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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

2,786 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,786
Reviews: 950
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 92
Gots: 186 | 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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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-05-2013 01:19:06 | More by AnitaBrewski
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: translucent orange-yellow sustaining film of off-white head, with significant lacing
S: floral blossoms, bready, and a little earthy
T/M: Little malt up front, but more hoppy and dry than most. Earthy with maybe a hint of grapefruit way in back. The taste doesn't change too much, but the malt seems to make a presence in the middle, it seems. There is a constant increasing pull of the hops on the tongue throughout.
O: Very solid IPA that has the hops bite and dry feel. It also seemed to improve a little as it warmed from a cold fridge state. Although it has about everything I like, I think it could be a bit more complex. And even then it's not to say it's monotonous, just the layers aren't as distinct as in some other offerings I have had.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 22:29:44 | More by cjgiant
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-04-2013 21:55:37 | More by groleau
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Rita's Folly Beach.

Light amber in color, clear, bubbly with little head. Strong hop presence, grassy, earthy, piney. Great hop flavor. Medium bodied, slightly dry, refreshing. Overall a solid ipa, very flavorful and drinkable. A solid ipa that is what you'd expect from the style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2013 20:35:52 | More by mattsdenney
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northbayrugger

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-03-2013 02:37:36 | More by northbayrugger
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AlCzerik

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-02-2013 18:46:04 | More by AlCzerik
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offthelevel_bytheplumb

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear, dark golden with a rich finger length head that dissipates into a cap. A lot of visible carbonation and mild lacing left behind. Nose is incredibly piney, with lots of spice and lemon zest very much there. Hops are also the story on the tongue, from start to finish. Light toasty malts are detected in the middle, but bitterness is the story with this bad boy. If you can handle big bitterness, this is very easy to drink and goes down clean, but I can't imagine anyone being able to drink more than 2 or 3 if that is the goal.

Overall: Piney IPA done well. If you like piney IPAs, check this one out.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 16:54:06 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
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IWannaEatFood

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-02-2013 16:22:02 | More by IWannaEatFood
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-01-2013 22:06:02 | More by ThisMoonlife
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -26.1%

10-01-2013 19:35:43 | More by sharpski
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-01-2013 01:50:01 | More by zbodnar1
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TheBaumer

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-30-2013 18:59:36 | More by TheBaumer
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edzo22

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

09-30-2013 12:00:00 | More by edzo22
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JesseMurdock

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-30-2013 07:51:56 | More by JesseMurdock
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-30-2013 01:52:33 | More by buzzy
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-29-2013 19:29:13 | More by MN_Beerticker
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chriscap

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

09-29-2013 05:07:41 | More by chriscap
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stpaulsipper07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-28-2013 22:31:31 | More by stpaulsipper07
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Ish1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

09-27-2013 23:17:09 | More by Ish1
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Wukk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-27-2013 21:21:41 | More by Wukk
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TimMack

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-27-2013 03:49:43 | More by TimMack
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.2%

09-26-2013 01:41:11 | More by jngrizzaffi
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-26-2013 01:09:50 | More by BillRoth
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bsm80x

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-25-2013 20:38:47 | More by bsm80x
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Humulus85

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

09-25-2013 15:02:01 | More by Humulus85
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,786 ratings.