hapjydeuce (912) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stuff. This was one of the first Ballast brews I ever had, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Great color, medium pine & yeast aroma. Nicely-done balance on flavors, modest hop bitterness that finishes clean and crisp with sweet & spicy notes. Very seshful.
jarspag (601) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 As far as ambers go, this has been one the best I’ve ever had. or is it an ESB? anyway, a nice thirst quencher - a great hop addition making for a great flavorful and bitter finish. Highly recommended. Reminds me of a amber/pale ale combo
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice clear copper color with a small head. Nice floral hoppy aroma and flavor. Easy drinking with a easy citrus and spice finish
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft at ballast point brewery, excellent amber, smooth, full of flavor, nice aroma and good use of hops
Bartzilla (516) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great amber which sees regular rotation in slot #2 on my keggerator. Easy to drink and helps keep your head on your shoulders for prolonged beer drinking sessions. The flavor is nice and hoppy for an amber, but not enough to venture into the pale ale realm. Clean, crisp finish. If you drink this, a winner is you.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt, citrus and a bit of vanilla. Seems floral. Copper color with a vigorous beige head. Starts a bit thin, with malt quickly followed by citrus hop. Somewhat creamy. The citrus accompanies the malt through the finish. Really nice ESB.
7837 (6) - Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a surprise. I got a richly-colored, moderately fizzy, served colder-than-I-expected, hoppy, flavorful beer. Great hop/citrus/caramel balance. Pretty good effort.
Tmoney99 (9634) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Pacific Fish Co., SD location. Poured clear dark amber hue with medium frothy white head that diminshed slowly with good lacing. Medium aroma of hops and malt. Medium body. Well balanced flavor of malt, hops and citrus with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Clear copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy/grapefruit, some caramel, light orange, pepper. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, pine/grapefruit, light pepper. Medium body, light acidity.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A amber beer with a big beige head. The aroma is malty, fruity, citrus and hoppy and so is the taste, very nise. Medium body with a bitter dry finish. Good Amber.