Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

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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.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87.2% out of 100 with 4,313 ratings
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