Ballast Point Brewing Company (Constellation) Reviews




rougeau13
2.9
Ballast Point NITRO Red Velvet
Bottle. Surprisingly clear, deep ruby red with a resilient off-white slightly pinkish head. Aroma of vanilla cake and cocoa. Tastes pretty bland, but lightly toasted and very lightly sweet. Thinnish medium body; smooth. A bit of a let down.
Friday, May 26, 2017

erickok
4.3
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
Nice looks. Amazing aroma with pine hops, spot on American fermentation, also a more sour grapefruit. Very flavourful, complex, hoppy, truly American ipa. Yummy! (Bottle from and at Caroline?s, Berkeley)
Friday, May 26, 2017

LLaurin
3.6
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA - Watermelon
Sweet nose and rich fruit. Taste is rich, light alcoholic and sweet. Palate is weak but with some lingering bitterness.
Friday, May 26, 2017

DeliriumT
3.3
Ballast Point Even Keel
Aroma of spice and blood orange. Deliciously spicy hop flavour with bitter curacao aftertaste. The flavour belies the alcohol content. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, May 26, 2017

olio
3.7
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin
65 cl bottle.
Rated on 20170520.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malts on the nose, mocha, coffee and subtle vanilla. Flavor is toasted malty with coffee bitterness, some mocha and cocoa notes, distant vanilla on the finish. Good.
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Friday, May 26, 2017

crazy_cat_lady
3.5
Ballast Point Barmy Apricot Ale
Bottle from a store in San Carlos. Lovely light fruity beer, smelling of honey, apricots, peaches. Dark golden yellow with thin white head. Boozy, with flavours of apricots, peaches, dark honey. Lingering floral flavours, and a slight metallic note.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

SG111
3.8
Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged
Tap at CK Diggs. Pours murky copper brown, tan head. Aroma is lots of caramel, toffee, malt, bourbon, booze. Flavor is bourbon heavy, caramel vanilla, toffee, really pronounced bitter bite, almost astringent. Flavor is nice up front, not the best finish. But still enjoyable. Really nice nose.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beerowulf
3.8
Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin
Bottle. On the front porch. Aroma of pine and grass. A bit more hop than the Sculpin. A nice variation of the line. I may move to San Diego.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Meilby
3.3
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA - Watermelon
Bottle 355ml @ yngwie
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grapefruit, cucumber, watermelon and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, citrus, cucumber, watermelon and grapefruit finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Defreni
3.8
Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin
Flaske. Orange klar Ýl med et stort skumhoved. Duften er humlet med masser af ananas. Smagen er diskret ananas som bliver bakket godt op af en massiv does bitterhed. Flot Ýl
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Axile
3.9
Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin
Bottle from sb. Pours orange with a medium offwhite head. Lots of tropical fruits in the aroma, mango, pineapple, orangezest, chili and honey. Taste is habanero dominated with some tropical fruits in the background. As a chililover its good but not for thoose affraid of heat.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Paul.likes.beer
4.7
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA - Watermelon
Big flavor, not too sweet despite the watermelon flavor. Surprisingly easy to drink given the abv. Could almost be a session double IPA . ---Rated via Consumption
Thursday, May 25, 2017

rami_pl
4
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Peppermint
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

dsnow23
4.6
Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale
This is about as good as pale ale gets. Light bodied without being thin tasting. Fantastic Mosaic hop aroma. One of my favorite beers, even if I donít want to give money to the people that bought Ballast Point.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

snoworsummer
3.3
Ballast Point Tart Peach Kolsch
From a bomber. Pours almost clear gold with a bubbly off white head. Tastes like sweet peach, yeast, tart grapefruit, lemon, and cracker malt. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like peach, yeast, grassy malt, straw, and faint citrus.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

sonnycheeba
2.8
Ballast Point Tart Peach Kolsch
Bomber. Pours mostly clear gold. Aroma and flavor are cereal and bready malts, peaches, floral notes, and faint acidity. Light/medium body.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DavidWoodruff
2.6
Ballast Point NITRO Red Velvet
Red/amber with a thin white head. Aroma is faintly sweet, vanilla, cake batter. Not sure how this got classified as a stout. Mildly sweet fruity flavor along with the vanilla. Interesting and odd. Too soft with an unbalanced bitterness. Okay, I had it and I do not have to return.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oakes
2.7
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango
Can, Legacy. Amber, just a touch of haze. Aroma has some mango, overtop of some earthy, citrusy pale ale. Bitter, but with a lot of mango flavour. Some caramelly malts, lots of citrusy bitterness. The sweet mango at the beginning really doesnít make a whole lot of sense here.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

meccahh69lol
4.4
Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin
This beer smells effing delicious. Fruity, hoppy, and a little spicy? Pours a beautiful cloudy golden orange with a smooth palate. The taste is like a smooth, fruity wheat tornado, with cascading waves of piney bitterness. However, itís kind of like basically any other sculpin. Good for happy hour at the place you met your sweet booboo and eatiní appys.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

