Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...

Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,318 |  Reviews: 1,119
Photo of Greels
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jryanj927
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sunsjammer
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of JT23
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rturkaly
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of EBeckett3
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of PZBREW
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of MattPfeifer
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of icehawk
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crisp and clear light golden yellow with minimal foam.

Biscuity malt sweetness, citrus, slightly floral.

Citrusy, floral, and slightly herbal hop bitterness with a nice sweet biscuit malt backbone.

Light-bodied, low carbonation, crisp, clean.

Overall, not an in your face IPA but pretty good.

 304 characters

Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of VinsanityDiesel
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MLFrank
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Brewing_Rob
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of McStagger
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours two fingers slightly off eggshell. Excellnet retention. Beer is transparent copper. Slightly darker than the off orange of many West Coast IPA's. Carbonation is lively, with tiny bubbles racing to the surface to form the head.

S: Big juicy aroma of tropical fruit. Lots of caramel malt thrown in the mix. Definitely a fruitier driven IPA.

T: Big surge of bready malt sweetness is met with flavorful hops. Some tropical fruit, but these are intermingled with shots of spruciness and pine, as well as hits of grapefruit citrus. Finishes very dry. Aftertaste is another shot of citric pine.

M: Runs towards the lighter end of the spectrum. While there is a noticeable malt presence, it is in no way the star of the show. Nice effervesence keeps this one light and refreshing.

O: Very solid IPA. On sale at Von's and absolutely worth 10 bucks a sixer.

 864 characters

Photo of nick_asian
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of LunchMonkey
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brokentee
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sdonegan
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of kendrid
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Tunoso
5/5  rDev +23.2%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.