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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

2,978 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,978
Reviews: 959
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 105
Gots: 240 | FT: 5
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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Norseman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-04-2013 03:04:40 | More by Norseman
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memphischas

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-04-2013 02:43:23 | More by memphischas
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-02-2013 21:55:11 | More by sisterthelonious
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grittly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-01-2013 17:46:37 | More by grittly
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-01-2013 14:40:07 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-31-2013 16:31:56 | More by gr8zehaman
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Jgrody

California

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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Gasc0igne

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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ACB

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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itsscience

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-29-2013 03:45:23 | More by itsscience
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hansenme

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-27-2013 03:16:23 | More by hansenme
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Kytrarewn

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-26-2013 23:45:03 | More by Kytrarewn
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-26-2013 13:54:12 | More by jaydoc
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Mordhaus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-26-2013 06:20:16 | More by Mordhaus
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-26-2013 03:49:25 | More by KarlHungus
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-25-2013 21:36:44 | More by Stinger80OH
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DavidBart

New York

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%

Finally caught a Big Eye. It seems like Sculpins are easier to find around these parts.

A: Rich copper tone. One finger head. Some lacing.
S: Very faint nose: Malt, caramel & slightly boozy.
T: Along the lines of nose. Malty sweatness, slightly bitter finish. Not a lot of hops.
M: Light carbonation.
O: It doesn't taste much like your typical IPA. Less hop forward and more malt oriented. I am sure this one is fresh, so that's not the issue. Not a bad beer.

10-25-2013 19:31:02 | More by DavidBart
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bcerv-ca

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-25-2013 01:20:16 | More by bcerv-ca
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jsf14

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-25-2013 00:39:45 | More by jsf14
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-24-2013 23:41:37 | More by firedwarftj
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deadliest

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-24-2013 18:11:31 | More by deadliest
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

3.91/5  rDev -3.7%

12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A - Semi-clear dark orange amber with a finger of off white head.

S - I get grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and other citrus hops in the aroma. The faintest hint of caramel as well.

T - The taste is much different than what I smelled. It is mainly piney, earthy hops with a bit of grapefruit. Resinous floral notes can be found as well. Somewhat dry and quite bitter as well.

M - Moderate body and moderate carbonation, with a resinous and sticky mouthfeel.

O - I didn't really know what to expect with this beer. The aroma is misleading in regards to the taste. I prefer tropical fruity IPAs like Sculpin and Dorado, though this was still good. I just wish the taste followed the nose.

10-24-2013 17:38:49 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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CaryBrew92

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-24-2013 11:01:56 | More by CaryBrew92
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matjack85

Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -12.8%

Roommate brought a few of these home to share so not sure of cost. 22oz (650ml) brown bottle with a freshness date of 9/16/13 printed on the front label.

The beer poured a nice copper/orange color and made a 1-finger white head that lasted a few minutes. Decent lacing.

Mild pine and citrus hop aroma.

Citrusy hop flavor with plenty of bitterness. Tangerine/grapefruit is the main flavor with just a touch of pine. Caramel malt sweetness helps balance it out.

Medium bodied with slightly higher than average carbonation.

It's OK but it didn't blow me away.

10-24-2013 05:38:13 | More by matjack85
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,978 ratings.