Big Eye | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,842
Reviews:
1,124
Ratings:
4,348
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Wants:
235
Gots:
1,154
Trade:
4
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Photo of hughesm12
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweetbrew82
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleManDan
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer changed my palate! I was drinking a lot of Sculpin and maltier IPAs and then this...that dank, garlicky, something different.

Yes, Big Eye brings big IPA flavor to the table and is bold and different. If you like IPAs try this one. It’s got a big dark malt backbone but then citrus and danky, earthy hop bittnerness battles against that malt and...yeah. I get excited about this one but to me it’s a late night beer..even a sort of winter IPA.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ktown89
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Ballast Point brew in my opinion. Would take this over Sculpin any day.

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Smells of citrus and earthy hops, nice and full. Tastes of citrus hops with just enough earthiness and sweet grain to compliment. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation, crisp and refreshing. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of stevoj
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Some of the smoother, lighter hops but still robust enough to tingle the taste buds. Orange copper body with small creamy head. Overall citrusy nature, but allowing the malts to shine through. All around great IPA

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Photo of npdevil27
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cunny123
2.95/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of adam36
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Half-full
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejmontoy1
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of garrusthegreat
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoasterGuy
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dawon
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dada100
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nhdjinn
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a better than average IPA. Not the 100 IBU 10ABV version but a if you like hops it a good buy.

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Photo of Jarrettperez
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TPiwaron
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Maltier than a liked and expected. But not a bad beer at all.

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Big Eye from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,348 ratings