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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,321 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,321
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 124
Gots: 363 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000)
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A - Nice dark orange color, almost red. Unusually dense head for style.

S - Pine, citrus, and slight vanilla scent. Not sure if my nose is off or actually smelled vanilla?

T - Bold hop flavors. Nice smooth finish.

M - Nice carbonation produces thick tingly gulps.

O - I like the Sculpin a tad better for it's drink-ability and sweet finish. However, this is still a great beer and another reason that Ballast Point is moving towards the top of my list of favorite breweries. Prost.

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A: Poured into a 16oz. pint glass. Hazy, the color of rose gold, and with a beautiful 1.5-finger head. A nice little ring of foam follows it down, leaving behind some nice lacework. Pretty sexy-looking IPA.

S: Aroma is not overpowering in any one flavor, but instead presents a nice balance of malt up-front and hops in the back. Inviting, with notes of grass, grains, some citrus rind, and a hint of honey.

T: The beer starts out with a malt backbone that provides much of the structure to the flavor. Mid-mouth has some nice floral hop notes, with a finish that is largely dominated by an alcoholic ester. There are some great flavor notes in here: rye whiskey, oak, dirt, pine, flower petals, malted barley, and a touch of banana and lemon. The finish is noticeably dry, and the aftertaste bitter, but the hotness of the alcohol cuts much of the flavor linger, so all you get is the bitterness.

M: There is good substance here, but at times it feels slightly gravely with a strong effervescence on the tongue after swallowing. Not-too heavy, but with an alcoholic hotness that cuts through.

O: A great IPA, but at 7.0% I would think it could hide its hooch a little better. Definitely one to pick up again, all things considered.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,321 ratings.