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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

3,490 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,490
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 146
Gots: 500 | FT: 3
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

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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a moderate/large head that is just off-white in color. Beer is an orange/gold color with a hint of red. Head has decent retention and moderate lacing. Smells of grapefruit with a bit of orange, bready and caramel malt, and a bit of pine.

Taste starts with pine and caramel malt, then moves on to grapefruit with a bit of orange/lemon, has a resiny/bready end, with the same aftertaste as end. Has an average mouthfeel with moderate/high carbonation for an IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- deep amber/gold with a big creamy white head that lasts throughout. Big lacing.
S-big citrus, pine, and floral notes. Awesome smell.
T-similar to aroma but a little bit subdued by comparison. This isn't a bad thing. The malt backbone holds up well to the big hops.
M-smooth with just a hint of hops oily-ness.
O-awesome IPA

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bomber to a snifter, enjoy by 9/16 date, should be pretty fresh

Pours a very clear dark gold with a finger and a half of foam. Alright retention rate, medium carbonation nice sticky lacing. This thing looks really good

Smells of some floral and fruity hops- pine, citrus, and little bit of grapefruit. Really strong grainy malt coming through on the back with a touch of alcohol. Not the most aromatic, but pretty solid for an ipa, a lot of attention paid to the balance. Not super hoppy, not super grainy, not quite a golden mean but pretty close to the middle

Taste follows much of the same profile as the nose. Hoppy front, like the nose very floral with lots of citrus. Strong malts back everything up taking away the initial blast of hops in the middle, and ends very neutral. Like the nose, balance again seems to be the idea here, executed well

Feel is a lighter/medium body with a strong up front bitterness that gets much of it cut down as the malt sets in. Alcohol is concealed well, pretty drinkable

Overall I think this would be a good ipa for people who aren't into an over balance of hops and are looking for something more rounded and balanced. I prefer sculpin greatly over this, but that's not to say this isn't good also

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,490 ratings.