ryecatcher (760) - 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 ’macro’ brew, it would have gotten a more interesting rating due to exceeding expectations, but seeing as Ballast Point (up to this point) hasn’t disappointed me, this one doesn’t deserve the creative energy of a real review. Yes, I’m currently drunk and normally a dickhead anyway.
SirADNielsen (8963) - 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Frank (2813) - 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 I’d 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 (1331) - 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 it’s a very drinkable lager.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright yellow pour from a can. Nice white head. Grassy hops, citrus hops, light malt bill. Nice clean beer
beertholomeus (751) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours straw yellow with a foamy white head. Grass, grains,malt, hop and floral aroma and flavors, Light body with lots of carbonation. Grassy finish.
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Monks Sveavägen, Stockholm, during Ballast Point Tap Take Over 130927. Clear pale golden beer with a lasting white head. Malty diacetyl aroma, caramel, hay, grass, herbal notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, caramel, hay, floral, bready, grainy, some spices. Bready hop finish.
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can. It’s labeled as a Helles, and I think it fits that description better than Premium Lager even though there probably isn’t much of a difference. It pours a crystal clear yellow color with a nice fizzy white head. The aroma is fresh bready pils malt with distinct floral and spicy noble hops. Not prominent, but in balance. The flavor is dry, crisp and bready with a hint of noble hop bitterness in the finish. Ultra clean and refreshing. Great pilsner malt crispness. I’ll be taking this one to the beach often.