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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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4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy amber color with a 1 finger head and nice lacing.

S: Very refreshing and inviting smell. Floral and citrus hops with some very faint malt in the background.

T: Much like the smell, the first thing you taste is the hops...sweet and floral. The malts provide a nice balance. It's not overly bitter and could be enjoyed by a wide range of people.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice tingle. Very refreshing.

O: I'm quite impressed with this offering from Ballast Point. I opened this bottle before the Sculpin because I think I'll like the Sculpin better and I didn't want to short change the Big Eye. I'm glad I did. This is a well-balanced and very drinkable IPA. Well done!

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A clear amber color with a small white head.

S- Citrus hops, touch of tropical fruits, floral.

T- Citrus, pine, earthy, pepper, spices, bready.

M- Smooth, crisp, medium body.

O- A solid IPA, but I like Sculpin better. Very happy to be able to buy Ballast Point near me, can wait to try more.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, enjoy by 2/1/13

A: Pours a nice amber color, thin head with decent retention and lacing along the glass.
S: Bitter hops, a little hint of alcohol. Some malt in there as well.
T: Nice flavor from the centennial and columbus hops. Less citrus and a little more malt compared to their Sculpin. A nice beer.
M: Not much criticism here. A little creamy in the head, medium-bodied. A delight to drink.
O: I think I prefer Sculpin if I'm to choose, but this is still a great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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