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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,566 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,566
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 150
Gots: 544 | 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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Ratings: 3,566 | Reviews: 1,034
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful copper amber, low carbonation coming up. Nice one to two fingers of bubbly, white head.

S - Great balance of malt characters in the sweetness and hops. Nice earthyness.

T - Punchy one here. Nice initial bite from hops, then evens out with sweet malts across palate. Piney/Earthy qualities are beautiful.

M - Great snap to it. Rolls across palate with different levels of flavor. Medium bodied.

O - Great beer. Love this, more malty than the Sculpin, but great difference.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I feel like I'm in the aquatic section of a pet store when perusing the labels of these Ballast Point beers. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset brass topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit, pine needle, and very light menthol. The taste brings in more of the same, without the menthol character and with a hint of lightly-spicy greens. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice enough IPA, nothing to exclaim about, but nothing offensive, either.

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Ballast Point Brewing Company - Big Eye IPA - Bomber

Look - Pours a clear deep copper amber with a two finger foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves tons of sticky lacing all over.

Smell - Rich malt with a nice tropical citrus hop balance. Absolutely phenomenal aroma, maltier than the Sculpin but just as appetizing to the nose. I was excited to take a sip.

Taste - Rich, smooth and somewhat sweet malt transition into juicy citrus hop wave and that's where it sits.

Mouthfeel - Lingering sour citrus hops are quite pleasant on the palate. Quite drinkable but the malt does make this one a little (slight bit) boozy.

Overall - Another home run by Ballast Point, this one is a bit maltier than the Sculpin. Just enough uniqueness to differentiate. I do prefer the Sculpin but I would not hesitate to purchase this in a pinch.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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