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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

As ever, San Diego’s Ballast Point looked to the sea for the inspiration behind Electric Ray. A play on the fish’s scientific name—Torpedo californica—this beer pays homage to our mutual home state, as well as to our Hop Torpedo, the source of much of the big flavor in this high voltage, hop-forward Imperial Pale Lager.

Ballast Point brought their homebrewing dreams to the big leagues and started brewing professionally, but they never forgot their roots. They still run a successful homebrewing supply shop in San Diego. A love for hops and the ocean inspire incredible brewed and distilled offerings, and their one-of-a-kind labels boast some beautiful, and sometimes gnarly-lookin’, fish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1227) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Beer Camp at Total Wine in Boca. Pours a deep golden orange with small head with slight haze. Serious hop aroma with pine, resin, citrus, and malty backbone. The taste is a hop bomb with pine, spruce, mango, and lime. Caramel malt finish. Hop bitterness is almost over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4229) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Poured a clear golden color with aromas of grassy hops, light melon, some malt, and a touch of fruit. Flavors are clean grassy hops, with some malt, subtle melon light and refreshing on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1141) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bold imperial pils with aroma and flavor that is both strong in bitterness and well balanced. Nice colors with a weighty palate and strong carbonation. Still retained that Pilsner character though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (558) - - MAR 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 Another winner from Beer Camp. Super classy brew. Pours a clear, rich gold. Has all the qualities that make me love the style- clean (but not particularly crisp) with the hops adding all the right bitter qualities that put it over the top. Has orange, grapefruit, pine, floral, earthy and touch of grass. Some malty sweetness balances the crispness and hops, but gravitates more towards bitter and resinous notes. In an approachable lager way. Alcohol well hidden. Very easy to sip. Slick, medium mouthfeel. Great beer all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11087) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle split at Bruce’s, thanks to LKS, 29/01/15. Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white swirl. Nose is caramel, melon, tangerine, straw, earthy hops. Taste comprises pale malt, straw, melon, bitter orange, peach, bitter hop tang. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Ok but not one I’d revisit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (993) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Tap. Clear golden. Nice white head and bubbles. Minimal nose. Crisp with nice malt presence. Would never have guess it was an Imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Golden yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is malt and floral hops. Taste is crisp malt, floral hops, grapefruit finish. OK lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazed amber with a medium sized white head. Spicy citrus on the nose, a bit of bready malt. Medium bodied, sweet grain, nice smoothness. Sweeter than I would like, comes off as a sweet double ipa that has had some of the hops fade out. Sweet and bready on the finish, light hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
29th January 2015
Tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Leighton. Lightly hazy gold beer, small cream colour head. Palate is smooth and dry with fine carbonation. The otherwise smooth malts have a trace of dust. Mild malt cream. Hops start mildly spicy and bring touches of hop skunk and tropical fruits. Mellow orange peel. Smooth finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
From Notes: Pours Hazy golden with thick white head. Floral and citrus smell. Taste is slight bitter with hops and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (308) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Aroma of caramel malts with floral and citrus hops. Appears copper with swirls of off white foam and minimal lace. Tastes of mildly sweet caramel and brown sugar up front followed by bitter grapefruit and gentle apple blossoms in the background. Palate is a little watery. Overall, a very nice, easy to approach beer, very good.

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