Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA
4,325 Ratings
Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Darker burnt orange color. Finger and a half of head on the pour. Sticky rings of lacing left behind at each level. Lower active carbonation for the style.

Smell: Signature nose of a classic American IPA. Bitter pine, medium bodied tropical fruits, and caramelized malt. All fairly well balanced with the bitter pine and resin winning out in the end. Saturated citrus opens up as the beer warms a bit.

Taste: Orange peel and some zesty citrus and lime on the front. Sweeter tropical fruits pop out on the body and are accompanied by some heavier, bitter pine and resin. Caramel and some light toffee sweetness comes in on the back end and lingers long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Bitter pine runs throughout. Some fruit and malt sweetness poke their head in through and most notedly on the finish. Carbonation is fitting.

Overall: A classic old school american IPA. Has the pronounced pine bitterness with plenty of brighter fruit hop notes. If you are a fan of Centennial I highly recommend this one for you.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,325 ratings
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