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Ginger Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ginger Big Eye IPA
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BA SCORE
89
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 09-12-2008)
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-10-2014 05:28:54 | More by davegray
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aoampm

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-26-2014 06:33:28 | More by aoampm
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Tuckersmth

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-23-2014 22:03:24 | More by Tuckersmth
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TheBoog013

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-04-2014 22:26:51 | More by TheBoog013
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TrojanRB

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-21-2014 20:25:49 | More by TrojanRB
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-08-2014 21:16:36 | More by Evan
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-28-2014 23:27:43 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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robear

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.2%

05-24-2014 19:39:13 | More by robear
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Jordan444

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-07-2014 22:54:24 | More by Jordan444
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terpinsd

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-27-2014 06:49:22 | More by terpinsd
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DeanMoriarty

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-14-2014 17:29:15 | More by DeanMoriarty
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mactrail

Washington

3.34/5  rDev -18.3%

Clear orangey amber with a hint of rose. Modest foam in the pint shaker. From the very first sip the ginger makes its presence known-- hot and spicy. The other sensation is how dry this is. It's quite sharp and lacks even a hint of sweetness. The malt provides some body, though. The ginger flavor is good but the hops are a one-dimensional bitter burn.

This flattens out considerably in the carbonation department. The heat from the ginger is interesting, but overall this is really tart and a little harsh. Drank this at Fathom on Shelter Island while waiting for the big cruise ship to sail by.

02-23-2014 07:09:38 | More by mactrail
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-06-2014 19:21:02 | More by BigGingDrinker
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-03-2014 15:35:58 | More by GJ40
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SudsSurfer

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-19-2013 19:46:46 | More by SudsSurfer
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Berto66

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-19-2013 05:17:30 | More by Berto66
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-02-2013 21:57:10 | More by sisterthelonious
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MrDave

California

3/5  rDev -26.7%

07-23-2013 19:06:04 | More by MrDave
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

05-15-2013 05:55:42 | More by Zbeetleman
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-01-2013 02:32:16 | More by largadeer
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-10-2013 19:24:02 | More by spycow
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Murrhey

Montana

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Poured on-tap at Ballast Point in San Diego, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- Creamy finger width head. Longer retention. Fluffy lacing.

S- Citrusy hops, ginger is heavy, some soapiness, grapefruit, light crisp smells.

T- Some bitter hops, but the ginger comes up and bites in the end. Still very subtle flavor.

M- Smooth and creamy feel with a bite of carbonation.

O- The ginger isn't strong, but it is present. I feel this could have been done better.

11-17-2012 00:20:59 | More by Murrhey
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-25-2012 12:31:47 | More by Mojoman8561
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-20-2012 02:42:40 | More by t0rin0
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%

On-tap at Ballast Point's Old Grove location. Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a clear copper orange, produces a finger of creamy beige head, great retention, good lacing.

S- Ginger aroma is amazing, very bright, potent blend of freshly chopped ginger and citric hops. I really can't believe how much ginger aroma is packed into this beer.

T- Very hoppy, citric grapefruit and pine, the ginger is prominent here again, but works closely with the hops, lending some spicy and well... ginger flavors. Excellent call on using ginger as an ingredient, it complements the fruitiness and bitterness of the hops really nicely.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth, dry feel, a tiny bit of spice in the finish.

O- An awesome beer, finished an 8 oz pour easily, a damn good idea and well-executed.

06-23-2012 03:01:46 | More by WillCarrera
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Ginger Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.