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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,407 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,407
Reviews: 1,003
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 135
Gots: 431 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this brew out of a group in a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a copper hue with a thin white head that leaves a decent trail and thin wispy lace.

S: Hoppy and pine aroma with a malty background.

T: Bitter hoppy tart flavor up front with an alcoholic bite. Finishes on the tart side of dry.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This is a solid ipa – great balance between the hops and malt.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass with a moderately aggressive hand. "13261" printed on the label. Whatever that might mean.

A: Pretty clear golden orange-yellow. Clean white head of about 1.5 finger width. Reduces to fine layer over 2-3 minutes. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Citrus hop predominates with much more subdued pine notes. Faint malt. Touch of sweetness. Orange. A bit floral.

T: Grapefruit bitterness upfront that draws out nicely into some brief malt sweetness. Finishes reasonably dry. Citrus heavy with only a trace of piney/resin elements.

M: Moderate carbonation. Good full body and IPA creaminess. A bit sticky, but overall very nice.

O: Citrus-forward IPA with nice prominent hoppiness. Balance is shifted on the bitter side of things, but that is how I prefer my IPAs. Too much malt ruins the IPA, I say! Very solid. I actually think I prefer this to Sculpin. And at 2/3 the price, I think I will be revisiting.


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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: translucent orange-yellow sustaining film of off-white head, with significant lacing
S: floral blossoms, bready, and a little earthy
T/M: Little malt up front, but more hoppy and dry than most. Earthy with maybe a hint of grapefruit way in back. The taste doesn't change too much, but the malt seems to make a presence in the middle, it seems. There is a constant increasing pull of the hops on the tongue throughout.
O: Very solid IPA that has the hops bite and dry feel. It also seemed to improve a little as it warmed from a cold fridge state. Although it has about everything I like, I think it could be a bit more complex. And even then it's not to say it's monotonous, just the layers aren't as distinct as in some other offerings I have had.

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,407 ratings.