beerme31
3.5
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Peppermint
Pours almost black with full brown head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malts, mint, and vanilla bean. Medium sweet taste. Body is Medium-heavy, silky smooth, finish is medium bitterness and cool mint. Very interesting.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Palme
3.8
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Rye Barrel Aged
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. Really deep and dark this, as good as black in the glass, with a nice lacing medium sized dark brown head. Smells really nice deep dark roasted. Woody vanilla, thereís something mildly burnt. A little alcohol dunst and lots of dark chocolate. Smells really good. A ton of flavor. Itís near cloying sweet, but the roastiness kinda helps it a bit. Thick velvety in the mouth and just below average on the prickling carbonation bubbles. A ton of flavor here. Woody vanilla, burnt rye bread, thick dark chocolate and ice cream. Really good stuff. 11.06.2015
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Palme
3.5
Ballast Point Indra Kunindra
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. Quite a deep dark one this, not the best light environment where Iím at now, but this looks pretty close to black ruby. It also has a nice big lasting and quite lacing brown head. Smells really good I have to say. Itís almost milk chocolaty, I get cocoa, spices and burnt wood - the last in a mild way. Canít put my finger on what it is about this aroma, but I really like what Iím smelling. Tastes really good also! Almost like a mocha frappuchino just better. Itís thick and oily in the mouth while itís creamy and soft on the prickling carbonation. Milk chocolate, lots of nice rich coffee. Thereís cream and ice. A lovely spiced up creation that I can definitely dig. 11.06.2015
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Palme
3.7
Ballast Point Sour Wench - Blackberry
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. This oneís a crystal clear blood/beet red one with a small scattered pinkish head. Smells really good and sour. Soft raspberries, blackberries, sour blackcurrants and some red currants. Really fruity and nice this aroma. Tastes really good and fruity also. Itís soft thin oily on the texture and just above average on the carbonation. Really refreshing without being too sour this. Loaded with fruity blueberries, red currants and blackberries. Mmhhh.. A lovely tartness and a hefty Berry presence. Nice! 11.06.2015
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Palme
3.3
Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. This is a blurry yellow golden one with a small white head on the top. Mild wheaty nose, thereís tones of something zesty and grapey. Also, itís quite sweet. Like it. Tastes pretty hot! Oh, I totally forgot what the wahoo was for a second here. Really burning in the back of the tongue. It has a thin oily texture and a soft carbonation level. Almost a little mineralish and dry in the taste. Dusty? Peppery and really throat prickling this. A fun experience, but I doubt Iíd be as exciting about this halfway down a full bottle. 11.06.2015
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

whiteywhite17
2
Ballast Point NITRO Red Velvet
I had high hopes for this beer but it wasn't even close. So so so bland. It doesn't have much flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

hotstuff
3.5
Ballast Point Bonito Blonde Ale
Rated on 5-23-2017. (Bottle) The appearance is a large foamy white head that mostly diminished, transparent yellow body, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, light tropical fruit, hoppy, grassy, and pale malt. The flavor presents light-medium bitterness, citrus hops, some tropical fruit, crisp, and clean. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a very easy drinking beer that is also refreshing and it is a beer that the flavors come together nicely making it a beer that I would drink again.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

solidfunk
3.6
Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin
Citrus pepper and some fresh grass like the lawnmower just started up. Hazy golden pour with decent head. Bitter finish. Bottle.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

mathieuc
3.8
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin
Pours a very dark brown with a red hue (highlights?). A short-lived light brown/beige head sits on top and recede into a small rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is that of your morning coffee so I guess the mocha theme is pretty much a success.Taste is more of the same with more of the chocolate/cocoa peeking through. Never ashy. Some light vanilla. Body is on the lighter side (Iíd like it to be a little richer) and carbonation is moderate. A bit sticky. Overall a fairly solid mocha porter. Not quite "dessert-y" but still pretty tasty and a nice way to end the day.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TheLouse8
3.7
Ballast Point Sea Rose
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

hockey9930
2.3
Ballast Point NITRO Red Velvet
Bright cherry red with pink head. Did not expect an oatmeal Stout to look like this. Smell is similar to red velvet cake with vanilla icing. Very unusual taste. Initially it seems watery but that might be from the nitro. Taste is kind of like red velvet cake, but with some other flavors I canít place. Maybe the beets. The best part of this beer is the label.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Luvystypotables
3.7
Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin
Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit, pours a slightly hazy caramel color with a lasting white head. A pleasant tropical fruit and citrus taste, a medium body with a light hoppy bitterness that lasts in the finish.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beachmaster
3.7
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
On draught. Pours a clear amber, with a medium white head that lasts. Good lacing. Nose is citrus hops , and taste follows. Balanced well, not overly astringent. Touch of funk on the finish. Pretty good.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

jandd1983
3.4
Ballast Point Sextant Oatmeal Stout
On tap. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, coffee, chocolate, smoke and mild hops. Tasty.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

