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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

3,262 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,262
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 125
Gots: 336 | FT: 3
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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Photo of PA-hunter
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into glass. 7% abv.

Appearance- Cloudy orange amber. Two finger head with good retention.

Smell- Heavy aroma of citrus. Very fruit like with notes of pineapple and grapefruit.

Taste- The citrus notes arrive to the palate first, fresh grapefruit cuts right through. Midway, a heavy malt prescence takes over and definitely has a noticeable caramel quality to it. This blends into a solid bitter and dry finish that lasts awile.

Mouthfeel- Medium to medium heavy in body. Lively carbonation.

Overall- A solid IPA from a great brewery. I agree this one is just a tad bit below Sculpin in rank. Plenty of flavor and done correctly.

PA-hunter, Today at 12:31 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

I'd say it's like Scuplin's little brother. Some of the same complexity but a bit less of the fruit overtones. Totally enjoyable

PaulWaters, Nov 17, 2014
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,262 ratings.