Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

4,285 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: This one comes off with a very light amber color. A good amount of head to this one as well, with some decent staying time. 4

Smell: Sweet zombie jesus...this brew smells god. Lots of juicy topical fruits (and I swear, some fruit loops smells), mixed in with a sweet carmel malt aroma. Excellent and very bold. 4.5

flavor: mhhmmmm, this beer tastes good too....and its knows who its audience is (hop lovers that is). This beer has a strong piercing bitterness to jumps right to the point and barley tapers off. Some grape must like flavors follow up on this bitterness, which is something I personally LOVE in IPA's. A bit of fruit and citruis are present as well, but their mostly in the background. The flavor is all about the hops and that bitterness is pretty much all your going to taste. And I'm sure that most hop loves out their will like what they see. 4.25

Mouthfeel: This one comes pretty medium-of-the-road in this area...and by that I mean medium heaviness and medium carbonation. They had one job to do, make a body that facilitates the hopes (not too heavy and not with enough carbonation to cause global warming) and they did that job well. 4

Overall: I'm giving this one a 93.Its a very sharp bitter brew that has little nonsense of excess character. I does what hop lovers want it to do and it does it well. It fits the mid-sized range for beer drinkers very well, and clocks in at an affordable price and is usually not too hard to find. Its best lumped into the category I place "go too" beers. X2IPA, Maxamus, GI harvest ale, etc. All are good hoppy brews of different calibers that you can enjoy anything...and yea. You can enjoy this anytime. I highly recommend it. 4.25

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,285 ratings.
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