1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

3,419 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,419
Reviews: 1,004
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 137
Gots: 443 | FT: 2
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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Big Eye IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,419 | Reviews: 1,004 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of LegalBrew87
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Mantooth
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of yhoshijima
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of omnibusfilms
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler fills of Calico Amber and Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewery in San Diego. Big Eye features an amazing nose of herbal, piney, slightly earthy hops; slight currant and blackberry at the end. Light copper color with a fluffy white head that dissapates into an intricate web of lacing around the glass. Nice carbonic bite with a medium body. Flavor is ALL herbal/piney/earthy hop taste. No sweetness, very little citrus to be found. Malt body is very much in the background; lightly biscuity and bready. Hard to take any real notes in flavor other than the pungent hop overload. This is definitely for hop heads. Sculpin IPA seems to be a little less dank in terms of pungency, I prefer it to Big Eye.

Photo of brywhite
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of rapayn01
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of adam_e
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of russwilliam
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of HopChef44
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of rpandre2
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of davet100
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of HillbillyBlood
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

18 day old can

Pours a clear darker orange with a somewhat off-white head. The head leaves lacing and retains well.

Big sweet orange and grapefruit hop aromas. Gets a little floral. Some toffee and caramel like malt hangs in behind those hops.

The bitterness is prevalent yet still makes for a nicely drinkable IPA. Medium body and carbonation. Fairly dry. The citrus fruit from the aroma carries through nicely. Caramel malt backbone. Lots of residual hop flavor lingers on the tongue in the aftertaste.

Great IPA here.

Photo of shredder83
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of linnymtu
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of JTex
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MJSJr
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Greels
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jryanj927
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sunsjammer
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of JT23
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,419 ratings.