big citrusy and tropical hop aromas and a sugary sweetness are present. Notes of tangerines and mangos come through strongly with a hint of lemon zest.

T - Nice juicy hop flavors here with strong notes of orange and tangerine. The sweet maltiness comes through slightly as the beer warms. Slight bitterness up front. Noticeable stickiness on the lips. Nice dry finish. The alcohol is well hidden.

M - This is a high medium bodied brew. Nice heavy feel to it. Average carbonation.

D - Very drinkable west coast IPA. Not overly bitter, great hop tastes and aromas, and satisfying. I could definitely have another. Picked this one up on a whim and I'm glad I did.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 01:11:14 | More by kevinv
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,779 ratings.