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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

3,158 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,158
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 118
Gots: 295 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

buckyp, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Gmartin75, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jeffthepony, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

h-bomb, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BKotch, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jroberts8811, Feb 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

mjrex77, Feb 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

SjConroy, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

PaulsBrew, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

RobDB, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

alexk307, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Joestradamus91, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Niners49, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

GarrettFM, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

MAJ85, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mccallisters_dali, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

speak72, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

anaids, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a clearer straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice lemon and grapefruit smell.
The taste has a dry bitterness flavor overall, some lemon and pineapple too. Great balance with the malt.
The texture is fairly crisp with moderate carbonation.
A solid IPA.

Fatehunter, Feb 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

kingkar, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Dknipa, Feb 19, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly cloudy light-amber color with a modest-sized white head that slowly faded. Good looking IPA

Smell: Piney hop aromas feature prominently and dominate the nose.

Taste: The pine aromas carry over and feature in the taste. The finish ends fairly dry with the pine notes from the nose.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium bodied with a modest level of carbonation.

Overall: Good IPA.

IKR, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

EchoParker, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle; into a pub glass.
Appearance - sunset orange, plenty of carbonation; thick, bubbly white head that leaves fairly decent lacing.
Smell - some mango and apricot (like Sculpin), but this is more floral.
Taste - a little pineapple here as well. A little more one sided in the favor of the hops and the alcohol shows up after it sits.
Feel - This could use a bit more balance; I like the aggressive hops, but needs a little evening out.
Overall - I find Sculpin to be a much better representation of an IPA. Big Eye is good, but lacks the necessary balance and complexity.

DenverHopHead, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,158 ratings.