Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA
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4.05/5
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4,325 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,711
Reviews:
1,119
Ratings:
4,325
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
1,147
Trade:
4
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,325 |  Reviews: 1,119
Photo of Mjdoyon
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cook82
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lard_City
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice amber color. Mild malt and hop nose. Hoppy, sweet and malty. Very well balanced. I prefer this to Sculpin.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crobinso
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PlacementSix
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a little malty for my taste but overall it's a pretty good American style IPA. The color is amazing, it's almost blood red.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JV-NH
3.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flooz
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Onenote81
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beernado
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of gferg10
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LADaveBN
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Very good - just a clean, crisp , easy to drink California IPA. This could be your everyday beer.

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Photo of phishphorce
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RenzoD
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There is nothing standard about this beer, but it is what an American IPA should taste like. Feel, taste, smell. All around excellent beer and one of the best of this style.

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Photo of RajMahal
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElJacobian
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This tastes just like the Mexican spicy dried fruit candies. If you haven't had one before, think spicy apricot. Not a very sessionable beer in my opinion, but I enjoy the unique taste very much. It has a resiny, spicy and fruity aftertaste, with the malt holding its own as well.

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Photo of OleGee
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved everything about this beer - was 2.5 months old but still was very fresh & hoppy with a great mouth feel - another excellent IPA from BP.

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Photo of XUJOE
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,325 ratings
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