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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

3,158 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,158
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 118
Gots: 295 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000)
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

TheReese, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ToddHolder, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

lionoa7x, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fully reviewed- July 30, 2013

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, honey amber/ light brown with nice lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: On the nose immediately are hints of bready malts, grapefruit and assorted citrus, honey, and grass and pine resin hoppiness.

Taste: The taste flows from the aromas present with pine resin, grapefruit, orange citrus, sweet honey, and lemon noticeable. A little alcohol in the finish brings character and doesn't detract.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with a nice finish over the palate. This style can sometimes be too dry; not a problem here!

Overall: A great IPA. Very drinkable. I'd order this beer again. A beer of the month club starter selection although I'm no stranger to this beer and other Ballast Point beers.

MarvinSnyder, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

gfap61, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

domnalbrecc, May 30, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful copper amber, low carbonation coming up. Nice one to two fingers of bubbly, white head.

S - Great balance of malt characters in the sweetness and hops. Nice earthyness.

T - Punchy one here. Nice initial bite from hops, then evens out with sweet malts across palate. Piney/Earthy qualities are beautiful.

M - Great snap to it. Rolls across palate with different levels of flavor. Medium bodied.

O - Great beer. Love this, more malty than the Sculpin, but great difference.

da_beers, May 30, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I feel like I'm in the aquatic section of a pet store when perusing the labels of these Ballast Point beers. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset brass topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit, pine needle, and very light menthol. The taste brings in more of the same, without the menthol character and with a hint of lightly-spicy greens. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice enough IPA, nothing to exclaim about, but nothing offensive, either.

TMoney2591, May 30, 2013
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,158 ratings.