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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,263 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,263
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 125
Gots: 336 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000)
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Photo of osant37
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz. can at 45 degrees F. into a tulip style ipa glass.
A - golden blossom honey with a slight haze . 1 finger of clingy soapy foam that sticks around. alcohol legs are present around the glass.

S - Tropical fruits are strong, mango, pineapple & mandarin oranges. sweet, sweet malty / honey notes.

T - bitter tropical smash to the pallet. mid mouth sweetness from the malts almost like a frosted donut with tropical fruit salad on top. this is absolutely delicious.

M- full bodied. coats the mouth in flavor and leaves a delicious resiny aftertaste.

O - This Beer is fucking awesome. I can drink this IPA everyday. And IMHO is just slighty better than sculpin. I would buy this and many other of the fantastic offerings by Ballast Point Brewing whenever possible. happy to have a great ipa like this for my 300th beer.

Cheers!

osant37, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of booga73
4/5  rDev -1.5%

booga73, Yesterday at 11:59 PM
Photo of PA-hunter
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into glass. 7% abv.

Appearance- Cloudy orange amber. Two finger head with good retention.

Smell- Heavy aroma of citrus. Very fruit like with notes of pineapple and grapefruit.

Taste- The citrus notes arrive to the palate first, fresh grapefruit cuts right through. Midway, a heavy malt prescence takes over and definitely has a noticeable caramel quality to it. This blends into a solid bitter and dry finish that lasts awile.

Mouthfeel- Medium to medium heavy in body. Lively carbonation.

Overall- A solid IPA from a great brewery. I agree this one is just a tad bit below Sculpin in rank. Plenty of flavor and done correctly.

PA-hunter, Yesterday at 12:31 AM
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,263 ratings.