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Ginger Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ginger Big Eye IPA
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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 67
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Deuane on 09-12-2008

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 67
Reviews by Murrhey:
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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (458 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lord Hobo. Served in a pint glass. Hazy orange. Citrus and tropical hop aroma. Taste is strong bright tropical citrus hops. Pale malt sweetness. Grassy bitter finish and a lightly toasty malt flavor. Medium body. Enjoyable. (233 characters)

Photo of breadwinner
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sushi beer to a tee? Super natural tasting vein of ginger running throughout this one. Big Eye is a bit overlooked due to all the Sculpin love, but it's a good beer in its own right, and the ginger addition pairs nicely indeed. (227 characters)

Photo of terpinsd
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Highbury09
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zonker17
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of RyanK252
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours orange amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a light layer and laces well.

S: Tons of fresh ginger, a little citrus, a bit of spice, and faint caramel malt sweetness.

T: Ginger dominates, there's some citrus, grapefruit, maybe lemon lime, and hints of caramel malt sweetness.

M: A little on the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: The ginger is a bit too overpowering for my taste, but still drinkable. Would probably go pretty well with sushi. (525 characters)

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of TheBoog013
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (784 characters)

Photo of The_Jerk
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of HunterSBeerson
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Ginger Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.