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:
#2,480
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 digboy
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased one bottle here on the east coast - not sure how old it is but likely over 3 months

Pours an outstanding slightly hazy copper color with a one finger pillowy head. Fantastic lacing. Very appealing look.

Aroma has a pleasant malt characteristic. This follows through to the flavor which is malt forward. The hops lend more to the bitter which is on the heavy side of moderate and there is a bright, slightly citrusy hop flavor, possibly a hint of fruity coming through too. Feel is a little sticky, effervescent and clean feeling. Overall this is a great standard IPA. Tastes full bodied but not overwhelming with the malt. Bitterness is up at a good level too.

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Photo of haines710
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased bottle from grocery and poured into pint glass. Beautiful copper color and very large head. Lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. This beer is very hoppy and dry. Fruit smell and taste is way in the background. I enjoyed this beer, but not my favorite to have with food due to it being so dry. I will definitely have it again.

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

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

Photo of JustinAbs
2.96/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of trev311
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of geeves
4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Kurzman
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Beergium. In Teku glass. Playing The Last Door Season 2. Resinous, with a very tasty orange/grapefruit profile. Very refreshing and really moreish. Would be great to have easy access to it.

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Photo of kitch
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 12 fl oz bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 16327, meaning it was bottled on 22nd November 2016. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: A clear copper colour with a big three finger off white head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a fluffy layer while leaving nice lacing.

Aroma: Pine, grapefruit zest and orange with touches of caramel malt.

Taste: Bitter grapefruit zest, orange rind and pine balanced with some lightly sweet biscuit and caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to light carbonation.

Overall: A nice and balanced IPA that I wouldn’t mind drinking more of.

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Photo of Rammed96
3.21/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of theDuck
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Branlott42
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Space_Flight_Navigator
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, clear, medium amber producing almost 3 fingers of foamy, moderately lasting, beige head that leaves a webby coating of lace. Aroma is hoppy tropical fruit forward with hop hints of orange, tangerine, citrus pith, peach & faint pine all mixed in a sweet caramel background. Taste is a fruity mix of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, & some pine resin sitting on top of sweet, bready dough (peach cobbler like) & caramel. Bittersweet up front but transitioning to sweet before mid-sip into the finish where is rapidly gravitates to bitter producing a very lasting, bitter citrus & pine aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation, slick & wet in the mouth but drying after the swallow.

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

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