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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

2,978 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,978
Reviews: 959
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 105
Gots: 240 | FT: 5
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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5/5  rDev +23.2%

There are a million IPAs out there, but this is in a class of US gold standard ales. Ballast Point may get more beer geeks to praise their Scuplin IPA, but big eye deserves more love out there. It's a perfectly balanced malty hop spicy and citrus infused masterpiece of an ale. At 7% abv, it just teeters at edge of session ales, but gives plenty of kick without stepping into imperial ipa land.

A must have for ipa fans! One of my favorites.

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Big huge resinous piney hops. Same on the taste with a very rich and tongue scrubbing hop flavor. Some citrus shines through but mostly piney rich resinous hops. Some sweetness from the malts as well bready and sweet.

The normal defining terms dont do this one justice. Great carbonation that matches the hop crispness really nicely. This ones pretty bitter and will satisfy any hop needs. What a great beer and brewery perfect score.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,978 ratings.