Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
4,284 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:
4,284
Reviews:
1,113
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
Wants:
222
Gots:
1,126
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,284 |  Reviews: 1,113
Photo of Leoherrmann9
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Barleycorn
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Chunky two finger head that clings to the glass and lasts the whole beer through.

Smell: Big piney smell.

Taste: Well balanced, bitter but not as much as some.

Feel: Medium body, tangy.

Overall: Very good representation of the style

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Photo of jonwiseman
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look is Amber. Ample lacing! Smooth mouthfeel. Adequate carbonation. Smell is sweet citrus. Taste is chestnut initially and finishes oaky. Different for an IPA but very good beer. Worthy of its 91 rating.

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Photo of _Adam_
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, copper color with one-finger off-white head, excellent retention, eventually settled to a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles, significant lacing, medium carbonation.

SMELL: brown sugar, bread and faint pine notes.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet brown sugar and bread then a pine resin hop profile that lingered around for a while.

PALATE: medium body and somewhat creamy.

OVERALL: this is a fine IPA that is very well balanced, I have enjoyed every beer I tried from this brewer and they are now one of my favorites right up there with Sierra Nevada and Deschutes, I will buy this again and would recommend to anyone that enjoys IPA.

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Photo of cgwami
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaleEMartin
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Malt forward IPA; aka an English-style IPA.

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Photo of TheBishopco
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DesertFox24
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LampertLand
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ballast Point Brewing 'Big Eye IPA' @ 6.8% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $8
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a orange/gold in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-pine/malt with a decent amount of columbus/centennial hops
T-clean tasting IPA , malty dry swallow
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied , dryness lingers on the swallow
Ov-good IPA
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Sam_The_Elder
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sephyrott
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bammer21
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBass
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rjk00
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice little IPA . Ballast point doesn't disappoint here. Good Taste and feel.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 4,284 ratings.
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