Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA
BA SCORE
87.2%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 4,313 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
Ranking:
#2,448
Reviews:
1,119
Ratings:
4,313
Liked:
3,763
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
9.61%
Alströms:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
227
Gots:
1,141
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,313 |  Reviews: 1,119
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of lordofstarside
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bomber to a snifter, enjoy by 9/16 date, should be pretty fresh

Pours a very clear dark gold with a finger and a half of foam. Alright retention rate, medium carbonation nice sticky lacing. This thing looks really good

Smells of some floral and fruity hops- pine, citrus, and little bit of grapefruit. Really strong grainy malt coming through on the back with a touch of alcohol. Not the most aromatic, but pretty solid for an ipa, a lot of attention paid to the balance. Not super hoppy, not super grainy, not quite a golden mean but pretty close to the middle

Taste follows much of the same profile as the nose. Hoppy front, like the nose very floral with lots of citrus. Strong malts back everything up taking away the initial blast of hops in the middle, and ends very neutral. Like the nose, balance again seems to be the idea here, executed well

Feel is a lighter/medium body with a strong up front bitterness that gets much of it cut down as the malt sets in. Alcohol is concealed well, pretty drinkable

Overall I think this would be a good ipa for people who aren't into an over balance of hops and are looking for something more rounded and balanced. I prefer sculpin greatly over this, but that's not to say this isn't good also

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white/beige head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of strong citrus and grapefruit along with piney resins and sweet caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus and grapefruit along with fairly strong piney resins and some sweet bready and caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Fully reviewed- July 30, 2013

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, honey amber/ light brown with nice lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: On the nose immediately are hints of bready malts, grapefruit and assorted citrus, honey, and grass and pine resin hoppiness.

Taste: The taste flows from the aromas present with pine resin, grapefruit, orange citrus, sweet honey, and lemon noticeable. A little alcohol in the finish brings character and doesn't detract.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with a nice finish over the palate. This style can sometimes be too dry; not a problem here!

Overall: A great IPA. Very drinkable. I'd order this beer again. A beer of the month club starter selection although I'm no stranger to this beer and other Ballast Point beers.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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