jgb9348 (6199) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Light copper coloured body with a amber glow and a thin, soapy white head, only about a centimetre tall. Aroma of fresh grassy hops with a touch of herbs, soap and some very mild bitterness, but not much at all. Super light-bodied; Very mild flavour of grass, herbs, hops, resin and a faint bit of pine - the hops are noticeable, but very mild, and the beer goes down very easily given that there isnít much malt here at all. Aftertaste shows the grass and hay with little else, a touch of light tropical fruit flavours and thatís about it. Overall, a good beer for the style - shows the hops, shows a touch of bitterness, a tiny bit of complexity, yet remains super easy to drink and doesnít show any alcohol at all - perfect for the summertime, which is just about everyday in California! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 12-July-2015 for US$1,79 sampled on the train from Washington to New York (while in New Jersey) on 18-December-2015. luttonm (6172) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draft at The Beer Authority, Seattle. Bubbly head on more clear dark gold. Lighter body of course, much more like an amber-malt pale. Some hop, crisp certainly, but overall vacant malts. Very clean, some bittering on finish. Nice enough. JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
ABR 2014. Very sessionable, just as they describe. I was not aware that the alcohol was so low. Sweet malt and citrus flavors from the hops. dwyerpg (6078) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
I was disappointed with this one. Had a tuna fishing trip out of San Diego, but this just seemed too watered down surprisingly, even for the "style" of session IPA. I mean, it did taste like a light IPA as opposed to an American pale, but the flavor just didnít work for me. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Thanks Jim for sending.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange to yellow color with a slim fingerís worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated leaving some ever so light stringy lacing sticking in parts and then sliding.
The smell had a sweet to slightly piney aromatic hops in front of a light caramel malt.
The taste combined freshly and gracefully the hops to the malts leaving no aftertaste and a semi-dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionable aspect running about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth but also a semi - sharp bitter bite on the tongue.
Overall, I say this was definitely one of the better session IPAís Iíve had. Ballast Point is quickly growing on me.
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2014
oof, or better yet, OLOF. This sucked. Tasted like cardboard, i know sessions are all about the nuances but this was LAME. Nothing, just wet cardboard. tom10101 (6040) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Can (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse.
sonnycheeba (5973) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Appearance: Clear amber/golden with a small off-white head and little lacing.
Aroma: A burst of oily hops at first, but it dissipates really quickly to leave the place to toasted malts, light resin and mineral notes.
Taste: Mild. Toasted malts, light caramel, light resin, mineral notes and light to moderate bitterness.
Palate: Light body. Medium carbonation. Thin mouthfeel, almost watery. Somewhat dry finish. Mild mineral finish.
Overall: Thereís some very low abv beers that you canít tell they are low abv... thatís not the case with this one. Itís super easy to drink, but it lacks of body to support the hops and the mouthfeel is too thin.
Can. Pours clear amber. Aroma is orange peel, pale malts, light citrus, and faint grassy notes. Flavor is fresh hop bitterness with a dry malt base and faint toast. Light/medium body. altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2015
On tap at ChurchKey. Nice bold, orange body with big head. Nose is hops, pine, citrus. Taste is also floral, pines, grapefruit, caramel. Nice texture. Easy finish. thornecb (5883) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours deep gold into a shaker. White head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Dark resin aromas. Thin with resin and grapefruit upfront with an abrupt pith finish.