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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

2,870 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,870
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 99
Gots: 200 | 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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spoonhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -26.1%

12-28-2012 22:24:44 | More by spoonhawk
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-27-2012 03:24:57 | More by BigGingDrinker
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csmartin6

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-26-2012 20:57:26 | More by csmartin6
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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-25-2012 22:32:53 | More by sloelco
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2012 21:31:16 | More by bdoggboston
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-23-2012 04:21:47 | More by Kmccabe33
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cliff1066

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-22-2012 22:09:46 | More by cliff1066
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Pecan

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-20-2012 07:45:01 | More by Pecan
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InVinoVeritas

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-20-2012 01:40:31 | More by InVinoVeritas
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arfenhouse

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-19-2012 19:23:17 | More by arfenhouse
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mdterps

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-19-2012 01:02:52 | More by mdterps
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jgluck

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-17-2012 23:05:43 | More by jgluck
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20%

12-17-2012 02:42:38 | More by JellyJacket
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-16-2012 23:28:00 | More by TX-Badger
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RockyRaku

Arizona

2.93/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appealing coopery color poured with a thin creamy head at first with nice lacing. The head diminished. The aroma hit me with a sweet estery (more sweet than spicey) aroma, slightly bready. Overall appealing nose. The taste was piney..earthy bitter on the back of the tongue that seemed to sustain itself between swigs. Light-medium body with light and crisp carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 18:58:35 | More by RockyRaku
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huskerfan76

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-15-2012 04:31:24 | More by huskerfan76
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-13-2012 15:36:37 | More by Treb0R
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-13-2012 00:02:17 | More by TheRuss9585
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Climber9

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: Amber color, excellent clarity. Head comprised of fine white bubbles that drop away quickly.

s: Citrusy hop aroma dominates with some light sweet malt in the background. Diacetyl noticeable. No esters or fusels.

t: Big citrus hops on top of caramel pale malt. Diacetyl is present but hiding behind the big hops. Clean fermentation profile otherwise (no clove, pepper, smoke, etc). Finishes with a flourish of citrusy hop bitterness and flavor, with some slight caramel malt in the background as the finish fades out.

o: Aside from the excessive diacetyl in this sample, the beer is very tasty and within style for an American IPA. This sample was poured from hotel tap system in San Diego, and I have no idea how their lines or kegs are treated. Usually, diacetyl is a fermentation byproduct (not enough yeast pitched, or the beer removed from the yeast too soon). In any case, I will give this another shot and would recommend trying this if you're into big citrus hops and a not-so-dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2012 07:02:23 | More by Climber9
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-12-2012 03:03:21 | More by mdillon86
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-10-2012 00:52:23 | More by 2GOOFY
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rankandfile

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-09-2012 23:48:41 | More by rankandfile
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tsm2011

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-08-2012 17:32:51 | More by tsm2011
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-07-2012 23:17:19 | More by Damian74Shensky
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jesus808

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-04-2012 06:09:29 | More by jesus808
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,870 ratings.