Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
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4,285 Ratings
Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,285
Reviews:
1,113
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
Wants:
222
Gots:
1,127
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,285 |  Reviews: 1,113
Photo of daledeee
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Beergium. In Teku glass. Playing The Last Door Season 2. Resinous, with a very tasty orange/grapefruit profile. Very refreshing and really moreish. Would be great to have easy access to it.

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Photo of kitch
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 12 fl oz bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 16327, meaning it was bottled on 22nd November 2016. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: A clear copper colour with a big three finger off white head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a fluffy layer while leaving nice lacing.

Aroma: Pine, grapefruit zest and orange with touches of caramel malt.

Taste: Bitter grapefruit zest, orange rind and pine balanced with some lightly sweet biscuit and caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to light carbonation.

Overall: A nice and balanced IPA that I wouldn’t mind drinking more of.

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Photo of Rammed96
3.21/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of theDuck
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Branlott42
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Space_Flight_Navigator
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, clear, medium amber producing almost 3 fingers of foamy, moderately lasting, beige head that leaves a webby coating of lace. Aroma is hoppy tropical fruit forward with hop hints of orange, tangerine, citrus pith, peach & faint pine all mixed in a sweet caramel background. Taste is a fruity mix of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, & some pine resin sitting on top of sweet, bready dough (peach cobbler like) & caramel. Bittersweet up front but transitioning to sweet before mid-sip into the finish where is rapidly gravitates to bitter producing a very lasting, bitter citrus & pine aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation, slick & wet in the mouth but drying after the swallow.

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

Photo of mackz
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle without freshness or bottle date into standard pint glass.

L: Slightly hazy copper color with thick two finger off-white head that recedes slowly into a fluffy blanket under a finger thick. Great lacing.

S: Citrus, pine and floral hops with a good malt backbone.

T: Citrus and pine hops at the forefront with a hint of floral. Good fruitiness to this beer. Toasted biscuits and caramel in the malt range that has to fight a little to be shown.

F: Medium body, prickly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

O: A really solid beer overall and another job well done by Ballast Point.

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Photo of irasmith17
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unknown vintage; drank 10/18/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

See-through dark orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE eggnog head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Orange citrus, pine needle & dry grapefruit notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus flavor up front; dry pine & grapefruit notes on the finish. A nice nose, but this is too dry for me to love. Certainly drinkable though.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Orbie1969
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,285 ratings.
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