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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

2,851 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,851
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 98
Gots: 198 | 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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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into my standard curved shaker pint glass. No freshness date that I can find on the bottle, so I'm forced to work under the assumption that this guy is *fresh*. Let's hope for the best. I've never had this beer before, so I have no frame of reference or former experience with this brew.

A: Pours a hazy-golden/light orange color with a thick, lively white head on top. Very nice.

As I worked through the bottle, this beer left great lacing on my glass.

S: Moderate smell of grapefruit hops, I can already tell this beer has some potential for me.

T: Very nice hop presence, with plenty of bitterness and grapefruit. This beer allows the malts to step out a briefly say "hello" at the start, before they are quickly pushed aside by a moderately strong hop bitterness/grapefruit finish, which swoop in quickly and dominate all the way to the finish.

This beer has a little more grapefruit and a little less *bitterness* than Stone IPA, but going from memory in many ways I find them to be fairly similar.

M: This beer is gently carbonated, with a nice hop-oiliness on the finish. It's consistency is a little lighter than normal.

D: High.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 02:28:03 | More by psuKinger
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,851 ratings.