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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

3,482 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,482
Reviews: 1,016
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 142
Gots: 486 | 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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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Pours a clear copper color with a 1" off-white head that is slow to reduce, leaving scant lacing down the sides.

Has a thick, piney aroma, with heavy resin, hints of citrus, dry leaves, and spicy greens. This has a heavily hopped aroma, like whole cones were tossed in and allowed to impart their oily essence!

Starts slightly sweet and hoppy, before a tidal crash of astringent, resinous hops hit. Hints of orange, pineapple and mango dance beneath a surf of bitter pine and notes of tobacco. Finish is bitter, pithy, and dry.

Medium to almost full-bodied, this is a sipper, that oddly enough sweetens as you get further into it (either that or my tongue is going numb!). Drying to the tongue, but not so hopped that it leaves your tongue or gums tingling.

Ballast Point call this their flagship IPA, and I can see why. Tasty, full-flavored, and with enough hops for the most intense hop-heas out there, this is an AIPA to seek out and try. The flavor is intense enough, though, that served as from a 22 oz bottle, you will really want to find someone to share this with.

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Great IPA in the shadow of neighbor Stone. Of course you have to have an IPA. Why wouldn't you. It ois a standard that is set for brewing prowess. T does not disapoint. I Believe every brewer needs to brew a good IPA before they die. Think they can say done that and move on. Excellent mouthfeel and baiance. At first it seems pedestrian but the alance strts to take over the impression in a positive way and finishes wanting more. Cheersb

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,482 ratings.