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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

3,081 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,081
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 109
Gots: 274 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Lukass, Apr 16, 2013
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4.84/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

brewdlyhooked13, Apr 14, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into pint

A: Very nice golden amber with a decent head retention that stays for quite a bit.

S: A very delicate, citrus floral smell that is quite faint. One of the more faint smelling IPAs I have had, but that is not a bad thing, it just shows the complexity and the floral nature of it. With a bit of pine at the end. Quite unique scent actually.

T: Lots of pine coming through, especially in the aftertaste.

M: Excellent strong mouthfeel that just has a good balance and texture to it.

O: A solid IPA, which is interesting in contrast with their other IPA offering, Sculpin. I would like to try them blind. Sculpin has an excellent IPA brother in Big Eye. Great price and availability. Can't go wrong here.

gillagorilla, Apr 01, 2013
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,081 ratings.