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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,407 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,407
Reviews: 1,003
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 135
Gots: 431 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange in color with white head. Brilliantly clear with visible carbonation.

Nose has plenty of fruity characters and some citrusy notes.

Medium in body with a good amount of carbonation. Great addition of citrusy/pineapple hops and light caramel malts. Some biscuity bready characters and just an overall delicious blend. Very easy drinking throughout.

Great lingering juicy fruit character and light hop resin on the tongue. The malt character really blends beautifully with the hops to make a wonderful IPA

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours your average deep golden, nice fluffy white head, nice lacing and retention; good looking. The aromas are nice, just a bit subtle. Lots of orange, lemon, and pine. The flavors taste pretty good, much more robust than the aromas. There's a loud bitterness to this one, which is pretty enjoyable. More pine and citrus. Not as tropical as some, but still really nice. Very crisp. Dry. Mouthfeel is really nice, creamy, right amount of carbonation, medium-bodied. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's pretty easy to drink.

This is more of a standard IPA. Really good, better than alot, but not mind blowing. Maybe it's just because I had Sculpin for the first time yesterday. They're completely different. Either way, it's pretty nice and is one to try.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a bright amber color with orange tint. Small 1 finger head that dissipates quickly.

S - Great blend of floral and citrus hops. Nice amount of sweetness, but a full bouquet of flowers as well.

T - Very, very floral taste. Perhaps the most floral IPA I've had. Backed up with some citrusy sweetness. Finishes quite bitter.

M - It's somewhat dry, good amount of carbonation. Lots of bitterness in this one.

Overall - I found this to be a superb IPA. For hopheads, it's a must.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of C20Percent
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

*Review taken from notes*

A: Hazy dark bronze. Eggshell color head with amber hues. Noticeable bubbles.

S: Nice pine / citrus mix. Fresh aroma!

T: A sweet-sour citrus flavor. Like a tangerine-lemon. Crisp. Nice earthy aftertaste. Refreshing.

M: Medium to heavy body.

O: Reminds me a bit of the Steelhead Double IPA, but not with the enhanced citrus flavor that beer had. This is a good beer overall, but there's nothing too special, IMO. A bit on the malty side, which distracts from the flavor, but a better than average brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mdfb79
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received a bomber of this from Nugganooch; thanks Dane! 22 oz. bottle into my Bell's tulip. Looks like there was a bottling date on it but it's scratched off.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy bright orange color with two fingers of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for several minutes and leaves a ton of spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, fruity malts, lemon, floral hops, and some light pine hops. Lots of citrus and hops, and a lot of orange which is nice. Very nice nose, really liking it.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, caramel malts, citrus hops, oranges, bready malts, grains, and some tropical fruits. The taste is nice but much more malty then the nose, and not as hoppy. A step down for me, thought still good.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and easy to drink, with no real bitterness.

o - Overall I thought this was a good beer and a pretty nice IPA, but it's certainly no Sculpin. The nose is nice with a lot of hops and citrus/orange, but the taste is much less hoppy and has a lot of malts. Still a nice beer and easy to drink, just not a hop bomb. Worth having and would certainly have it again, but would pass on this if it was on the shelf next to Sculpin.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,407 ratings.