Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

4,296 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-22-2000

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,296 |  Reviews: 1,116
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of twowheelssoar
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Mayhewbc
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of ChadJAMES
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass) best by 1/3/13
A- This beer pours a slightly deep copper color with a sticky light beige head and a gentle carbonation gliding to the surface.

S- This beer has a green woody hop aroma that is mellow.

T- The sweet caramel malt has a strange pungent hop flavor with some bright pungent hop flavor in the finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz in the finish

O- The hops had a nice aroma but a bit mellow especially for the big caramel malt flavor. I drank this beer on 1/3/13 but it is the freshest Ballast Point I have found even though it was at the end of its date.

 608 characters

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Poucher86
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MadScientist
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tstigz
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of csparace
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of ALBuff
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brheuer
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of FlyingBull
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer many times; this time from a 22 oz bomber. This is following a Port Wipe Out IPA to compare.

This beer was poured into a glass from Gordon Biersch that held almost all 22 oz! Medium amber color; clear, 1" light tan head that was persistent throughout the drink with lacing on the sides. Has a lightly resinous aroma with a light citrus aroma but I find a the dominant aroma to be cotton candy-like. There is some caramel and malt aroma too. The mouth feel is medium to medium full bodied; normal carbonation. The initial or front taste is sweet malt with candy hops quickly followed by resinous hops followed by citrus - grapefruit mostly to me. My better half says it's very floral - very flowery overall. :-) The back end is a mild nice lingering bitterness.

This beer is totally different from Wipe Out IPA. Although this beer is also 7%, there are NO alcohol flavors. it's also not as spicy as Wipe Out - doesn't have that Amarillo hop spice in it. It's more typical "West Coast" but it's very good - very solid. I like it and will drink it again...and again.

 1,080 characters

Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of HeyJim
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of scootsmal
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of RumHam
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of semaj
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jlindsey
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of StefanosG
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,296 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.