Bartzilla (574) - 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. It’s an easy drinking lager and I just had one right after a Tecate. Marginally better. Though I wasn’t expecting to be blown out of the water either. I’d only suggest dumbing down the price of a 6’er a little, especially if this is the intended nature of this beer. Don’t 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. Doesn’t get me shit-housed like Big Eye, so that’s a plus. Still $4 cheaper than a 6 of Sculpin, so that’s good too. One little thing that irks me, however... the cans are packed so tight that it’s 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 can’t return to this on the regular.
phaleslu (7650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can from Root Cellar. Pours a clear bright yellow with a finger of white head that dissipates quickly into nothing. Notes of straw, cracker, corn, lemon and minerals - kind of bland. Light-bodied, with low carbonation for the style and a dry, malty, mineralic mouthfeel. A bit of a letdown after tasting the new Even Keel cans.
eaglefan538 (2958) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CT Hops for Hope. Funny, was told it was an IPA. Totally drank as a Pilsner or nicely hopped and full helles. Well, there ya go, that’s what it was. The pour was very heady golden yellow, a foamy mess. Aroma was solid, great grassy hops and cereal malts underneath it all. Flavor emphasized some pilsy grassy elements with a bright firm hoppy presence over it all and in the finish. Clean, yet full malt profile and base, a big helles for sure. Solid in style, but their Sculpin is always a more exciting stand out!
olio (7941) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Ballast Point, San Diego.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Grassy and lemony aroma with herbs and mild hops. Flavor is grassy, herbal and grainy, some flour notes there too. Decent.
tiong (5102) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Ballast Point Little Italy, San Diego, CA
Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma of grass, butter and cardboard. Taste is crisp, grassy and sweetish with hints of butter. Finish is sweet, malty and grainy with hints of grass. Quite bulky for a craft lager.
laiti (7627) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Ballast Point, San Diego. Aroma has butter and some grainy malt. Flavour has mild grass, some butter. Hayish and milky finish. Pretty basic helles.
lusikka (7481) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Ballast Point Brewing Co (Little Italy), San Diego, CA. Pours a clear golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of husky grainy malts, hay and some floral notes. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, a bit of sweetness, hay and harsh bitterness. Light bodied. Harsh.
thornecb (4874) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Sour malt and caramel aromas. Sweet with medium bodied with sourdough and hay upfront and a mild earthy finish.
zoucrew102 (904) - - AUG 27, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Grassy malt aroma with straw and light hop and citrus notes. Pours pale golden colored with a thin white head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Starts with grassy malt and some citrus flavors with a slightly watery mouthfeel. Finishes crisp and clean with a bit of hops and straw with no aftertaste. Pretty standard lager, but it's very refreshing and highly drinkable which would make it a great choice on a hot day.
Vestlake (236) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Pours a golden with a virtually no head. Bready malts, some grain, and faint bitterness. Relatively clean and easy to drink. Basically this is okay. There are many better domestic and international options.
tightslice (465) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Adobe in San Francisco, CA. Light hay, grass, some citrus. A very crisp, drinkable summer beer.