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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

3,138 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,138
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 117
Gots: 291 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

dwoolley1, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

PSanger, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of patpbr
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Copper colored with a full two finger head.
S - Citrus and pine with hints of malt.
T - Similar to the smell, grapefruit with a bitter bite. Sweet carmel malt flavors compliment the hops.
M - Medium body with a crisp finish.
O - Sculpin might be a bit ahead of Big Eye but impressed with both of the IPAs

patpbr, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Cdmomo79, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

jborg, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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cjohns73, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

VaporDome, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from a bottle, poured into short taster glasses, and consumed over 35 minutes.

Orange amber with fine clarity interrupted only by carbonation. Head is fairly thin with fine lacing, and just an occasional bubbly clump.

The nose is full of hop citrus and mild spruce. Grapefruit, musty pineapple, and mango are evident. There's a subtle spice note, too, that comes out in the mouth.

Flavor profile is heavy on citrus early, nice and clean; but turns somewhat funky as the fibrous burn of fruit folds. There's a peppery mid-palate streak, but it gets smothered by the cheese a bit too early. Though there is sufficient length to rescue the experience with hop oil bitter sweetness that's pleasant enough to encourage another gulp.

The mouthfeel is both astringent and juicy, but not quite as chewy as would be desired--the feel is a touch sharp as a result. It is lively in the mouth in positive ways, though, too, and rather clean in contrast to the dank taste notes.

Overall, I'm glad to have tried this good-reputation creation. I can't say I'm enthralled, but it's a solid representative of a region that does this style consistently well.

1sophrosyne1, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

CesarLopes, Dec 20, 2013
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,138 ratings.