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Big Eye IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

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3,562 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,562
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 149
Gots: 543 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as part of a beer karma shipment from a West Coast brother BA. The Christmas lights are up, my days work is done, it's time ....poured into my Duvel Tulip.

A - An inviting coppery/red. Very clear. Nice active carbonation. Not as much head as I was expecting from a West Coast IPA.

S - Very nice. West Coast all the way. Strong hoppy blast. Citrus, papaya, a little mango as well. Get's better and better as the beer warms. [edit] as things got warmer still, a strong jasmine aroma revealed itself...yummy

T - The strongest point of this offering. Very smooth, yet broad across the palate. A very sweet finish. The hops are well presented but not to the point of overwhelming the other forces at work. Fantastic hoppy burps.

M - As I am accustomed to DIPA's, I am still getting my mind around the nuances of their "less big" cousins. Bigger is not always better is what I am learning, and this beer reinforces that feeling.

D - Very, very drinkable. The 6% ABV would be a definate invitation to have a few of these at a sitting. This is a beer I could get used to having in the fridge.

All in all, a very nice, tasty IPA. A little less aggressive than some of the other west Coast IPA's, but in a good way. I wouldn't mind having a case of this stuff to keep me out of trouble with its' low ABV. I have a DIPA from this same brewery in the cellar. I can't wait to try it. Thanks to my West Coast buddy for the "gimme".


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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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