Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

4,302 Ratings
Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big Eye IPA pours a golden color with a nice white lacing head. There is a mellow hoppy aroma. There is a big yet easy to drink, floral flavors, with a mellow bitter aftertaste. Very easy to drink, great flavors, and good body. Overall its a very nice IPA, easier to drink, smoother flavors, and a mellow bitterness.

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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden/amber, pretty clear. Surprising how dark in color this is, but it makes it noticeable agaist the rest. Good one inch plus head that last a minute or two and leave nice lacing. Aroma is very noticeable: some fruit hints. Mouthfeel is very good, carbonation is spot on. No bitter hop bite or aftertaste. Taste is a good balance, the hops and grains are well balanced with the malt. Malt is present and gives a nice yin to the yang of the hops. This is a good one, the alc content is a little strong, but can't be tasted. They did well, and I would have this one again and recommend it.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold color, great head with even better lacing. Aroma is hoppy and piney. Taste is full of hops, citrus, pine and resin. Great hopped up beer with an amzing aftertaste!!

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

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,302 ratings.
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