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Beer Available At Whole Foods Market - La Jolla (arranged by most recent)
Green Flash Imperial IPA 99, Green Flash Le Freak 98, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, Coronado Islander IPA 95, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA 97, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice 90, Victory Storm King Imperial Stout 100, Victory Golden Monkey 97, Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale 93, Ballast Point Big Eye IPA 98, Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter 96, Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA 99, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA 100, Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout 100, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager 97, Mother Earth Auld Knucker IPA 93, Ballast Point Indra Kunindra 96, Mother Earth Hop Diggity 95
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t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 9, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited December 8, 2013.
This is a convenient stop right off of I-5. The selection isnít bad but itís kind of middle of the road for a Whole Foods. They have a large selection but a lot of it is 6 packs which makes it look larger than it is. I saw some neat stuff that I hadnít seen before like 6-packs of Rodenbach. I also saw the new Rodenbach Vintage (2011 is the current one).
The point I should have started with is the fact that there is a bar right up front. Iím not sure if itís actually part of the Whole Foods or if itís separate. On the inside itís called Torrey Pints and on the outside is a sign that says Mrs Goochís Bar. Itís an (comically) unfortunate name. The selection is pretty solid though, featuring mostly southern California beers. I didnít check the prices at the bar as I wasnít interested in a pint but it could be a nice place to hang out and have a beer before or after spending $300 on groceries. That comment aside the beer prices on the shelves arenít terrible.
tkrjukoff (189) , Sweden | August 29, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
First time I visited a Whole Foods store. What a great concept having a bar in the grocery store. And what a bar, great selection of craft beers available, staff seems to bknow their beers and service was fast and friendly.
vegasadamtya (10) las vegas, Nevada | October 25, 2010
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
great food great selection
DeadGirl (76) San Diego, California | March 2, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I donít understand all the negative ratings. Yes, the parking lot is crowded. Every strip mall parking lot is crowded in Southern California. And yes, be prepared to spend 20% more on your grocery food bill. But the beer selection is okay. I was there just this past week and there were tons of AleSmith, Bruery Trade Winds, and Old Rasputin 12th Anniversary, among others. And the cheese stand is right there for nice pairings. And I know I can save about $2 on each bottle rather than if I headed to a particular beer store in the area. I live only three minutes away from this place, so while I wonít come here solely to expand my beer cellar, I will buy a few bottles that I havenít already tried while shopping for dinner. Overall: Crowded, but for the distance, itís worth it, for me at least. Return: Yes. #45 on 02032010, DG.
DaSilky1 (66) San Diego, California | December 16, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place is 5 steps down from the hillcrest wholefoods when it comes to beer selection. In fact, as I shop at the hillcrest wholefoods almost daily, i dont even like to come into this store because everything is backwards and out of place...even more crowded...the beer selection never has anything interesting and who the hell even knows who the buy guy is here...i dont. Good thing the hillcrest wholefoods is a 3 min drive from my house and the la jolla one is no where near me.
blutt59 (140) Dallas, Texas | March 21, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Parking is toough but beats the drive to Bevmo if your staying nearby, 3-4 Alesmith, Ballast Point, Coronado, Port and 6-7 Lost Abbey, mostly six packs but some good finds
cazort (25) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | September 3, 2008
30 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
This is one of the most horribly overpriced and unpleasant to navigate supermarkets Iíve ever been in. The parking lot must have been designed either by an idiot, or a sadistic genius wanting to inflict pain on shoppers. The store is always crowded. The prices are through the roof. Beer selection? Good, but not great, and certainly not good enough to bring me in the door given all the negatives about this supermarket.
rudolf (100) Buffalo, New York | May 16, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
A good selection but far from great. If youíre in the area stop in - otherwise donít bother. Nothing particularly memorable here in terms of selection or price.
Ibrew2or3 (318) Tempe, Arizona | December 24, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Wow, ultra crowded parking during my visit. Grid-lock. The selection is nice and well priced. I saw Avery, Alesmith, Victory, lots of Unibroue, Stone and several others. Bombers for singles and all 12oz were in packs. Nothing rare. I walked out empty handed. It was rather zoo-ish inside and in the parking lot. Not worth a special trip.
wetherel (83) Encinitas, California | September 22, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Great location, great food, leans a little bit toward the pricier side. Beer selection is pretty good, on par with a above average liquor store. No Cantillion or Hair of Dog. Lots of belgians.
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