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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,565 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,565
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 149
Gots: 543 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

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A: translucent orange-yellow sustaining film of off-white head, with significant lacing
S: floral blossoms, bready, and a little earthy
T/M: Little malt up front, but more hoppy and dry than most. Earthy with maybe a hint of grapefruit way in back. The taste doesn't change too much, but the malt seems to make a presence in the middle, it seems. There is a constant increasing pull of the hops on the tongue throughout.
O: Very solid IPA that has the hops bite and dry feel. It also seemed to improve a little as it warmed from a cold fridge state. Although it has about everything I like, I think it could be a bit more complex. And even then it's not to say it's monotonous, just the layers aren't as distinct as in some other offerings I have had.

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On draft at Rita's Folly Beach.

Light amber in color, clear, bubbly with little head. Strong hop presence, grassy, earthy, piney. Great hop flavor. Medium bodied, slightly dry, refreshing. Overall a solid ipa, very flavorful and drinkable. A solid ipa that is what you'd expect from the style.

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Overall: Piney IPA done well. If you like piney IPAs, check this one out.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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