Ballast Point Brewing Company (Constellation) Reviews




Roymullins
4.8
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Hard to find anything wrong with this. Just an outstanding beer. Possibly the perfect IPA.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

TheJester
3.6
Ballast Point California Amber
355 mL bottle. Translucent Amber with a small but foamy head. Nice lacing. Resin, brown sugar and a touch of orange in the nose. Nice malty flavour adds caramel to the mix. It finishes with a touch of earthy hops. Mild bitterness. Sorta half way between a British Amber and some of the hoppier American versions. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

geologyguy
2.7
Ballast Point Barmy Apricot Ale
Very very light smell...hard to even place...but good...taste is mostly malt but some fruity/pilsnery hops...flying saucer after work
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

bergstaden
3.7
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
Golden with a white head - Hop aroma with some hints of grapefruit - Malt to support a good hop profile that has some grapefruits and other citus and there is some other fruity tones as well - The hops goes into the finish with some grapefruit and other fruits and ends dry - This was good
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ansalon
3.7
Ballast Point Even Keel
Pours amber with a large off white head. Aromas of mango, grapefruit, peach, apricot, resin. Taste is very fruity with floral notes and a pleasant bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

zoucrew102
3.6
Ballast Point Barmy Apricot Ale
Bottle. Apricot aroma with with notes of sweet honey, booze and a slight amount of hops. Pours clear golden colored with a thin white head that has decent retention and excellent lacing. Starts with sweet apricot and honey flavors. Finishes dry with a a small amount of hoppiness and quite a bit of booze that lingers through the end of the sip. Quite good, but a large amount of booze detracts from it a little.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

kyzr
3.5
Ballast Point Barmy Apricot Ale
Gold pour with small white head. Nose of candied apricot and caramel. Flavor is big with tropical fruit and sugar. Body is thick and sticky that can really drag. Very much a sipper.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

jandd1983
3.8
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Peppermint
On tap at Cugino’s. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, coffee, peppermint and some chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, coffee, chocolate and peppermint with a nice coffee finish. Very tasty.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Darwenus
3.1
Ballast Point Barmy Apricot Ale
Another fruit-themed beer from Ballast Point that falls well short of the beer’s superior IPAs and porters. Barmy pours bright, clear golden color with average head and a great deal of carbonation. The aroma is sweet, the honey really comes through, along with a mellow caramel malt. The apricot is a mild note on the flavor, but I don’t know if I’d have noticed it at all if I hadn’t been looking for it. Mostly the flavor is dominated by big, boozy alcohol. Others have said the alcohol is hidden in this beer, but I don’t think so at all. In fact, the boozy vapor was just about all I could taste.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

keanex
3.6
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
Appearance: Clear ruby/garnet body with a short light tan head, some head coverage after dissipation.
Aroma: Malty caramel and a hint of dark fruits, hints of cinnamon and nutmeg along with pumpkin. Smells really nice. Balanced well.
Taste: Toffee, caramel, pumpkin, light spices, hard to discern, but cinnamon shows. Kind of creamy, well balanced.
Palate: Medium/oily body. Moderate carb.
Overall: Darn good pumpkin beer subtle spices. Good base too.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beerdedone
3.1
Ballast Point California Kölsch
Bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of grains, malts and grass. Flavor was crisp and clean with bready malts, grass, grains and had a touch of light fruitiness.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ansalon
3.8
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango
Pours hazy light amber with a low white head. Aromas of mango, grapefruit, peach, apricot, resin. Taste is ridiculously fruity with almost no bitterness. Mouthfeel is light bodied yet somewhat creamy with moderate carbonation. Very good!!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

andrewje41
3.4
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA - Watermelon
12 oz bottle poured. Sampled this a while back on draft, which ultimately led to my hesitation to crack this bottle for a little bit now, but it’s still decently fresh. Shiny golden pour with a lasting fizz head. Citrusy hop forward aroma, with a good dose of Jolly Rancher watermelon candy to follow. Flavor is a bit too much of the hard candy watermelon for me. Overpowers a good hop profile. Was hard to believe a double digit abv here at first, but a late burn creeps up. I feel like this beer is a few tweaks away from being damn good. Fun beer for sure.
Monday, August 22, 2016

mjg74
3.4
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
Bottle from Casa De Oro. Pumpkin spice flavors up front, followed by a good deal of roastiness. Roasty throughout with a spicy backdrop. A little touch of hop flavor. Pretty tasty.
Monday, August 22, 2016

drjay44
3.3
Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #7 - Session Saison
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, off white head, with some lacing, over a hazy, dark yellow effervescent body.......nose is mild spice with ginger tones, mild banana/bubblegum, light malts, herbal hops......taste is lightly sweet, with mild ginger spice tones, light malts, slight rye, finishing with light pepper and moderate hop bitterness......mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, high carbonation with light acid. The aromas and flavors are somewhat muted and a bit muddled, but heading in the right direction for the stated style. They just need to be more emphatic.BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
Monday, August 22, 2016

