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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,059 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,059
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 110
Gots: 266 | FT: 5
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

KevMo84, Today at 04:29 AM
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%

riTLce, Today at 04:22 AM
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Lost my notes on this one so I'm winging it from memory. On tap in a pint glass at Cooper's Seafood House in Scranton, PA. Nice clear almost Amber color with a good two-finger head. Took a long time to settle and laced nicely. Aroma was very nice, grapefruit up front, pine tropical fruit and bready malt in the background. The flavor of this beer was excellent, with that grapefruit dominant, also some mango, resin and slight biscuit flavors. The mouthfeel was great, the hops coating the palate nicely and the carbonation set it off nicely. Very nice beer, wish we could get BP beers all the time in CO.

timontheroad, Yesterday at 08:41 PM
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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

NMFB, Yesterday at 12:14 AM
Photo of tennisjump
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a bottle into a pint glass. Great balance of hops and smoothness. Very drinkable ipa. I'd order this one any time.

tennisjump, Sunday at 11:32 PM
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

tjcamm, Saturday at 11:47 PM
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Mack, Saturday at 08:11 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

NickThePyro, Saturday at 07:40 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Trix247, Saturday at 05:24 PM
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3.8/5  rDev -6.4%

mattbrat1, Friday at 09:50 PM
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3.68/5  rDev -9.4%

PMiller, Friday at 03:07 AM
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%

kkensky, Friday at 01:57 AM
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%

TedTopfer, Friday at 01:00 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%

Mikedhoppy, Friday at 12:48 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerGreg, Thursday at 08:16 PM
Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Big resin, pine, mint hop nose.
Brilliant ruby tinted gold under a 2" finely bubbled foam cap, rapidly descends but leaves excellent lace.
The palate starts with malt caramel and bread then resin, pine and citrus hop flavors take over with an assertive hop accent on the finish.
Medium body and carbonation, crisp, dry, refreshing and smooth.

pat61, Thursday at 08:07 PM
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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

blvdlover, Thursday at 03:36 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -16.3%

Stickydates, Sep 17, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +5.7%

12oz cold can w/freshness date into tulip

Appearance - Clear ruddy golden/orange, 2 finger head recedes into a nice foam cap and leaves ample sticky lacing

Smell - Very orange juice forward and citrusy; sour orange, orange rind, lemon/lime twist. Caramely sweet malts deep in the background.

Feel/Taste - Medium body with plenty of gentle carb is smooth and creamy. Taste up front is a big, moderately bitter blast of citrusy hops; tons of orange and grapefruit flavors coat the tongue, a touch of pine, then the malts sneak in mid-palate with some slightly sweet biscuit and caramel action to help balance the hop onslaught. Finishes long and strong with assertive hop oil bitterness coating palate.

Overall - This is a big, bad, bold IPA that punches your mouth with massive citrus hop flavor and pronounced bitterness. Drink this, and you will know damn sure you're having a modern west coast IPA. While the bitterness is pronounced, it never gets overwhelming - which may be this beers most impressive quality. A damn fine IPA, and sure to please any hop-head.

Redneckwine, Sep 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Brams17, Sep 16, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%

dagubna, Sep 16, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

hydropsyche13, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Hulud, Sep 16, 2014
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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,059 ratings.