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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

2,952 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 958
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 103
Gots: 230 | 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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Rudy

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2013 02:18:49 | More by Rudy
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2013 01:49:24 | More by nosavingsaccount
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Dulcea

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-28-2013 17:01:25 | More by Dulcea
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2013 23:49:57 | More by jackrodgers77
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-27-2013 22:41:14 | More by fuzzcherry
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-26-2013 00:05:17 | More by tswater
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shigg85

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-23-2013 18:54:08 | More by shigg85
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J_Dub

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-23-2013 14:59:52 | More by J_Dub
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-23-2013 14:28:46 | More by JakeDebus
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HopAttack3

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-22-2013 23:16:21 | More by HopAttack3
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-22-2013 10:18:15 | More by browniewithnuts
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JHurley

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-21-2013 01:42:44 | More by JHurley
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judkinst

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-19-2013 01:48:55 | More by judkinst
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heysuz

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2013 23:26:24 | More by heysuz
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server222

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2013 20:34:46 | More by server222
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2013 18:09:33 | More by Jason1337
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2013 11:39:25 | More by Beergelden
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Ghostofthewoods

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2013 09:12:41 | More by Ghostofthewoods
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retry4z

California

4.1/5  rDev +1%

Served chilled from a bomber. New white label design with the old picture in the middle and a small enjoyable blurb about the beer/IPA history on the side. It says that this beer is brewed with Columbus and Centennial hop varieties.

Clear copper color with a sustained one-inch head. Citrusy smell, with malt, hops, tropical fruit, and pine shining through. Medium to light carbonation. The hops are pleasantly tingly on the tongue, giving the beer a refreshing quality. The flavor is fruity, sweet, some grapefruit, subtle bitterness remains on the tongue in the aftertaste.

Overall, medium bodied, with a pleasant tingle and fruity hop flavor. One of the easiest-to-enjoy choices in the world of IPAs.

04-17-2013 06:29:51 | More by retry4z
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ikantspel

California

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams lager glass
Best by of 8.15.13

Pours a clean clear copper color with a tan bubbly head

Lemon city's zest, heavy hop aroma, bubblegum in the nose

Earth and pine in the taste, with some grapefruit and pineapple.

Super balanced, not an overpowering ipa for the amount of alcohol.

04-17-2013 03:00:17 | More by ikantspel
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2013 00:30:50 | More by Lukass
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jcb7472

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-15-2013 21:50:17 | More by jcb7472
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-14-2013 03:54:01 | More by Michaeldmanley
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.84/5  rDev +19.2%

Appearance - uncapped, it begins bubble formation and starts creeping up the neck. Very fluffy into the glass, lots of bubbles clinging to the glass. A thick finger of manila foam, very sticky.

Aroma - pineapple, mango, pine, sweet citrus. Smells outstanding.

Taste - caramel malts, to the sweet side for sure. Lots of orange and lemon, some dry pininess in the background. Lots of citrus up front, drying in the swallow and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - heavier than average, very carbonated but it doesn't come across as much during drinking.

Overall - one of the most enjoyable IPAs I've had in a while. Short list for max sessionability.

04-14-2013 02:00:29 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-13-2013 20:45:08 | More by JandJMD
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.