Nonshaugen
3
Ballast Point Longfin Lager
355 ml (12 fl.oz.) bottle. Clear, pale yellow, medium white head, low carbonation. Aroma is grainy, with some hay and grass to the nose. Mouthfeel is smooth, well carbonated with a long aftertaste. Flavour is refreshing pale lager all the way. I could easily have several of these around a bbq camp-fire with tasty food and good friends in a summer night.
Monday, August 22, 2016

theisti
3.5
Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #7 - Session Saison
10 oz goblet draft at Martin City Brewing Company “The Pub” in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a hazed golden with a frothy 1/2 inch white head. The aroma is bright saison yeast; herbal, clove along with some lemon citrus. The taste is the herbal spice clove yeast, the sweet lemon and a bit of malt wheat grain. The palate is light to medium bodied with soft carbonation and an herbal floral finish. Quite a bit of character and body for a session version of the style. Nicely made.
Monday, August 22, 2016

theisti
3.9
Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale
Shaker pint draft at Martin City Brewing Company “The Pub” in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is mostly clear golden with a small white head that leaves behind nice lace. The aroma is resin floral hop along with cracker malt. The taste clean cracker malt balanced nicely with super fresh floral resin hops. The palate is medium bodied with soft carbonation and a mineral resin finish. Super fresh, clean and balanced.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Kosmokrator
4.5
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
Alla spina. Limpido color aranciato, schiuma fine e soffice. Profumatissima, assale il naso con pompelmo rosa, fiori, caramello e tantissimo luppolo; gusto perfettamente bilanciato tra amaro e fruttato con note maltate, agrumate e resinose. Finale lungo, pulito e persistente. Giù il cappello!
Monday, August 22, 2016

shadey
3.4
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin
12oz bottle. Pours bright orange gold. Sticky white lacing. Aroma is not obviously pineapple, but hoppy and citrusy. Flavors are bright , bitter, and easy to drink. I think I prefer regular sculpin or some of the other flavors.
Monday, August 22, 2016

daje
3.1
Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager
Can at Hopyard, may 21st 2016. Semihazy golden body with a big white head. Aroma is malty with tea leaves and flowers. Taste is thin and grassy with perfumed hops and a mild sweet finish. Faint hop friutiness. Falls a little short.
Monday, August 22, 2016

daje
3.1
Ballast Point Even Keel
Can at Hopyard, may 21st 2016. Clear golden body with a huge white head. Aroma is malty with mild citrussy hops. Taste is sweet, light grass and mango hoppiness, with a bitter weak fruity finish. Can’t expect a big fat ipa at this strength, but it does get a little boring
Monday, August 22, 2016

ozzy70
3.3
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
12 oz. bottle. Poured dark amber, foamy tan head. Aroma was spice, toasted malts, warm pumpkin pie. Taste was sweet, pumpkin pie, spices. Nice.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

ehaak26
3
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango
Definitely a nice session IPA. Aroma is mango with other citrus. Not my favorite from Ballast Point, but very drinkable.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

blipp
3.6
Ballast Point R&D Longboat
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Mild Belgian yeast, spices, some peachy fruity notes, and mild-moderate floral hop bitterness. Solid.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

blipp
3.6
Ballast Point R&D Landlord
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity citric hops, moderate bitterness, some floral notes, and a quick hoppy finish. Pretty good.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

blipp
3.8
Ballast Point Even Keel - Peach
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Peachy fruity sweetness, mild grapefruit-like citric notes, and moderate hoppy bitterness that lingers through the finish. A very drinkable summer quaffer.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

blipp
3.6
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA - Passion Fruit
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Tropical fruity base, moderate bitterness, and a little lingering pithy grapefruit. Solid.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

blipp
3.8
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA - Mango
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Rich mango sweetness, very juicy and fruity, with mild-moderate hop bitterness, and a hint of pithy citrus. Good stuff.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

blipp
3.5
Ballast Point R&D Hoppy Hef
Draft. Pours hazed gold with a white head. Nice banana fruity yeasty base, with mild sweetness and faint flowery hop bitterness. Balanced, clean, drinkable.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

blipp
3.5
Ballast Point Blunder IPA
Draft. Pours golden amber with a white head. Fruity hops, mild-moderate bitterness, low malty sweetness, and a quick hoppy finish. Decent.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

