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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

3,486 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,486
Reviews: 1,016
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 144
Gots: 493 | 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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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no bottle date; Wisconsin just started getting distribution so presumably this is fresh like the Sculpin are. Served in a snifter glass 2/9/2015.

A- Clear, dark copper body, two finger white head with excellent retention and very nice nets and rings of lacing.

S- Grainy pale malt, citrus zest, floral notes, even a touch of spices. Pine as well.

F- Grapefruit, crackers, freshly toasted grains, citrus zest, pine, floral notes. The grainy crackery sweetness kicks in even more towards the end, which is actually quite nice as it gives a nice respite to the piney bitterness that it transitions from. Very tasty, nice complexity, well-hopped.

M- Medium bodied, a bit sticky but not syrupy. Good carbonation, smooth and very easy to drink. I enjoy the combination of flavours that starts out aromatic then sweet then bitter then sweet. It's a very nice progression that is most evident when the beer is at more of a cellar temperature.

O- Very nice IPA, not the best I've had but one of the better ones that I see on the shelves in Wisconsin. Ballast Point makes very solid pale ales and I'm glad to have them here.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ilafan
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent IPA, ticks all the boxes for me.

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,486 ratings.