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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,056 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,056
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 110
Gots: 264 | 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%

msondel, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

liamt07, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

scruffwhor, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ColdOneKev, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

jayhunter357, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mfigueroa713, Jun 08, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bomber to a snifter, enjoy by 9/16 date, should be pretty fresh

Pours a very clear dark gold with a finger and a half of foam. Alright retention rate, medium carbonation nice sticky lacing. This thing looks really good

Smells of some floral and fruity hops- pine, citrus, and little bit of grapefruit. Really strong grainy malt coming through on the back with a touch of alcohol. Not the most aromatic, but pretty solid for an ipa, a lot of attention paid to the balance. Not super hoppy, not super grainy, not quite a golden mean but pretty close to the middle

Taste follows much of the same profile as the nose. Hoppy front, like the nose very floral with lots of citrus. Strong malts back everything up taking away the initial blast of hops in the middle, and ends very neutral. Like the nose, balance again seems to be the idea here, executed well

Feel is a lighter/medium body with a strong up front bitterness that gets much of it cut down as the malt sets in. Alcohol is concealed well, pretty drinkable

Overall I think this would be a good ipa for people who aren't into an over balance of hops and are looking for something more rounded and balanced. I prefer sculpin greatly over this, but that's not to say this isn't good also

lordofstarside, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

savagepm, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of SebD
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white/beige head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of strong citrus and grapefruit along with piney resins and sweet caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus and grapefruit along with fairly strong piney resins and some sweet bready and caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

SebD, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

falconxman, Jun 05, 2013
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,056 ratings.