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Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #1 - India Red Ale



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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Dubbed The Homework Series, the beers will be developed by brewers operating the aforementioned pilot system. The first batch of those brews is an India Red Ale—a hoppy 7% ABV beer given additional character and nice balance by substantial caramel malts—which Chandler pulled from his personal homebrew archives.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bomber into tulip. Pours mahogany with an off white head. Nose is grapefruit and citrus. Taste follows with pine/resin, caramel, malt. Bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours deep copper with a small off white head. The nose is spivey, caramel, pine and love. Haha Jk. The taste is is high sweet and medium bitter. The texture is crisp and clean, body is medium and finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
This is quite a strong beer. Reminds me of the Double Mountain IRA. A big load of hops on the aroma and on the tongue. The bitterness really sticks around. A little sweetness in there as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (902) - Poway, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
Pours a copper amber with a one finger off white head which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of resiny pine, citrus, sweet bready malts, caramel, toasted malts, and some tofffee. Taste Is hoppy up front with a lit of pine, citrus (grapefruit) and grassy hops, and the there are some nice caramel, sweet malts, toffee, and bread pudding notes to balance out the hop. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, long finish. Overall, a very nice amber that shows off Ballast Point’s strong homebrew origins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10958) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Amber pour with an off-white head. Really great grapefruit and citrus hop nose. Big resinous pine notes, a touch of woody herbs, and perfume. Sweet caramel and toasted malt, too. Big citrus flavor. Tons of grapefruit, tangerine, and pine. Nice bitterness to counteract the sweet caramel and toasted malt flavors.

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