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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,411 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,411
Reviews: 1,003
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 137
Gots: 435 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This was a 12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

This beer pours orange/amber with a small head and mild retention. It smells like malts, sweet fruit, and piney hops. It tastes like sweet grapefruit and finishes with a slight hop taste that is pleasing. Decent body and good carbonation. A good beer but I prefer the sculpin. I would drink again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours lightly yellow with a small amount of head. A classic west coast IPA. Great hop forward taste that finishes with more hops without being too powerful. Mostly bitter/piny hop character with almost no fruitiness. Very clean and crisp, doesn't leave a super bitter hop flavor on your tongue like some powerfully hoppy IPAs. A stand by.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle (best by 4-21-13) to a tulip glass

A- pours a crystal clear ruby red with a 1 finger tight bubbled frothy head, classic ipa look

S- a musty sweet malt on the front of the nose, followed by a pungent grapefruit citrus, lemons, sugary orange juice, and fresh bud

T- toffee malts, pine, grapefruit, orange, lemon zest. Just huge citrus hops, bready malt backbone, and a bitter finish

M- medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, citrusy, dry and bitter

O- classic west coast ipa, huge citrus hops, great malt backbone, amazing balance. Sculpin may get most of the allcolaydes, but Big Eye in IMO is a bit more balanced, and just as tasty

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer by Ballast Point. Pours a hazey golden amber with a decent one finger head. The nose is lots of grapefruit/citrus and hops. Lots of hop flavor and good bitterness. Very flavorful and drinkable. I can easily drink alot of these. Ballast Point is easily becoming a favorite brewery of mine. Would give any of their beers a try.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,411 ratings.