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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,858 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,858
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 99
Gots: 197 | FT: 4
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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Guinnesswasmyfirstlove

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-16-2014 04:38:14 | More by Guinnesswasmyfirstlove
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rob99er

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-16-2014 04:11:34 | More by rob99er
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humuloner22

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am trying not to be overly critical or give this one as high as a review as the Sculpin, its really good, but but to my recollection not as good as the Sculpin, and the price is justified, but this is a damn good IPA for sure.

Appearance: Golden light bronze. Nothing remarkable from the standard color scheme of the style.

Smell: Just like the Sculpin, I could smell this one all day, its not quite as floral, but its still very nice. Fruitiness, tropical fruits, in the aroma.

Taste: Much more here than in the aroma really, tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, but a hop assertiveness is definitely going on here. I detect some pine resin but not as dank as anything Stone puts out, this is a well balanced IPA. Very drinkable.

Overall: I am still a fan of Ballast Point. I am happy with my purchase. So. Cal is really pumping out some of the best beers right now. At least I think so. Thank god we are here in this time to experience these!

Serving type: can

07-16-2014 03:34:56 | More by humuloner22
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tabhill

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-16-2014 03:03:24 | More by tabhill
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TheMarcusWhit


3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-16-2014 01:56:14 | More by TheMarcusWhit
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kevindp9

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-16-2014 00:27:49 | More by kevindp9
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brongladest

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-16-2014 00:27:27 | More by brongladest
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-15-2014 22:38:09 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-15-2014 20:43:41 | More by trxxpaxxs
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jshusc

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-15-2014 18:25:08 | More by jshusc
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Dolphinsmarlins1


4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-15-2014 03:13:00 | More by Dolphinsmarlins1
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cdog707yo

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-14-2014 22:29:41 | More by cdog707yo
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-14-2014 22:11:15 | More by _morandi_
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-14-2014 20:25:58 | More by ZachT
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-14-2014 19:00:41 | More by DrBier
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Rothobinide

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-14-2014 16:54:35 | More by Rothobinide
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-14-2014 16:26:34 | More by jbriggs7
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heebitis


4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-14-2014 06:59:05 | More by heebitis
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Tictactisag


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-14-2014 02:44:44 | More by Tictactisag
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rolltide

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-14-2014 00:44:09 | More by rolltide
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ranger7

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-14-2014 00:13:22 | More by ranger7
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Greywulfken

New York

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: amber orange-gold and crystal clear; few fingers of ivory head easily achieved. Top lacing diminishing and then disappearing down the glass.

S: pine and citrus all at once - deep chewy resinous pine notes and juicier orange and grapefruit

T: like the nose, full of citrus and pine; malts bring something huskier, almost rustic, to the fore, along with some muted caramel sweetness.

M: light-medium, slim and slick; prominent bittering, some linger, some stick; drinkability high

O: whatta nice ale - kinda like a meeting point between typical gold-colored and brightly hopped IPAs with the darker, woodsier ones, like a Torpedo. From the brewers of Sculpin, this is a very nice IPA, certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 21:27:15 | More by Greywulfken
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Hopinho

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-13-2014 02:44:00 | More by Hopinho
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SJbigtuna

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-13-2014 00:52:39 | More by SJbigtuna
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ChristianT

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-12-2014 22:19:27 | More by ChristianT
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,858 ratings.