Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA
4,318 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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Photo of Reidrover
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz single bottle from Roths Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $2.00 Clear burnished orange colour with a nice half inch thick creamy off white head. Nice spicy, fruity hop aromas.Slighly toffee like malts. Taste is better than the aroma, thick caramel/toffee malt flavours vie with nice spicy/piney hops..nice. Nice mouth feel also its quite heavy for style but its very inviting on the tongue and the long lasting hop after taste is welcome. Very nice IPA. This might sound crazy, but I am beginning to see a slight split in IPAs from S.Cali and those from N.Cali,Oregon and WA.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of humuloner22
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am trying not to be overly critical or give this one as high as a review as the Sculpin, its really good, but but to my recollection not as good as the Sculpin, and the price is justified, but this is a damn good IPA for sure.

Appearance: Golden light bronze. Nothing remarkable from the standard color scheme of the style.

Smell: Just like the Sculpin, I could smell this one all day, its not quite as floral, but its still very nice. Fruitiness, tropical fruits, in the aroma.

Taste: Much more here than in the aroma really, tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, but a hop assertiveness is definitely going on here. I detect some pine resin but not as dank as anything Stone puts out, this is a well balanced IPA. Very drinkable.

Overall: I am still a fan of Ballast Point. I am happy with my purchase. So. Cal is really pumping out some of the best beers right now. At least I think so. Thank god we are here in this time to experience these!

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,318 ratings
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