Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
4,284 Ratings
Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,284
Reviews:
1,113
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
Wants:
222
Gots:
1,126
For Trade:
4
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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There are a million IPAs out there, but this is in a class of US gold standard ales. Ballast Point may get more beer geeks to praise their Scuplin IPA, but big eye deserves more love out there. It's a perfectly balanced malty hop spicy and citrus infused masterpiece of an ale. At 7% abv, it just teeters at edge of session ales, but gives plenty of kick without stepping into imperial ipa land.

A must have for ipa fans! One of my favorites.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an IPA should be. Even balance of bitterness, malt sweetness and hop aroma. Absolutely perfect. Not too dry, not too sweet. A no brainer.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%
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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big huge resinous piney hops. Same on the taste with a very rich and tongue scrubbing hop flavor. Some citrus shines through but mostly piney rich resinous hops. Some sweetness from the malts as well bready and sweet.

The normal defining terms dont do this one justice. Great carbonation that matches the hop crispness really nicely. This ones pretty bitter and will satisfy any hop needs. What a great beer and brewery perfect score.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,284 ratings.
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