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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,526 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2526
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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wknight167

California

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

Apearance - Pours a clear orange copper with a long lasting 2 finger head and decent lacing.

Nose- Candied citrus, more specifically grapefruit and orange. Very clean.

Palate- Light caramel is faintly present behind the pine and citrus hops. The hops definitely are the star here. Good amount of bitterness

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and carbonated.

Drinkability- Easy drinking.

Overall- A solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 07:50:08 | More by wknight167
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,526 ratings.