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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Spiced with ginger "tea". Note: If you had "Double Ginger" Big Eye, please rate here as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darwenus (908) - Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
This version of Big Eye is good but I donít enjoy it as much as the regular release. It pours cloudy orange, there is a good deal of foam. The ginger is strong on the aroma, but the fairly juicy, strong IPA aroma of regular Big Eye is still there. The Ginger is front and center on the flavor, too, although the hops arenít completely drowned out in the finish. I was a little tired of the ginger by the end of the 22 ounce bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4227) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Draft at Ballast Point. Orange golden pour. Aroma has ginger spice, pine and citrus. Taste of soft ginger, pine, malt and grapefruit. Tasty, ginger works well here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2016
22oz bomber pours up with a clear deep gold body that has copper hues and supports a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma offers up grapefruit, danky spicy onions, a dash of pineapple and then faint soft ginger spice in the background. The taste begins with a pleasing rush of juicy grapefruit, bitter grapefruit and a spicy onion like hoppiness. It then quickly runs into a fairly firm ginger sensation taking this to midway. Into the finish the spicy onion blends with a modest degree of juicy pineapple. Thereís a solid level of ginger in here (well, not really in the aroma) and I thought it was going to be too much. It seems it isnít or after 10oz my palate adjusted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6850) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Sampled on draft at Houghís this beer poured a bright golden color with a large foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was bitter, chalky and had citrus and perfume notes. The flavor was bitter, chalky, ginger powder, perfume and harsh fruity hops. Long finish. Medium body. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
spittle8 (136) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. No hint of ginger in the aroma, which is weak, but very hoppy. Beautiful amber, mild foamy head with good carbonation. Putting ginger in an IPA is a no-brainer, but I donít even taste it! Just a hoppy IPA with a light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3055) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2016
Pours cloudy apricot with a fairly large off white head. Aromas of caramel, peach, ginger, apricot, herbal notes. Taste is fruity and malty with prominent citrusy notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2184) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2016
$4.99 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Pours slightly hazy golden-amber with a giant beige-yellow head. Smell is ginger, dust, citrus, caramel. Taste is ginger, citrus, dust, caramel, licorice. I donít love it, but itís interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (6402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Poured an orange with a white head. Aroma of ginger and old hops. Flavor similar, blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1195) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Pours hazy orange with a yellowish head. Smells of pine, citrus, and ginger. Taste is piney with a subtle spiciness. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point Ginger Big Eye finishes with a ginger kiss.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Draft at Ei8ht Ball, served in a flight. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head that laces the glass while settling into a ring and film. Definite ginger and pepper spice, with citrus zest, grass, straw, and some pale and sweet malts. Light-bodied, with a bitter, spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Now that Ballast Point has blitzed the market with these variants of their standards, I canít help but think these are gimmicks. The standards have been such high-quality beers and the bases are getting lost under really strong adjuncts. Theyíre not all bad, per se, but they sacrifice depth and nuance to serve the variant.

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