deftone84 (6) - Addison, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2015 does not count
Very tasty, session beer. Little ABV makes it easy to pound a six pack and not feel bad about it. Nice hoppy, citrusy flavor. Way better than drinking any macro light beer.
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Location: 12 oz can from Hoboken Vine, 5/15/15
SinH4 (4719) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2015
Aroma: The aroma is mostly resiny/pine hops, some clean lemon/citrus hops come through too
Appearance: Clear and bright orange in color with a frothing, lasting beige head and sheeting lace
Flavor: A lightly sweet taste, very clean from a flavor perspective, with a medium bitter finish
Palate: It has a quite smooth and clean feel, a lighter body, soft carbonation, and a dry finish
Pretty much right on what I look for in a Session IPA. Nice flavor. Easy drinking. Low alcohol. It is a hint thin compared to the best ones, but otherwise, as you’d expect from Ballast Point, this is excellent.
Taster at the brewery. Amber color with nice white head. Hop-forward, grapefruit, citrus. Taste is grassy, shallots, grapefruit, medium bitterness, very refreshing. Good! GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Draught at CBM Toranomon. Golden amber with decent lacing. Big citrus hop aroma. Lovely and light. Sledutah (7491) - Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
On tap at The Beer Bar
BeerdedDave (1685) - Beckley, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is floral and piney. Taste is pine and grassy
Nice and tasty, easy drinking
nice, citrusy hop aroma; really citrusy hop flavor; very light malt base - really like liquid hops - no malt to get in the way; all the hoppiness of an IPA at only 3.8% abv so you can have a bunch tfontana (955) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Keg pour at NH Brewfest. Appearance is clear golden pour (absolutely gorgeous) with finger-width white head, mild sparkle and nice lacing. Aroma is strong pine/spruce. Taste is pine/spruce bitterness with some corn. Palate is light-to-medium with average texture and carbonation and strong (almost too much) bitter finish. Overall, a decent amount here for a session IPA. jamestulloch (4065) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Can from BottleDog, Edinburgh. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of pine, nettles, lime and grain. Flavour of herbs and grapefruit with a steely edge. Medium body with an oiy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Very clean and easy drinking. flying_pig (1555) - SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2015
355ml Can from BottleDog (Glasgow, £2.80):superspak (5514) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Fresh & hoppy with lots of flavour despite the low abv. Good bitterness with nice citrus & pine hops. Definitely one of the better session IPA’s & very easy to drink, maybe not quite as good as Stone’s Go To IPA or Founder’s All Day IPA but it runs them very close & is a nice beer that I wouldn’t mind getting again.
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 11/19/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness and lighter body that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.8%. Overall this is a very nice Session IPA style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.