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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,411 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,411
Reviews: 1,003
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 137
Gots: 435 | FT: 2
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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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a deep reddish amber color. Very much like a red IPA with a foamy 2 finger head.

The aroma is very hoppy with orange zest, sweet citrus, and lots of sweet bready caramel malt.

The flavor has some juicy peach notes in the front, a good caramel bready malt, and then straight to pine needle and grapefruit pith.

This an extremely hoppy brew. It's certainly for hop heads, but those who prefer some sweet bready malt and lots of pine. A very piney beer in general.

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4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into pint glass. 1” head that gradually recedes to a foamy 1/4” layer with clouds of sticky lacing. Deep, clear orange/copper color. Smells of sharp piney resin, brown sugar and floral notes. Taste follows the nose, with bitter hops, sugary malt and a bit more floral presence. The hops stick around on the palate after each sip. Medium-to-full-bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall this is a solid West Coast IPA with starring roles for Centennial and Columbus hops.

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4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a glass. Left a good, thick head with plenty of lacing.

The aroma was hoppy with a mix of pine, grapefruit and earth.

The taste was powerfully hoppy and did not disappoint since I was looking for a beer that was heavy in the hops department. This was my first beer from Ballast Point. I doubt that it will be my last.

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4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice citrusy aroma with notes of passion fruit, grapefruit, mango, slightly toasted malts, caramels and bread.
Bitter flavor which granted me a series of sneezes. Notes of earthy hops, caramels, tea leaves, grapefruit, mango, lemon, pine, lemon grass, perfume and spicy yeast. Very dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7% has coward it against its power.
Very good IPA, but I still preferred their Sculpin with a more tropical hoppy profile. Though I did like its bold hoppy punch and good complexity. Recommendable, especially for the hoppy nation.

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An excellent example of a quality American IPA

aroma: citrus/malt/caramel/grapefruit. Caramelised hops come to mind - very pleasant.

taste: pine, orange peel citrus, grapefruit, nutty caramel, orange candy and orange/caramelised hops - delicious.

A go-to quality IPA, with the big bonus being that it isn't too hard to find in Australia.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,411 ratings.