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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

3,254 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,254
Reviews: 979
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 122
Gots: 333 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Clear amber-orange with about an inch of creamy white head.

S - Faint citrus, floral hops, grainy caramel malt.

T - Lots of citrus, orange peel, caramel malt, and pine. A mild bitterness is present throughout. Finish is grassy mixed with a nice earthy wood flavor.

M - Ultra smooth, medium body, decent carbonation. A little dry.

O - A nice, standard American IPA. Good balance and blend of flavors. Dangerously drinkable with no alcohol present. Definitely not the best example of the style, but very solid.

mooseo, Sep 09, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by date of 6/27/12 so I am a couple months late with this one.

Pours a clear brownish-orange with a thick one finger white head. Really good lacing and head retention.

Aroma is a rush of pine and a little bit of citrus. There is also a great caramel and dark bread aroma to balance out the hops. Very inviting.

The flavor has an immediate hop attack of pine and a touch of citrus. Lots of malt flavor quickly rush in to balance out the hops leading to some caramel and a little bit of toasted malt. An almost perfect balance of malt and hops lingers throughout remainder of the taste. A whiff of alcohol in the finish along with a lasting, drying bitterness.

This might really be my new favorite IPA. It is amazing two months past the best by date so I cannot imagine what this would be like fresh. I will definitely seek this out again and try to find a fresh bottle.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,254 ratings.