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Schooner Fresh Hop Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Schooner Fresh Hop Ale
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86
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: augustgarage on 10-22-2009)
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KevinGordon, Nov 07, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Axnjxn, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
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!

DeanMoriarty, Sep 15, 2013
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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

The color was an opaque orange copper color with thick full head.

The aroma is hop forward with some nice pine and citrus.

The taste is balanced and surprising in comparison to the nose with some nice bitterness and sweetness throughout. Some light tropical sweetness hits you in the back of the throat at the very end (others said it was mango or passion fruit, seemed like apricot to me). Regardless an interesting finish to a very good beer.

The mouthfeel was a medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this beer was really good and surprising. The bar I had it at didn't label it as a fresh hop ale so I was much more excited about it after the first sip. Glad I had a chance to try it.

Adamah_Adonai, Aug 06, 2013
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Schooner Fresh Hop Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.