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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

3,050 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,050
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 109
Gots: 261 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Best before 05/17/13.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a 1.5 finger dense white head. A good amount of visible carbonation. No real lacing. Head remains as a thin covering.

S: First aroma on the nose is a grapefruity/citrus hop with a sweet malt backing. Pretty good earthiness to it.

T: Good bitterness in this IPA. Much more focused on the hops as opposed to the malts. Booze is well hidden.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Perhaps a little thin but not too much so but not as nectary as others.

Overall a real tasty IPA. Love the full on hop approach. Not as full bodied or balanced as the Sculpin but I am certainly still a fan.

CloudStrife, Jan 22, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, label says enjoy before 2/12/13 so I know it has some age on it. Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the beer pours an orange/amber color with a half inch off-white head that stayed around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy hops (grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit), along with some bready malt. It tastes mostly like citrusy and pine hops, and a bit of bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little coating with moderate carbonation. It's also smooth and easy to drink. I think this is a good IPA, it's definitely worth trying!

bluejacket74, Jan 19, 2013
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,050 ratings.