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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,328 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,328
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 123
Gots: 365 | FT: 2
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: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

appearance; hazy, brownish orange with medium carbonation, pours a decent amount of white head that settles into lacing that tightly hugs the glass.

smell; very basic IPA smell, hoppy, slightly fruity.

taste; generic hoppy flavor, quite malty,slight sweetness, a touch of bitterness.

mouthfeel; medium body, but also slightly creamy and some crips dryness in the finish, with medium carbonation cutting through.

overall; an overall positive experience, but for me, along with stone IPA, it falls under the category of IPA's that dont distinguish themselves, i wouldnt buy it again in the foreseeable future.

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Golden yellow and pretty clear. White head.

S: Floral hops, pine, orange.

T: Forewarning: I do like IPAs, but I am not a huge fan particularly. I will try to be as unbiased as possible. I get orange peel, pine, lemon grass, some malt, floral hops, and a nice spice on the back.

M: Medium-light. Very nice actually.

O: For an IPA, this is very good. Like I said: I am not a huge fan of IPAs. This was a refreshing beer and it was very well put together.

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Pours deep orange and with a shine from clarity. A fat head of off white foam finally settles so you can drink. Stream of bubbles to look at while you wait. Nose is orange. Orange peel, orange ripeness, fruit sweetness and tropical backnotes. A bit of subtle and earthy pine This beer is about 3 moths old so if the pine isi stronger in yours that could be why. Taste is wonderful .light malt, practically invisible on the palate except for some nuttiness. Once the palate is indoctrinated the nutty flavor subsides and you are left with only hop fruits. Orange and more orange, the ripe orange, the pith the bitter seed. Authentic and light in the drink. Finishes with a bitter than deserves your attention. This bitter while earthy and while moderate actually scoops up the entire beer in it's aftertaste and leaves it at the back palate .

I'll have another one of these. You could drink this beer all day.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,328 ratings.