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:
#2,981
Reviews:
1,120
Ratings:
4,339
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
233
Gots:
1,152
Trade:
4
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Photo of TonyLema1
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice clean hop taste and aroma...an excellent example of the style

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Photo of KensWorld
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no bottle date; Wisconsin just started getting distribution so presumably this is fresh like the Sculpin are. Served in a snifter glass 2/9/2015.

A- Clear, dark copper body, two finger white head with excellent retention and very nice nets and rings of lacing.

S- Grainy pale malt, citrus zest, floral notes, even a touch of spices. Pine as well.

F- Grapefruit, crackers, freshly toasted grains, citrus zest, pine, floral notes. The grainy crackery sweetness kicks in even more towards the end, which is actually quite nice as it gives a nice respite to the piney bitterness that it transitions from. Very tasty, nice complexity, well-hopped.

M- Medium bodied, a bit sticky but not syrupy. Good carbonation, smooth and very easy to drink. I enjoy the combination of flavours that starts out aromatic then sweet then bitter then sweet. It's a very nice progression that is most evident when the beer is at more of a cellar temperature.

O- Very nice IPA, not the best I've had but one of the better ones that I see on the shelves in Wisconsin. Ballast Point makes very solid pale ales and I'm glad to have them here.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justinprintz
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clausr
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dbrag
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Nicholaspark
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Big Eye from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4,339 ratings