Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

4,296 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally gave a single rating number of 4. Rerated on April 1.
A 3.75
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MF 4
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Every time a try a new Ballast Point beer I am amazed at the craft the brewers must have there. This IPA pours to a mellow amber glow. The head small, thin, lacing tracing the glass like cirrus clouds viewed from a California shore. The aroma floral ,more on the citrus side. Mouth banged by a ballanced hop bomb, mellowed in a herbal oil spill. Great carbonation keep the flavors pumping. Orange and lemon, lime, grape fruit. The finish a huge chorus of MORE!!! Craft beer at its finest. A Big Eye that never winks. Cheers!

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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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,296 ratings.
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