Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,344 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,344
Reviews: 991
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 126
Gots: 376 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appealing coopery color poured with a thin creamy head at first with nice lacing. The head diminished. The aroma hit me with a sweet estery (more sweet than spicey) aroma, slightly bready. Overall appealing nose. The taste was piney..earthy bitter on the back of the tongue that seemed to sustain itself between swigs. Light-medium body with light and crisp carbonation.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: Amber color, excellent clarity. Head comprised of fine white bubbles that drop away quickly.

s: Citrusy hop aroma dominates with some light sweet malt in the background. Diacetyl noticeable. No esters or fusels.

t: Big citrus hops on top of caramel pale malt. Diacetyl is present but hiding behind the big hops. Clean fermentation profile otherwise (no clove, pepper, smoke, etc). Finishes with a flourish of citrusy hop bitterness and flavor, with some slight caramel malt in the background as the finish fades out.

o: Aside from the excessive diacetyl in this sample, the beer is very tasty and within style for an American IPA. This sample was poured from hotel tap system in San Diego, and I have no idea how their lines or kegs are treated. Usually, diacetyl is a fermentation byproduct (not enough yeast pitched, or the beer removed from the yeast too soon). In any case, I will give this another shot and would recommend trying this if you're into big citrus hops and a not-so-dry finish.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,344 ratings.