sitzds (318) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 On tap at Beachwood BBQ, Seal Beach, poured into shaker pint. Appearance is clear orange-amber with a finger and a half of white head that lasts and leaves patchy lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, mango, pineapple, pine, and biscuit malt. Taste is hoppy citrus bitterness with a fading pine note followed by a balancing malty sweetness. Medium bodied, slightly oily texture, average carbonation, just to the bitter side of balanced on the finish.
RafeAU (559) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in San Diego. Huge, really juicy citrus/fruit hop aroma, bigger than many IPAs. Malt backs it up. This pushes the boundaries, impressive at just 5.5% ABV. Superb hopped up pale ale.
dojken (393) - - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska Ishikaya. Doft som är lite typisk Balast point. Svag av malt o tropisk frukt med lite drag av kattpiss. Smaken något tunn men det finns fina smaker av melon passion allt avslutas med en behaglig efterbeska.
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, Brewdog Leicester. Hazy golden with an off white head. Mellow white grape with tangerine and herbal, leafy grassiness. Low pine with grapefruit bitterness. Toasted malts base with a dry finish. Good.
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Bright pour. Enticing hop aroma. Ridiculously easy to drink - clean, refreshing, and it certainly satisfies the hop craving. Well done.
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at WabiSabiHouse, Yoyogi - Bought at Antenna America - sharing with me !! Clear golden/amber - white head. Fruity. Tropical notes. Some wooden notes. Nice forrest. Toasted. Light knækbrød. Light candy. Nice drinkability.
brownaler (415) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong hop aroma with a cascade body. Orange notes mixed with grapefruit that mix nicely in the finish.
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells of a fruity washing up liquid, pale gold with some whit froth, taste quite bitterly fruity with a touch of washing up liquid, not unpleasant in any way, decent sessioner.
sir__v (1293) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar, San Francisco - CA. Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy and grassy domination. Caramel and resin notes. Taste: medium body with caramel and resin. Grassy notes. Not well balanced. Resin hoppy and dry grassy sensation. Very difficult to drink... Dry hoppy and high bitterness without balance. Aftertaste: dry bitterness. Desert dust mouth.
BrewTom (510) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grassy nose with a hint of pineapple. More bitter grassiness on the tongue - aggressively hopped pale ale with a fresh, clean taste.
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DuchessOfIowa (99) - Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Of the flight I ordered this is the best. Nice earthy to citrus notes that are subtle and plays well with a medium sweetness in the malt. Copper/Amber hue with medium white head that laces well. Very easy to drink with a pleasant balance. Best Ballast outta the launch in Iowa.