blipp
3.8
Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale - Brettanomyces
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity hops, mild-moderate bitterness, very low sweetness, and a dry and crisp hoppy finish. Mild bretty funk that comes through a bit more on the nose than it does in the flavor. Solid.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Frothmeister
3.8
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and the colour of honey, with an off-white head. On the nose resinous notes, fresh pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, faint lime peel, and a very faint whiff of lemon jelly beans as it warms up. Taste wise, fruit at the top of the profile. Passion fruit, grapefruit, peach, and light resinous notes that head into mineral heavy bitterness, and lots of bitter citrus pith in the finish.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nisse666
3
Ballast Point Even Keel
Bottle from ICA Åkered cons 2016-08-21 Göteborg, ABV ? - info crossed over on label AR: tropical fruity marmalade, orange zest, pine cones AP: clear bronze, wee white head F: rich carbonation, heavy bitterness, thin tropical fruit marmelade, orange dried skin,
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Kosmokrator
4.5
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango
Alla spina. Color arancio, saponosa schiuma bianca. Profumatissima e setosa, sa tantissimo di mango ma il gusto è ben bilanciato dall’amaro. IPA vellutata e particolare, consigliatissima.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
4.2
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel
750ml bottle thanks to darrel. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is amazing big vanilla bourbon barrel notes chocolate heavy roast and a nice spice. Taste is more of the amazing vanilla chocolate bourbon barrel sweetness. Wow this is great in just whish I had another one to open in a year.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sevenlee
3.7
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin
Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet with a hoppy finish. Not as good as some of the other Sculpins
Saturday, August 20, 2016

gschrade
3.5
Ballast Point Roots to Boots Series: Belgian Tripel Ale
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste caramel, Belgian yeast, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, August 20, 2016

HourGlass13
3.5
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin
Pours up a clear golden color, with a white head. Aroma is tropical fruits with lots of pineapple notes. Tastes pretty much the same, hoppy with tropical fruit aftertaste. Refreshing, good.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

jbruner
3.3
Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of mild malty sweetness, hint of earth. Taste follows, but bigger, nice mild sweetness with good earthy hop tones. Solid for the style.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

jandd1983
3.1
Ballast Point Longfin Lager
On tap at 40 brews. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, some grass and grains. The taste was similar to the aroma with more citrus, grass, hops, bitterness, some malts and a little sweetness. Not too bad.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

bookman10
3.4
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
Not a huge fan of pumpkin beers, but this one isn’t too bad. The pumpkin and pumpkin spice are rather muted. Pours a deep, brownish-amber with minimal head. Aroma has some pumpkin and spice, but really minimal. Flavor is malty and has some caramel and you can actually taste those touches underneath the pumpkin and the spices. I could handle another one of these.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

bhensonb
3.4
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours cola color with a tan head. For me the aroma is pretty spicy - pie spice. Near med body. Flavor starts spice, gets a touch of gourd/veg, and then goes a bit earthy/malty. Not bad, but ... Finishes rather dry and malty.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pumpkin87
2.6
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango
Pours from can a clear old gold with big, foamy, off-white head that reduces steadily but leaves a bit of skim and lacing. Aroma initially is pine heavy enough to knock you over, followed by sweet mango that eventually takes over. That mango sweetness initially asserts itself on the palate, along with pineapple and biscuit. But the mango drops off quickly, leaving bitter citrus rind and resin. Light, almost watery body means the effect is not overpowering, but while the aftertaste is mild it’s not especially pleasant. The mango might well have helped this beer were it better integrated, but it’s not. The taste is no way matches the nose.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

nearbeer
4
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin
Half growler. Clear orange-amber with a lasting film of foam. Nose is toffee, pineapple, grapefruit and peppery resin. Tastes of pineapple-orange toffee, peppery resin and a finish of woody hops. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a nice balance.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Leini
3.8
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA - Watermelon
355ml bottle. Clear light copper body with a medium white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, sulfur and hint of floral notes some watermelon perhaps. Flavor has a distinct watermelon presence, along with grapefruit and some pine. Soft mouthfeel. Like a DIPA Watermelon popsicle hybrid.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Kinz
3.7
Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale
Bottle from the mixed pack. Pours medium amber brown, clear, nice head. Sweet caramel malt focused aroma. Flavor is rich caramel malts, a hint of toast and very faint raisin. Finish is very faintly floral hops, mostly consumed by the malts, with drying bitterness. Enjoyable brew in a style I don’t have very often. Liked it.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Desverger
3.5
Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager
Bottle@Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016 - yellow golden pour with white head. Sweet citrus and tropical fruity, some clean crisp malt, fruity bitter finish. Nice.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Koelschtrinker
3
Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager
Hell hopfiger, intensiv grasig getreidiger Antrunk. Wenig herb im Mittelteil, alkoholisch würzig.Nett. 9/8/9/8//9
Saturday, August 20, 2016

martin00sr
3.6
Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager
TNOD(U)RBSG16. Clear golden, airy white head. Hoppy aroma, light passionfruit, pine and caramel. Bitter, slightly caramely flavour. Grape- and passionfruit. Has a nice and slightly rough bitter bite.
Saturday, August 20, 2016