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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

2,975 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,975
Reviews: 959
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 105
Gots: 240 | 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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Ratings: 2,975 | Reviews: 959 | Display Reviews Only:
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beersvh23

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-17-2013 03:45:05 | More by beersvh23
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ElizabethEleanor

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-17-2013 03:07:41 | More by ElizabethEleanor
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-16-2013 20:34:40 | More by ZEB89
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-16-2013 11:18:37 | More by NumberNone
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jwk7324

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-16-2013 05:43:05 | More by jwk7324
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VaTechHopHead


4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-16-2013 04:07:10 | More by VaTechHopHead
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-15-2013 03:37:08 | More by Zbeetleman
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-14-2013 23:42:12 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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BoseMan421

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-14-2013 23:10:12 | More by BoseMan421
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-14-2013 21:27:01 | More by DIPAFAN
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Rob315

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-14-2013 18:19:52 | More by Rob315
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Absolut

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-14-2013 14:38:31 | More by Absolut
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-14-2013 00:25:36 | More by cantfindme
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Buick222

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-13-2013 20:16:20 | More by Buick222
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KDE

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-13-2013 16:12:44 | More by KDE
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-13-2013 15:37:22 | More by mychalg9
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -20%

05-12-2013 18:09:49 | More by mikeburd1128
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-12-2013 17:54:33 | More by fullmoonbeer
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KMcG

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-12-2013 12:59:30 | More by KMcG
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olivermonster

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-11-2013 10:33:43 | More by olivermonster
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with three fingers of creamy beige foam.

Smell: A clean lemon and pine aroma cuts through a sugary, sweet citrus (orange, pineapple and grapefruit) backdrop.

Taste: Much like Sculpin, this is a bitter beast. Lots of pine, floral notes, grapefruit rind, and a bit of a soapy lemon flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp and tingly carbonation that coats the tongue.

Overall, I enjoyed this quite a bit. It's definitely a bold and bitter IPA and, like Sculpin (it's bigger brother), it teeters on being unbalanced. But as intense as it is, it's also bursting with flavor.

05-11-2013 03:10:59 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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BadJustin

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-11-2013 00:56:31 | More by BadJustin
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Topher78

California

3/5  rDev -26.1%

05-10-2013 17:11:02 | More by Topher78
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-10-2013 14:44:17 | More by twenty5
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a reddish copper hue with minimal dense head and spotty lacing.

Grapefruity sweet aroma and stray hints of pine.

Grapefruit rind bitterness upfront that wanes to the back. Pine, hop leaf and floral aftertaste. This is one bitter brew.

Medium malt body and a hop drying effect. I find this easy drinking.

Pretty decent offering at the right price. A classic IPA.

05-10-2013 02:35:58 | More by joeseppy
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,975 ratings.