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:
#2,825
Reviews:
1,119
Ratings:
4,334
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
1,151
Trade:
4
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1/2 finger of head. Excellent clarity with low-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Candied orange, pine, lemon and papaya.

Taste
Resinous pine, orange zest, lemon rind and fruity esters. Thin caramel backbone with washes of candy sugar. Finishes with grapefruit zest with tons of spicy pine sticking around.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, bitter and dry.

Overall
Spicy, floral, fruity and zesty. Dry and bitter. Yeah, it's an IPA. Meh, not my favorite.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of MadCat
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very clear copper color, good white head, leaving good lacing

Smell: Fruity, citrusy hops, some caramel malts show through

Taste: Hops hit first with bitterness, fruit, and citrus. Some nice malt character shows through, with some grains and caramel flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall: A pretty good IPA, though a little hard to drink in quantity.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Big Eye from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,334 ratings