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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
90
outstanding

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
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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oline73

Maryland

5/5  rDev +22%

11-15-2011 03:02:15 | More by oline73
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robear

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22%

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

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22%

11-15-2011 18:07:53 | More by brycevolk
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-25-2014 02:40:13 | More by Brohal
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Berto66

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +8%

An interesting brew combo. A straight forward West Coast IPA coupled with a ginger tea that was added at secondary fermentation.

A-Deep golden yellow with a medium white head. Headed lasted and left behind decent lace.

S-Wow! Sharp ginger spice and citrusy hops duke it out in my nose to declare a winner!

T-More of the same! A great combination of hop and ginger flavours. I really like the combination. Enough caramel malt backbone to support of the spicy flavours.

M-Medium body with a lovely, lingering spicy finish.

D-Man do I like this! Along with Big Eye, Dorado and Sculpin can this place make a bad IPA?I don't think so! This is so interesting and damn good it has inspired me to try this combo on the homebrewing level at some point.

09-12-2008 09:02:21 | More by Deuane
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-10-2013 19:24:02 | More by spycow
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Jordan444

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%

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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HopHead84

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

8/5/2011

On tap at Home Brew Mart. Big Eye infused with Zingiber Officinale Root.

A: Transparent yellow gold with a frothy one finger head that leaves lacing clinging to the glass.

S: Bright orange and grapefruit with a little pith. Ginger is aromatic but restrained and pretty nice. Lightly floral. Malt is very light. 

T: Grapefruit flesh and orange pith with crackery malt and an upper moderate level of dry bitterness. The ginger adds just a little flavor and spiciness, it's a lot better than  I expected. 

M: Lower medium body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: Surprisingly, this is pretty damn good, though I think the bitterness-ginger combo would be palate wearying after more than a taster. Recommended.

08-06-2011 22:15:37 | More by HopHead84
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terpinsd

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-10-2014 05:28:54 | More by davegray
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-06-2014 19:21:02 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-16-2011 21:05:59 | More by MasterMustace
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Montana

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

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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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-01-2013 02:32:16 | More by largadeer
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Ginger Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.