Aurora21 (24) - - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a Pint glass Standard pour, two finger off white head. Deep copper, darker than most IPAs Iíve had, with light but lively carbonation and little opacity. The head takes itís time to settle back in. Beautiful aroma of grapefruit, with citrusy and floral notes. Well balanced taste, with the bitterness biting first, followed by a pleasant sweetness. Grapefruit and sugar. Medium bodied. While the balance is great, I prefer a bit more bitterness in my IPAs. This would be wonderful for someone who likes them with more sweetness. No bottling date, perhaps the hops have faded? Iíll be sure to try this again when I find it on draft, for now itís an enjoyable IPA, but doesnít find itís way to the podium of those Iíve experienced.
mililani (24) - - MAR 12, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Man, this beer is SO over rated. I donít understand the hype behind it. It tastes very similar to a Lagunitas IPA, yet at TWICE THE PRICE! WHAT?!
Frankly, if youíre that curious, buy a 22oz bottle. I wouldnít shell out $16 for a six pack. That was one of the most retarded purchase of my life. If it was closer to $10, I probably would have rated this better.
kwd1996 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bitter. Good aroma and appearance. Something off putting about this beer. Not a favorite for me in the IPA category. Also, extremely expensive. Not recommended.
eriendeau22 (23) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good west coast IPA. Its what you expect with the style. Hops and fruit taste come together very nicely.
Kranin (23) - - MAR 26, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Gorgeous golden ale with beautiful white head. Perfect balance of sweet hoppy citrus at the front end with nice punchy bitter on the back end. (22oz Bottle / Walnut Liquorette, Walnut, CA / March 2012)
motionmigs (23) - PHILIPPINES - MAY 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful sunset orange color, two finger head; aroma is mango, peach, lemon, grape, and some pineapples, but follows up with an abrupt metallic taste and nuts; lively carbonation with an oily texture, dry bitter herby finish
diablodawg (23) - - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at yard house. Thin white head, good lacing. Not a lot of aroma, but big hop flavor. Citrus pine, and evenly balanced malt on the tongue. Good, average IPA.
Banksiz (22) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 12 oz bottle. Starts off with a grapefruity nose, that settles down to a pleasing maltiness with a slight banana-butterscotch ester. Yeasty haze in the glass. Balanced bitter and sweetness. Pleasant bitter finish. Itís a good one. A citrusy-hoppy pale ale rounded out with the right amount of maltiness.
Wurdahitah (22) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little hazy. Small head that vanishes fast. Aroma of passionfruit, pine, citrus, honey. Tastes as it smells.Powerfull lingering bitterness with fruit and alcohol. Nice but not more than that.
robL (22) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the perfect examples of an IPA. Aroma, taste, color, and palate all shine in unison. Grapefuits, lemons, hops, and crystal malt come through and leave you wanting more.
My review: http://beerhatesme.blogspot.com/2012/03/ballast-po