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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

2,869 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,869
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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MrJolly

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-10-2012 00:10:00 | More by MrJolly
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-08-2012 19:21:28 | More by Profchaos20
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2012 14:53:22 | More by Bilco
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ChulaVistaBarista

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-08-2012 02:40:52 | More by ChulaVistaBarista
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-07-2012 00:49:06 | More by Shnanign
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-06-2012 07:35:09 | More by muchloveforhops3
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-04-2012 11:39:48 | More by jbaker67
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DallasJones


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-02-2012 03:03:31 | More by DallasJones
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avaldivia

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-01-2012 18:45:33 | More by avaldivia
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-01-2012 13:37:28 | More by LarryMyers
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-30-2012 00:47:35 | More by szmnnl99
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-28-2012 19:39:37 | More by bcsbeer
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KyleMA

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-27-2012 22:55:08 | More by KyleMA
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mattknueven

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-26-2012 02:13:12 | More by mattknueven
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adamette

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Live Review. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle that I bought for $1.85 from Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio as a single into a clean, clear glass. No "best by" observed by me where Ballast Point's other 12 oz. bottles had it printed on the neck. The other two 12 ounces that I bought that day ...about a week or so ago... were fresh so I am going to go ahead and assume that this one is as well.

A Kind of a standard looking but big creamy very light brown head over a very interesting translucent copper body with plenty of grains or sediment floating about. I really like the look. 4.5

S Moderate bitter hops and lightly roasted malt. Kind of a standard smell really. There might be a bit more of a barley presence to the smell than other IPAs. 3.5

T Pretty standard craft IPA with a moderately elevated hop bitterness that lingers on the back of the tongue and a nice citrus/pineapple sweetness that dances across the front of the tongue. Really intriguing and a cut above most in this style. 4.5

M The bitterness and the sweetness along with the ABV which is a healthy 6.8% mean that this beer has a big mouthfeel. It might be one of the bigger beers in this style (you would have to go to a DIPA to find a bigger feel). 4.0

D/O For me drinkability is reduced by its size. Overall this is a tasty beer though. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 01:41:02 | More by adamette
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating(got it recently from Ohio though, so we should be ok). Pours a lightly cloudy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, herbal, floral, pine, grass, orange, mango, pineapple, honey, caramel, citrus rind, and bread. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength; slightly more herbal and piney than I am used to as well. Taste of big grapefruit, herbal, pine, floral, grass, mango, citrus rind, pineapple, caramel, honey, and bread. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, herbal, pine, tropical, honey, caramel, and bread on the finish for a good bit. Very nice malt/bitterness balance in this; with a nice balance and complexity of hop flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming at all noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent IPA. A bit more malty than your typical West coast IPA, but I am not complaining. Great hop flavor balance, and very smooth to drink. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 03:27:10 | More by superspak
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-25-2012 01:25:32 | More by tdmccarthy
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EMPotter


3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-24-2012 23:27:54 | More by EMPotter
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Naterobsnyk4

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20%

06-24-2012 05:07:12 | More by Naterobsnyk4
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows caramel, resinous hops, grapefruit, pine, soft orange marmalade and light fruit. Very malty.
Flavours are similar, lots of sweet clean malt before a piny, resinous hoppy bitterness rolls through.
Body seems a bit syrupy.
Hop character could be a bit more interesting.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 04:40:24 | More by CrazyDavros
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-23-2012 03:22:04 | More by ms11781
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JLapadura

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-23-2012 01:49:50 | More by JLapadura
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-21-2012 02:26:58 | More by JeffTheJuice
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-20-2012 02:12:15 | More by pearljam118
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-19-2012 01:05:48 | More by wvsabbath
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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