1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ballast Point. The beer pours to a glowing golden body with a white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Flavor is bitter hops with a dash of sulfur. Lots of grains like an artisan bread. The palate is bitter and medium bodied.
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: bread and grain malts, some floral hops. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy,white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters coming up, quite hoppy, dry finish. Overall: nice Imperial Lager, quite complex. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.
ben4321 (4019) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Syosset Beverage, 10/15/14
Aroma: The nose is doughy malt and a pretty hoppy, grapefruit rind, and some floral notes
Appearance: It pours cloudy gold-orange color with a white head that leaves fairly coating
Flavor: Tastes fairly bitter, citrus/grapefruit rind more so than fruit, with a balancing doughy malt
Palate: The body is medium, it has a soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, and a rather dry close
Iím guessing we are getting close to IPL being its own style on RB? Anyway, this is a quite dry beer. The ctirus/grapefruit flavor is much more on the rind side than the fruit side. Quite dry/bitter.
jonnyguns (998) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Ballast Point. Pours a golden orange. Nose has grapefruit, citrus and toast. Taste is super clean - lots of citrus and pine. Toffee malt sweetness. Well balanced. Great stuff.
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RafeAU (153) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a pleasant surprise. A lager with flavour! itís hopped like an ipa but different flavour profile as itís lager. Very sessionable. Nice. on tap in LA Jolla.
ttoadee (666) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid yellow pour, decent head. Nose is hops and pils malt. Bitter. Middle is creamy soft malt. Finish is alcohol and spicy hop tang.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon/grapefruit, some orange, bread, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some lemon, straw, mango, faint alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness, light resin.
ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: slightly hazy yellow. Full white head on the pour.
Poured from a 22OZ bomber into a pint glass.
Aroma- this beer had not much that could be identified by the aroma, maybe some basic hops?
Appearance- a clear nice golden yellow with about a 1.5 inch white head
Taste- Fairly good flavor, I could really taste the hops
Overall- A fairly good beer, it is not my favorite Ballast Point beer but it was not a disappointment.
mR_fr0g (3365) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Chrissoís May 2014 tasting 25/05/2014. Thanks to Chris! Aroma is candied pine, dank, spicy orange peel hops. Clear golden coloured pour with a lasting white head. Flavour is caramel / honey malt ascents, pine resin. Really nice clean ferment. Lingering spicy hop. Palate is chewy, resin hop, fresh on the tongue. Finish is medium dry. Very clean and drinkable with good hop depth.
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some light citrus brings this together for a decent drink. Pours golden with ok head and lacing. Some citrus, and a touch of trashy aroma in finish with some bitterness - perhaps I just donít prefer lagering. Comes together well though, for style. Tap at Churchkey.
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Daily Growler UA. The beer pours a slightly hazy straw-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits, herbal hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of grapefruity hops and pineapple, toasted malt and pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.