colui72
5
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Coconut
This version can sit at the same level as the original to me. Pitch black, medium tan head, lacing. Strong aroma of coconut, coffee, vanilla and chocolate. The coconut adds a lot to this beautiful porter, it merges perfectly with coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla creating a marvelous ice-cream feeling. Very yummy! Full bodied and creamy, medium bitter, slick feel. Fantastic!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

onceblind
4.2
Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin
Hazy deep copper/golden with a rocky off white head, with lots of visible floaties suspended in the brew...confusing since the bottle was reasonably fresh. Nice floral resinous aroma with a touch of pine and citrus peel. Beautiful flavor thatís floral hoppy with a nice citrusy tone and quite balanced, a bit fluffy and smooth, with a pleasant fresh hop finish.
Monday, May 22, 2017

Finhead
3.2
Ballast Point Manta Ray
Clear, light gold pour with a white head. The aroma has earthy hops with a touch of green onions. It has a medium body with oily texture and average carbonation. The taste is bitter with a long, dry finish.
Monday, May 22, 2017

crossovert
3.4
Ballast Point Tart Peach Kolsch
Draf.t This beer has nothign to do with a koelsch more of a sour ale than anything, sour peach rings.
Monday, May 22, 2017

colui72
4.9
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Peppermint
The traditional Victory at Sea is perfect, this is one of the many versions. Nearly perfect, but I prefer the original. Pours black, tan head, lot of lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and vanilla, thin minty notes. It gets all the original versionís flavours (coffee, chocolate and vanilla) but it adds a pleasant minty feeling, similar to those thin dark chocolates filled with mint. The rest is like the original, full bodied, creamy, slick feel, long finish. Bloody good!
Monday, May 22, 2017

DavidWoodruff
4
Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin
Orange with a nice white head. Aroma is of tropical fruit and just a hint of peppers. Habanero dominates the flavor and melds well with the tropical fruit background. Nice heat which is balanced by sweet malt. I was concerned that hop bitterness would get in the way, but it does not. An excellent use of one of the hotter, but more flavorful peppers.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

ZacM612
3.9
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Coconut
Dark opaque brown with a tan lacing head. Strong aroma of coconut and coffee. Sweet with a coconut and chocolate flavors up front, finish of dark roast coffee and little bitterness. Nice.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

partchapol
4.1
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
Drink from can. Smell of grapefruit and hop. Well balanced taste of refreshing grapefruit. Bitterness of hippy ipa and grapefruit peel. Light body. Very good beer for summer.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

thornecb
3.5
Ballast Point Tart Peach Kolsch
Pours clear gold into a shaker. Bright white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Peach aromas. Tart with peach and aspirin upfront turning to mild earth in the medium length finish.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

AWISLguy
3.7
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA - Watermelon
12oz can from Antioch Fine Wine. Standard IPA pour with an off-white head leaving some streaky lace. Aroma has melon, citrus, pine and sweet malts. Taste leads with watermelon, that is well done, and follows with tangy pine, some grapefruit rind, and some sweet malts. The grapefruit raw bitterness kicks in harder down through the glass. Medium bodied, the carbonation is constant, the blend is decent and there is some alcohol presence. Finishes quite a bit more bitter than bittersweet. Interesting splash with the watermelon candy start to the taste, but it settles down to be a fairly solid, fairly bitter, older school NW IPA. 13.7
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Kingi
4.2
Ballast Point Victory at Sea
aroma is very pleasant. thereís something off about the mouthfeel, it could be flatter for my tastes. Otherwise a very good beer.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

zebra
4.4
Ballast Point Oaked Barmy
on tap @ ballastpoint Little Italy. much more (than base beer) head, hazy gold color, unexpectedly actually woody nose, fruity, hugely woody, creamy.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

zebra
3.3
Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale - Brettanomyces
on tap @ ballastpoint Little Italy. hazy more orangy (than base beer) gold color, funky nose, lightly funky + hoppy, creamy, bitter finish. rating #10!
Sunday, May 21, 2017

zebra
3.2
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel
750-ml bottle from ballastpoint Little Italy. hangtag said 11.3%, bottle date 5/15/2016. good but not lasting head, boozy nose, boozy hot, roasty, sweet but also bitter, medium body.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

agl108
3.8
Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin
12 oz. bottles. Poured hazy orange with phenomenal amount of minute suspended particles. Virtually no head. Light tropical notes with pineapple, mango, then solid piney, bitter finish. Strong balance. Finish keeps it from being crushable.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

ginotarugo
2.9
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango
A hoppy/fruity aroma - pleasant. However, the taste is less fruity. Instead, it is more bitter, and the bitterness aftertaste does linger. Very low ABV also. I probably wonít drink this again.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

rougeau13
3.9
Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin
Bottle. Hazy amber-orange with a nicely lacing frothy off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, pine. Moderately bitter, fruity and a little sweet. Medium bodied.
Saturday, May 20, 2017