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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,043 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,043
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 108
Gots: 259 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Victor, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Omnium
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass

A - Nice rich gold color with a two finger fluffy white head, thick lacing.
S - Big fresh orange juice aroma lots of citrus up front some caramel and biscuit malts, a little hop spice.
T - Citrus flavors forward, then you get a nice creamy sweet blend of malts, fades to a dry tart bitterness on the end.
M - For 7% it treats your palate nicely, not overly bitter or sweet.
O - Great IPA from BP, people rant and rave about Sculpin, which is still good, but this is an excellent IPA from them as well.

Omnium, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Coppery orange. Two finger white head lasts well. Big carbonation bubbles.
S- Citrus hop aroma, and some balancing malt. Actually a bit more balanced than I would have liked. Hop profile was nice but would have liked even more.
T- Hops bring more bitterness here than the nose suggested. More assertive here, but the hops brought more bitterness and less citrus than would have liked. Malt profile is sweet and supportive of hop profile.
M- Medium body. Medium-high carbonation.
O- This is a good beer. I liked it quite a bit, but would have liked just a bit more citrus in taste.

jsprain1, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

woodchipper, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Cramerican, Nov 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

dertyd, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MJSawyer, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

GABrew, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

dbrelsfo, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Edward19, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

beerfinder, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BAsbill, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Yeroc, Nov 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

core42, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

510a, Nov 14, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer has bold flavor. The first punch is like being punched in the face. It almost tastes like cocaine (not that I would know what that tastes like, wink wink). I really enjoy the smell and texture of this beer. This brewery just started shipping to Georgia and I cant wait to try everything else they offer.

Rjtribb1e, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

wisrarebeer, Nov 14, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Glad to finally see Ballast Point in Atlanta. To me this is a great example of what a san diego style IPA should be--super drinkable, hoppy, citrusy, some pine and malt and just the right amount of stickiness on the tongue. Great appearance and aroma as well. This is like A Stone IPA thats kinda bursting at the seams. Delicious and interesting enough to the palate to have more than one.

SplitsAtoms, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

random846, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 13260, so September 17, 2013

A: Pours a golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves some nice lacing

S: Some nice citrus and pine notes thanks to the hops, along with a solid malt backbone. Hops are definitely front and center

T: Starts out with the hops up front, lending some citrus and pine notes. The malts come in mid-way to help balance. Bitterness also comes along mid-palate, along with some floral, perfumey hops. Finishes with a lingering bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily and slick

O: Much more piney and perfumey than Sculpin, so it's certainly more west coast styled. Easy to sit down and drink a couple, but the abv and IBUs will definitely take their toll after a few. Definitely recommended if you're into west coast IPAs

BEERMILER12, Nov 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

jaywes754, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

straightlambic, Nov 11, 2013
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4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, golden amber colored body was filled with fine carbonation bubbles. The head formation was one finger thick and foamy. The aroma was full of pine straw and grapefruit peels, and was very inviting. The taste was full of grapefruit, with a massive dose bitterness. The finish was spicy and herbal, as the hops never let up. The body was a hair on the lighter side of medium dense, and the aftertaste was a little boozy. Ballast Point beer just started showing up locally, and this was fine first taste.

rajendra82, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

TripelMark, Nov 09, 2013
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,043 ratings.