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Grunion Pale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Grunion Pale
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87
very good

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: barleytimes619 on 10-02-2013)
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Nugganooch

California

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Linda Vista – 8oz pour served in a Tulip style glass

A: Medium dark caramel amber body with some really well conditioned clarity. Finger width of dense khaki suds hold fairly strong. Some sticky splash sprays the glass within every sip.

S: Smells of a blend of biscuit and bready pale malts with a touch of sourdough even. Lots of that rich toasty malt up front. Faint but present with some piney hops and a twist of citrus/orange fruit. Fairly nominal nose to be honest but nothing to mark negatively here.

T: Bready pale malts develop a tasty doughy pretzel flavor with some light accents of orange-citrus peel and piney hop character. Has some nice floral hops making their way through as well with a dash of cali buds. A solid step up from the nose. Very doughy but not sweet as it is dry in the finish and balanced with a moderate amount of bitterness. Alcohol is completely disguised making for a nice session. There is good balance here but this is definitely one of the breadier APA’s I have had in sometime.

M: Smooth texture from a nice even level of carbonation. Light to moderate filling body. Nicely crisp with a drying finish. Slightly resinous and sticky but pretty clean overall.

D: Definitely your more classic take on the APA rich with toasted bready malts. The hops seem to take a back seat during the show but what you do have is a nice sessionable brew with fair balance. Not one of my favs but still enjoyable none the less.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 20:46:18 | More by Nugganooch
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Grunion Pale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.