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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,522 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2522
Reviews: 936
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%


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 micromaniac129:
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper in color and brilliantly clear. A tall foamy off white sits on top. Good carbonation.
Beautifully aromatic with hops of pine resin and floral notes. Good caramel malts balance out the aroma.
Taste is hop forward with just hints of flavor that was in the nose. A solid malt backbone follows. Feels thin on the palette and is intensely bitter at the cost of flavor unforunately. This beer looks and smells fantastic but taste is weak and thin. Just plain ol' bitter.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 14:10:04 | More by micromaniac129
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,522 ratings.