Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

4,297 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wife came home with this in a mixer-sixer.

Nice rich looking amber in the glass with a receding, lace leaving head.

Nose full of hops on the sniff..just smelling this beer makes me want to wallow in it!

Very hop-forward American IPA..Lots of citrus...grapefuit and tangy orange. Malts are sub rosa and finish is more hops and somewhat dry.

Medium body..a bit sticky with moderate carbonation.

I really enjoyed this and will place it on my return to list!

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed amber with two fingers of off white head. Good retention and good amount of lace.
Smell comes on from the moment the can tab is popped. Resinous hop oils fill the air. The taste is resinous pine hops some floral and a big dose of bready and caramel malt. Hops dominate.
Mouthfeel is very good with adaquete carbonation. Nice dry long bitter finish.
Overall an outstanding West Coast IPA. Did not peg my hopometer but came very close.
Can date was May 2014. I think I paid about $9 for the six pack. It could have been $10 but either way it was worth it.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip
best by: 10/27/13

Clear, coppery orange with a thin foamy, slightly off white head.

Spicy, resiny, citric hop notes with a pleasant, caramel malt backing.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A nice IPA, the spice and pine focus is a nice change of pace from the typical fruity hop profiles.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,297 ratings.
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