Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,341 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,341
Reviews: 990
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 126
Gots: 373 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got Ballast Point in Texas...was eager to try this one. Got a 6 pack at Round Rock Specs for just under 10 bucks.

Poured a golden amber. A decent light khaki head...some sticky lacing. I like.

Smell is very good, very citrusy, mostly tangerine and grapefruit. Seem to be picking up some spices as well. Nice.

Taste is juicy orange/tangerine. A bit of spice as well. Very flavorful. An easy drinking IPA with a medium body with good carbonation. Almost DIPA like on the flavor, but lacks the sweet malt kick at the end.

I'm a fan. Still have not tried Sculpin but I'm sure I will soon. Price point on this one pulled me in first. Happy to have another go to IPA at my fingertips when I get the itch.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a dark golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades away and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Oh yeah! Tons of citrus hops and a little bit of sweet malt that mixes perfectly together.

T: Now this is how IPAs should taste! it tastes super fresh and has a lot of citrus hops that are perfect with the sweetness of the beer. As the beer lingers, the hops become a tad bit spicier.

M: The beer has a decent amount of crispness on the back of the throat and as it goes down. It is for sure super easy to drink too.

O: This is one of the greatest IPAs that I have ever tasted. Thank god Ballast Point has finally started to ship to Texas. I freaking love everything that they make.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.36/5  rDev -17.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden/light amber color with a solid finger of cream colored head. Decent retention, a full layer remains across the surface about 5 minutes later. Very nice lacing.

S - Lots and lots of citrusy hops. Grapefruit, mango, and passion fruit. Slightly tart and bready. Citrus really dominates the nose.

T - Bitter, sweet, and citrusy. The hops have a nice resinous quality to them. Citrus is still very much present but is less aggressive in the taste. Dry and bitter initially; grapefruit, resin, and a mild but welcome alcohol burn take over through the finish which is mostly dry/bitter/alcohol.

M - Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Rather refreshing as I find most dry & hoppy beers

O - Very good, kind of one dimensional, but its a very good dimension.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,341 ratings.