Big Eye | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,976
Reviews:
1,120
Ratings:
4,339
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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232
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1,152
Trade:
4
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,339 ratings