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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,489 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,489
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 145
Gots: 498 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is amber in color with sunset highlights. A large off white head offers some clinging lacing to the sides of the glass.

S - I get lots of citrus and pine. Some bready malt comes through as well.

T - I get lots of citrus with a resiny pine finish. I get some malt through the middle. I may have left this one in the fridge too long. I don't remember as much malt in my first try of this beer.

M - Moderate

O - I really like this IPA. I prefer it to Sculpin actually.

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3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on August 3, 2012. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet/flute glass. Imprinted on bottle: Enjoy by 9/22/2012.

A: Poured a dark amber with a thin tan 1/2 finger head that quickly dissipated. What remained was just a thin amount of white fizzz on the top. No lacing left behind.

S: Citrus: Oranges, tangerines, grapefruit. Some pine and a bready malt.

T: Malt forward (?) with a light hop bite that builds as you drink more and it warms. Something forms on the back of the tongue -malt?

M: Spicy like carbonation, not real bitter.

O: A very good IPA, way more different than the Sculpin with the added malts. I would like more hops, but it still comes out fairly balanced.

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip.

Pour: Clear amber with a finger of eggshell head that recedes to a film.

Smell: Caramel sweetness and a healthy does of pine. Not much in the way of citrus.

Taste: More of the same on the taste. This is a very malt forward IPA, if that can be a thing. Pine and oranges with a hefty amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Pretty sticky. Mildly bitter. Caramel malts linger.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA, but again, nothing to write home about.

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A - Pours nearly a tangerine orange color with several yeast sediment floaties having a party of their own.

S - Grapefruit, bready malts, orange, pine.

T - Good hop bitterness up front followed by the malt backbone. Flavors of grapefruit rind, pine and a bit of orange and pineapple.

M - Medium bodied with semi-dry finish.

O - Solid IPA from Ballast Point although not in the same tier as Sculpin. Lacks that mango/citrus quality that I love in my IPA.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,489 ratings.