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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

2,949 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,949
Reviews: 958
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 103
Gots: 230 | 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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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-08-2013 22:35:05 | More by Sturmthis
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-08-2013 20:54:40 | More by ChipMurray
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-08-2013 15:43:13 | More by Tayloraphilips
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-08-2013 02:39:53 | More by ahbithwabm
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-08-2013 01:25:27 | More by TheRougeBastard
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anon

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-07-2013 20:34:46 | More by anon
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-07-2013 17:15:37 | More by jnardone235
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass with a moderately aggressive hand. "13261" printed on the label. Whatever that might mean.

A: Pretty clear golden orange-yellow. Clean white head of about 1.5 finger width. Reduces to fine layer over 2-3 minutes. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Citrus hop predominates with much more subdued pine notes. Faint malt. Touch of sweetness. Orange. A bit floral.

T: Grapefruit bitterness upfront that draws out nicely into some brief malt sweetness. Finishes reasonably dry. Citrus heavy with only a trace of piney/resin elements.

M: Moderate carbonation. Good full body and IPA creaminess. A bit sticky, but overall very nice.

O: Citrus-forward IPA with nice prominent hoppiness. Balance is shifted on the bitter side of things, but that is how I prefer my IPAs. Too much malt ruins the IPA, I say! Very solid. I actually think I prefer this to Sculpin. And at 2/3 the price, I think I will be revisiting.

Prost!

10-06-2013 21:45:06 | More by fourstringer
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beer-thirty

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17%

10-06-2013 13:40:41 | More by beer-thirty
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AussieAbroad

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-06-2013 09:15:27 | More by AussieAbroad
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-06-2013 03:48:18 | More by jbeervt
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17%

10-06-2013 03:20:51 | More by Hophead21
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dragomni

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-05-2013 23:19:51 | More by dragomni
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kushlash23

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-05-2013 20:15:10 | More by kushlash23
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-05-2013 01:19:06 | More by AnitaBrewski
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%

A: translucent orange-yellow sustaining film of off-white head, with significant lacing
S: floral blossoms, bready, and a little earthy
T/M: Little malt up front, but more hoppy and dry than most. Earthy with maybe a hint of grapefruit way in back. The taste doesn't change too much, but the malt seems to make a presence in the middle, it seems. There is a constant increasing pull of the hops on the tongue throughout.
O: Very solid IPA that has the hops bite and dry feel. It also seemed to improve a little as it warmed from a cold fridge state. Although it has about everything I like, I think it could be a bit more complex. And even then it's not to say it's monotonous, just the layers aren't as distinct as in some other offerings I have had.

10-04-2013 22:29:44 | More by cjgiant
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-04-2013 21:55:37 | More by groleau
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%

On draft at Rita's Folly Beach.

Light amber in color, clear, bubbly with little head. Strong hop presence, grassy, earthy, piney. Great hop flavor. Medium bodied, slightly dry, refreshing. Overall a solid ipa, very flavorful and drinkable. A solid ipa that is what you'd expect from the style.

10-04-2013 20:35:52 | More by mattsdenney
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northbayrugger

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-03-2013 02:37:36 | More by northbayrugger
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AlCzerik

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-02-2013 18:46:04 | More by AlCzerik
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offthelevel_bytheplumb

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -10.3%

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear, dark golden with a rich finger length head that dissipates into a cap. A lot of visible carbonation and mild lacing left behind. Nose is incredibly piney, with lots of spice and lemon zest very much there. Hops are also the story on the tongue, from start to finish. Light toasty malts are detected in the middle, but bitterness is the story with this bad boy. If you can handle big bitterness, this is very easy to drink and goes down clean, but I can't imagine anyone being able to drink more than 2 or 3 if that is the goal.

Overall: Piney IPA done well. If you like piney IPAs, check this one out.

10-02-2013 16:54:06 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
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IWannaEatFood

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-02-2013 16:22:02 | More by IWannaEatFood
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-01-2013 22:06:02 | More by ThisMoonlife
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -26.1%

10-01-2013 19:35:43 | More by sharpski
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zbodnar1

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-01-2013 01:50:01 | More by zbodnar1
Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,949 ratings.