Schooner Fresh Hop Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Schooner Fresh Hop Ale
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86
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: augustgarage on 10-22-2009)
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

At the new brewery in Mira Mar. Hops good but not overpowering. Medium body; medium malt. Being fresh hopped I expected more of a hop kick. Maybe the hops are losing their freshness. Still a very good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at sams in Durham.

dark copper, mild head. smell is HUGE on hops. taste is a completely different thing. huge fruity flavor and huge on hops, but no bitterness. like a zombie dust but fruity. amazing...light bodied, mild carbonation.

overall amazing.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The wifey picked up a growler of this for me today at the Linda Vista Road location ($14.00). Poured into a Modern Times branded pint glass.

Pours a fairly clean copper hue with golden edges when held up to a light source, thick fluffy tan head - good retention, nice lacing coating my glass from start to finish. Big Cascade hop aroma up front, light citrus, fruity esters and fresh milled grain. Flavor is extremely fresh and tasty - earthy bitter hoppiness coats the palate - very dank and resinous, black tea, milled grain, faint taffy and apricot on the back end. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, finishing crisp and dry with a lingering bitterness from the hops. Overall an outstanding fresh hop ale that I look forward to having from Ballast Point each year - the 2013 batch is especially nice!

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Schooner Fresh Hop Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.