Grunion Pale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Nugganooch:
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
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours light amber in color with a big fluffy finger and a half head that retains nicely.
Smell has some great crisp hop aromas of ripe mango, juicy citrus, some dank note and some pine.
Taste follows the nose with crisp juicy hop flavors if mango and citrus along with a bigger presence of some dank hops. Very mild bitterness.
Light crisp drinkable with lots of hoppy oils and resin to help balance it out
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2014 22:46:15 | More by Fcolle2
Grunion Pale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.