Homework Series # 2 - Belgian Style Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. bomber poured into a wine glass showing a clear light amber with a healthy cap of whitish foam. Offers good retention and a hint of golder caramel in color. A light boil of carbonation emanates from the bottom of the glass to keep a decent surface cap..
Aroma is more 'Belgian' than expected given the drivel explaining all the hops on website infused into this beer. And a Witbier yeast? Well, maybe there are some hops. Nose is Belgiany yet citric though lacking the expected wheat component up front and a subdued 8% in the malt bill makes sense in this regard. Quite solid nonetheless. In the end I'm surprised by the influence of a wit yeast, vs. a Trappist Yeast, on aroma for a brew with a small wheat footprint. And I'm liking it....
Nice flavor with a touch of light caramel and some yeast notes. Pleasant carbonation with just a hit of alcohol. Spicy, coarse and lightly bitter in the end. Solid actually...
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 07:25:12 | More by HalfFull
Homework Series # 2 - Belgian Style Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.