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The Ballast Point Big Eye IPA Not to be Overlooked!

Ballast Point logo The Ballast Point Big Eye IPA Not to be Overlooked!By James Parker 

Ballast Point makes two IPAs, and between winning a Gold Medal at the 2010 World Beer Cup and the general public freak out that ensued whenever it was tapped this year, the Sculpin seems to be everyone’s favorite.  Don’t overlook the Big Eye, though.  The Ballast Point flagship IPA pours a nice dark amber color and has a balanced nose that reflects its taste.  A hoppy beginning, malty finish and slight bitterness engage the tongue and the palate, and encourage you to drink slowly despite the ease with which it goes down.  The Big Eye IPA is a very nice take on the style that deserves recognition and consumption.

Availability Year-round in 12oz, 22oz,  & draft
Bitterness 85 IBU
Alc. by Vol. 7% ABV
Serving Temperature 40-45 Degrees

From the Ballast Point web site:  If you have fallen for the IPA style like we have, Big Eye will be a welcome addition to your repertoire.  You’ll revel in Big Eye’s bitter, hoppy flavor thanks to the American Columbus and Centennial hops that are used to flavor and dry hop our flagship IPA.

We thank our hops every day that the English loved their bitters—or else the IPA style may not have been born to help the beer survive the journey from Cape Hope to India back in the 18th century. 


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3 comments to The Ballast Point Big Eye IPA Not to be Overlooked!

  • Mr. Moonboots

    I was part of that “freak out” that took place when they tapped a keg of Sculpin at Tria earlier in the year. I couldn’t help but think how similar the Big Eye tasted to the Sculpin. Both are beautiful though….the IPAs from Ballast Point probably leave the finest lasting impression in terms of aftertaste.


  • Tim Rodgers

    What keeps me up at night is the existential question of, “If they start outsourcing the brewing of IPA’s to India, to make the long journey to the U.S., do they cease to be IPA’s?”

    Seriously though, Ballast Point does bring it.


    Matt Goldstein Reply:

    You’re an idiot. That would actually make it an authentic Indian Pale Ale.


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