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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,060 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,060
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 110
Gots: 266 | 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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3/5  rDev -26.1%

xipho, May 30, 2012
Photo of danieelol
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Could have left this in the freezer a touch longer before consuming. Oh well.

Pours a lovely orange toffee colour with good head and fantastic lacing.

Smell is somewhat subtle and balanced tropical notes- think guava and lime with some malt poking through. Floral notes too.

Taste is excellently balanced hop and malt sweetness, but firmly West Coast.

Mouthfeel is thin with not a whole lot of carbonation. Fairly drinkable as a result. In fairness I think it could do with more carbonation, but I will check subsequent bottles to confirm this.

Overall a good beer which is suitable for sessioning. Great "budget" offering.

danieelol, May 29, 2012
Photo of eriktoyra
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
A: Pours  orange golden liquid with extremely large carbonation bubbles into the glass. Bubbles are slowly wandering to the top. Quite hazy. The head is about two fingers high at first before it slowly goes down to about half the size. Lots of lacings on the glass. Looks lovely!

S: Lots of both bittering and aroma hops. Fruity, yet earthy at the same time. A bit of sea breeze. Seaweed. Peaches. Oranges and also some A hint of alcohol at the end.

T: Lots of caramel at first, then a surprisingly salty taste before it transcends into a hop burst. Slightly peppery, almost like how I think Tettnanger tastes. Tobacco. Pineapple. Orange peel. Mandarins. A very faint tone of grapefruit. Hay. Finishes with a dry taste of orange peel that lasts long.

M: Feels smooth. The carbonation is medium with large bubbles. Feels a bit watery at the end of the mouth. Leaves a bit of oiliness on the tounge
that lasts.

O: A very nice IPA which surprised me with a lot of unexpected smells and flavours. It feels balanced and looks really nice. A must try if given the opportunity.

eriktoyra, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DeezGunz14, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Mark000, May 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

kjkinsey, May 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ericwilson54, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jtd335, May 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Texasfan549, May 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

wertschy, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MaChiNe, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

abcramer, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

erha2, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Beermazter310, May 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jstewart1130, May 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

joewsorenson, May 13, 2012
Photo of WeedKing4
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Whole Foods in Santa Rosa. 22oz bomber pours a clear, dark copper/amber colour. Tastes nicely bitter with some pine and a strong malt backbone in the finish. Drinks down very smooth and would be very sessionable with the 6.8% alcohol. Not sure of the freshness of the bottle, but its not a bad ipa overall.

WeedKing4, May 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

BCash, May 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Bdel34, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jmccraney, May 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

bdbd, May 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

bumchilly25, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

AndrewMichael, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Rau71, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

dorf, May 04, 2012
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,060 ratings.