Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA
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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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Growler fills of Calico Amber and Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewery in San Diego. Big Eye features an amazing nose of herbal, piney, slightly earthy hops; slight currant and blackberry at the end. Light copper color with a fluffy white head that dissapates into an intricate web of lacing around the glass. Nice carbonic bite with a medium body. Flavor is ALL herbal/piney/earthy hop taste. No sweetness, very little citrus to be found. Malt body is very much in the background; lightly biscuity and bready. Hard to take any real notes in flavor other than the pungent hop overload. This is definitely for hop heads. Sculpin IPA seems to be a little less dank in terms of pungency, I prefer it to Big Eye.

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18 day old can

Pours a clear darker orange with a somewhat off-white head. The head leaves lacing and retains well.

Big sweet orange and grapefruit hop aromas. Gets a little floral. Some toffee and caramel like malt hangs in behind those hops.

The bitterness is prevalent yet still makes for a nicely drinkable IPA. Medium body and carbonation. Fairly dry. The citrus fruit from the aroma carries through nicely. Caramel malt backbone. Lots of residual hop flavor lingers on the tongue in the aftertaste.

Great IPA here.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87.2% out of 100 with 4,313 ratings
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