riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2007
This was a damn good session ale. Very hoppy both in nose and flavor. Some sweet bready malt, but very mild. Body is very light, but still pretty dry and resiny. The beer was copper in color. SinH4 (6265) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2015
Taster at the brewery. Amber color with nice white head. Hop-forward, grapefruit, citrus. Taste is grassy, shallots, grapefruit, medium bitterness, very refreshing. Good! TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Can. Amber pour with a tall, fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus fruit, floral hops, caramel and light pine. Taste is malt, caramel notes, floral hops, citrus, light pine and hints of tropical fruit. Body is medium with a moderate bubbly carbonation. Light lingering bitterness. Ends with more floral notes, citrus, light pine, hop resins, caramel and toasted malt notes. Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Un nez splendide aussi puissant que leur ipa. Une charge juteuse plus qu’intéressante, amertume moyenne, croustillance extrême avec un certain sucre résiduel qui disparait totalement au final. Cybercat (6153) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Comes out of the tap a beautiful golden Amber - not much head, but that is an artifact of the pour. Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy - like getting a good whiff of fresh-cut pine, evergreem and woody, plus fruity hints. Bold flavor makes you feel as though you’re drinking a liquid pine tree. This is a brewski for serious hop fans! Fruity and malty hints come through as well. Texture is firm and very lively and sassy, leaving a woody evergreen finish. Get on an even keel if hops are your bag!
cheap (6089) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 Had this on tap at the double wide. Clody light brown with a clean fresh somewhat sterile aroma. Quite strong in personality for a beer that is less than 4%. Flavorful hops for a light beer but it goes down rather easy. A little watery on the palate. Good amount of co2. Medium bitter linger for a finish. snoworsummer (6076) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours opaque amber with a fizzy, bubbly white head. Feel is very light, but there is a strong, dry hop presence, with some light citrus and light resin. Light body and low carbonation. Light aroma of hops, lemon, and resin. 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 finger’s 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 IPA’s I’ve had. Ballast Point is quickly growing on me. thornecb (6062) - 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. ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Growler from JC’s, wasn’t terribly impressed by the sample but wanted to give it a chance with volume, where my opinion of these lighter offerings tends to improve. Nose orange peel and citrus, very hoppy , pine. Pours hazy orange with a lacing, rocky off-white head. Taste is extremely, bone dry and strongly bitter, light wood and resin, touch of astringency. The light body makes the bitterness stand out all the more. No signs of alcohol, no signs of malt, but great repeatability for such imbalance. Crisp, refreshing session, ein gelungenes Experiment