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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,484 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,484
Reviews: 1,016
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 144
Gots: 493 | FT: 3
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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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer has bold flavor. The first punch is like being punched in the face. It almost tastes like cocaine (not that I would know what that tastes like, wink wink). I really enjoy the smell and texture of this beer. This brewery just started shipping to Georgia and I cant wait to try everything else they offer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Glad to finally see Ballast Point in Atlanta. To me this is a great example of what a san diego style IPA should be--super drinkable, hoppy, citrusy, some pine and malt and just the right amount of stickiness on the tongue. Great appearance and aroma as well. This is like A Stone IPA thats kinda bursting at the seams. Delicious and interesting enough to the palate to have more than one.

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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 13260, so September 17, 2013

A: Pours a golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves some nice lacing

S: Some nice citrus and pine notes thanks to the hops, along with a solid malt backbone. Hops are definitely front and center

T: Starts out with the hops up front, lending some citrus and pine notes. The malts come in mid-way to help balance. Bitterness also comes along mid-palate, along with some floral, perfumey hops. Finishes with a lingering bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily and slick

O: Much more piney and perfumey than Sculpin, so it's certainly more west coast styled. Easy to sit down and drink a couple, but the abv and IBUs will definitely take their toll after a few. Definitely recommended if you're into west coast IPAs

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4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, golden amber colored body was filled with fine carbonation bubbles. The head formation was one finger thick and foamy. The aroma was full of pine straw and grapefruit peels, and was very inviting. The taste was full of grapefruit, with a massive dose bitterness. The finish was spicy and herbal, as the hops never let up. The body was a hair on the lighter side of medium dense, and the aftertaste was a little boozy. Ballast Point beer just started showing up locally, and this was fine first taste.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a hand glass.

A: Deep golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, tight, foamy, white head. Settles slowly, leaving a thick foam blanket on the surface. Thick beer ring lacing.

S: Pine resin, orange and grapefruit citrus, and honey.

T: Resiny hops, accentuated with citrus, honey, and wood.

M: Thick and syrupy. Great balance of biting hops with a touch of sweetness, fruity citrus, and a bit of earthiness. Citrusy bitter finish. A little steely.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really nice. Tightly formed, thick, foamy head; and Persistent beer ring lacing. Nose is resiny with citrus and honey. Thick and syrupy pine resin, accentuated with citrus and a bit of sweetness, and earthy character. Overall, this is a great quaff.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,484 ratings.