Big Eye IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Big Eye IPABig Eye IPA
BA SCORE
4.06/5
4,318 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:
#2,485
Reviews:
1,119
Ratings:
4,318
pDev:
9.61%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
227
Gots:
1,143
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,318 |  Reviews: 1,119
Photo of fureousangel
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmg480
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

Inhabits the rung on the IPA ladder just beneath the Sculpin. Real nice balance of hops and malt with a clean pale-ale finish. Perfect companion to fresh poke.

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

A very nice IPA. I am more of a fan of east coast ipa's so take this rating with a grain of salt.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pmangold
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thos2020
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of milwaukee512
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of jwenzel019
3.29/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of michaelmarolla
4.74/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An excellent brew! It seems like a near perfected IPA, in my humble opinion. I'm starting to see what some of the hype is about, and the reason Ballast Point is priced the way it is. I've noticed many people mention India Pale Ale was an acquired taste for them, but for me, It was love at first taste. Haha, But really, I enjoyed IPA from the start, my first IPA being the "Hopsecutioner" by Terrapin. If I had to sum this particular beer up with just one word, it would be, 'Amazing'!

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

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

Photo of fx20736
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Coppery apricot amber, offwhite head, wreaths of lacing. . Aroma of eucalyptus and guavas in syrup. Taste of menthol, pine resin and a touch of tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is slightly spritzy. Overall a fine West Coast IPA

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Photo of Gdj09001
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DuBeats
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MSUpackman
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kinmundy77
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jordanian2
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tikk
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dynobolt
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another good beer from ballast point.. Hoppy drink, bitterness is up there, leaves a nice lace, definitely drink it again.

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Big Eye IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,318 ratings
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