Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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

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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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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head with even better retention. The head is slightly off-white with hints of yellow while the body is a medium amber which glows a pale to medium amber when held up to the light. Considerable lacing is left behind.

Nose- Lots of presence, very rich. Lots of promise. Starts off with citrus (orange and lemon) with some subtle pine, followed by caramel and honey- definite floral and nectar notes. Not exactly complex but still quite nice.

Taste- A little different from the aroma. Hits you with a good amount of bitterness upfront- wood, pine, and resin. A little bit of matchstick. Some caramel and honey appears, alongside citrus of orange and lemon but it's really dominated by the hop bitterness. However, the caramel and matchstick blend well near the finish which has some earwax that extends into a linger with wood and spice. Lemon, orange, and grapefruit somewhat soar on the finish with the earwax. Solid IPA but then again, it's another IPA.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with minor hints of syrup in the texture. A good amount of carbonation which matches well with the spicy resin of the finish.

Drinkability- Sizable bitterness and a lot of the earwax variety. A little stultifying but not too much. No heat present.

Overall- Good beer. Solid IPA. Definitely worth giving a try. I'm a little burnt out on your basic West Coast IPA so it's hard to be enthusiastic about this beer. I almost wish there was more caramel or some sort of malt bill- what heresy!

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Code on the bottom of the can is BE 380 13176.

Pours slightly hazy golden with a slight copper tint and a big fluffy white head that appears to be leaving huge clumpy lacing. Smell is slightly spicy with lots of fruity citrus aroma. Some honeysuckle, some lemon.

Taste is strawy, with some pine resin, a hint of honey. Nice bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is nice, fluffy and pleasant. Overall, a pretty darn good beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

A-Pours a golden copper color with a 1finger head and a bit of lacing left a fresh collar
S-nice balance of tropical, pine and floral hops a bit of malts
T-follows the nose big burst of hops very tasty mid sweet malts try to balance this out
M- medium carbonation with a thick some what bitter finish from the hops
O- great IPA with loads of hops i like sculpin better but this is also very good

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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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