tfratzke (63) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramel and brown sugar on the nose. Deep copper color, creamy head. Taste is more sweet caramel to start, finishing piney and actually quite bitter. Very nice and balanced.
Mjp12 (750) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice twist on esb style, with a handful of hops to cut through the thick malt layer. Nice.
samsmith33 (560) - - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very light. Taste is barley, honey, brown sugar. Very nice.
Appearance is dark brown, clear.
Medium to low carbonation.
A good beer.
johnnymusky (537) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Liked this one nice caramel and light malt hops come through at the end...i likes this one....(#512)
arnold931 (814) - Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Lazy Dog in San Diego. Pours clear brown amber with tan head. Nose and taste is toffee and caramel. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Good amber.
GlasgowTAD (475) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brownish amber colour. Aroma is toffee and caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee and butterscotch.
evergreen0199 (2331) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherds Bush, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Hoppy, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, malty, slightly fruity, caramel.
Jimthechap (2033) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous lustrous coppery colour with a carpet of cream coloured head and lots of sparkle. Aromas of stonefruit - nectarines and peaches as well as pine-resin. The body is medium to full and is enhanced by dessert flavours and punchy bitterness. The bitterness sees a lengthy finish that rewards.
BeerBunker (898) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark red/amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is of hops, grass, caramel, and malt. Some citrus in there as well. Taste is of grassy hops and citrus. It is balanced out by a bready malt backbone. Lingering grassy taste. Has an underlying fruit taste that comes through more as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium, and slightly creamy. Body is medium, and heavily carbonated. Drinks very easy. Really good.
aumentm (416) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an amber beer that has a nice taste and is well balanced overall. Its not too hopppy or too malty. Good mix.
Idiosynkrasie (4797) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, wonderful red amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma has notes of dark berries, cherries, hints of juniper berry spiciness, a touch of artificial, sugary fruitiness. Taste is moderately sweet caramel malty, hints of toffee, a good amount of hop bitterness, hints of artificial jelly baby cherry aroma. Ballast Point delivers regularly beers with an almost unique intensity of flavours, leaving me behind with a remainder of scepticism, as sometimes has been the case after dining at a star awarded restaurant, asking myself if this intensity of flavours is achievable using exclusively, albeit the best, natural ingredients. Howsoever, too flattering sweet in this case anyway.