Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
No, I canít say I liked this one. First impression was it tastes like Coors.
Sampled at a free tasting offered by the brewery rep. From a can. Pour is straw yellow. Not much aroma. Taste is plain and not very interesting. I might have liked it better with more than a swallow of a sample, but this just turned me off. I see Ballast Point has some well-liked beers, but this wasnít a good first impression for me.
BARRYBEERBARON (24) - USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super Easy to drink. Great overall beer. Not overly complicated as to where its really unique.
HonkeyBra (3381) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 12 oz. can, from notes. First beer I had in my new house. Pours a bright golden pour with a styrofoam head. Aroma of herbal and floral hops, with bready lager sweetness. Flavor is bready sweetness balanced by floral hop bitterness. Medium bodied, interesting but not really that interesting. Finishes mildly bitter.
Bartzilla (533) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I get this in 6 pack cans. Nothing glamorous here. Itís an easy drinking lager and I just had one right after a Tecate. Marginally better. Though I wasnít expecting to be blown out of the water either. Iíd only suggest dumbing down the price of a 6íer a little, especially if this is the intended nature of this beer. Donít get me wrong, not a bad beer for a standard lager, but for $10.99 a 6 pack, I was hoping for something notable to write about. Doesnít get me shit-housed like Big Eye, so thatís a plus. Still $4 cheaper than a 6 of Sculpin, so thatís good too. One little thing that irks me, however... the cans are packed so tight that itís impossible to crack one open, even as slow as possible, without it spraying globules of beer over everything in an 8-12" diameter. I like the beer and I love LOVE Ballast Point beers, but I canít return to this on the regular.
ryecatcher (790) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pale. Straw. Yellow. Head? Yes. Retention? Not exactly. Nose? Piss. Taste? Grain. Summary: Boring, boring, boring, boring, boring, boring, boring, boring, boring, boring. Note: if this was a ímacroí brew, it would have gotten a more interesting rating due to exceeding expectations, but seeing as Ballast Point (up to this point) hasnít disappointed me, this one doesnít deserve the creative energy of a real review. Yes, Iím currently drunk and normally a dickhead anyway.
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2013. Pours a clear yellow appearance with a lasting white head. A bit grassy, somewhat husky, lemon, light cracker aroma. Crisp, somewhat dry, toasted malty, light lemon flavor. Pretty easy drinking, basic brew.
BobbyAnalog (327) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little too sweet. Uninhibited maltiness meets salt water taffy. Longfin has the nose of apple peels. The color is an obligatory off-tan, yellow.
bmsulliv (166) - - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious biscuity aroma. Super clean and crisp, great sushi beer. Golden yellow like a saison. Great
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Frank (2879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is a pretty decent bready lager in a vaguely European style. It is a cloudy golden color w/ grassy hops and grain husk in the nose. Taste is a bit on the sweet side w/ a slight buttery note that seems to fade to the background as you drink it. It is a flavor flaw but pretty minor and Iíd imagine if you drank this in quantity you would not care after a while. This is a decent beer w/ a reasonable amount of bitterness in the finish but I think there are lots of similar beers that work a lot better.
Atom (1344) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a bright clear golden/straw with a large white head. Aroma of sweet honey, slight yeast, a little bread, and some grassy hops. Taste is all around very light, light bread and very light grassy hops. Really not much flavor, but hey itís a very drinkable lager.