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Serrano Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Serrano Pale Ale
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ffejherb on 07-06-2011)
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Reviews by beerman999999:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

beerman999999, Oct 15, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

Had on tap yesterday at Jake's Billiards here in GSO.Poured into a goblet lighter orange infused golden with a thinner white head atop.Mellow chili heat in the nose,it's fresh and you could tell it was gonna have burn,light biscuit malt was detected as well.Fresh serrano flavor with a more mellow finishing burn,there is a light caramel maltiness with not much hop presence.I had two of these because I liked the burn,a nice beer.

oberon, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Dirksen
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Dirksen, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

steeltown71, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of jamex
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%

I really like this one. Way better than any pepper Sculpin they put out.

It really packs a punch though - this is one of the spicier one's from BP. Light, refreshing and highly drinkable, in a burn your mouth kinda way.

Make this more often! I'd recommend this one.

jamex, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -19.4%

oso, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Gregaroo, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Theortiz01, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of cbutova
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%

Tasted during SDBW last week and reviewed from notes. Heard good things from other Chile beer lovers.

A- Fairly clear golden bodied from the keg. Small white head forms at the top but falls quickly to almost nothing looking like juice. Lace is just not happening and you wonder if it is from the peppers or oils in the vegetables themselves.

S- Peppers roasting on the grill all the way in a strong aroma. That classic jalapeno-serrano pepper flesh zing. Vegetable feel with burnt crisp veggie skin. Light yeast fruits and cracked malts.

T- Follows the nose nicely with some added yeast, pale fruits and bread. Also some more biscuit malts add nicely to the flavor. Nice medium spice level lingers from the beautiful roast pepper flavor.

MF- Creamy and foamy light bodied pale ale. Carbonation caresses the palate at a medium level. Spicy pepper lingers on the taste buds for some time after sipping.

Maybe the most depth to a pepper flavor in a beer that I can think of. I find the super grilled veggie pepper skin and good heat to be superior to most other Chile brews.

cbutova, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

aliveguy17, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

JRod1969, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%

On-tap at Linda Vista/Home Brew Mart

A: The pour is a clear golden color with a thin white head.

S: As with the Habanero Piper Down, there is a very green, fresh pepper aroma with a nice spice and some earthy notes. In addition to the chile pepper, there is a bit of black pepper and a faint hop and malt note in the background.

T: Not surprisingly, this is very heavy on the Serrano pepper up front with a nice spicy bite and a light sweetness of pale malts on the back end. There is (strangely) a hint of yeast and some very light hop notes.

M: This beer is fairly light on body with a medium carbonation.

O: Significantly better than the Habanero Piper Down, though I think the four ounces were enough for me.

womencantsail, Aug 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

timwardjr, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

davegray, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BigLittleHokis, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Boone757, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

7/26/2011

On tap at Home Brew Mart. Pale ale infused with roasted Serrano peppers.

A: Very light in color. A straw yellow with nice transparency and a white foamy head.

S: Apple with earth and mineral accompanying wheat and a pleasant Serrano presence. I can already feel the heat.

T: Prominent Serrano flavor with just a little spiciness. A little apple and wheat with a low level of bitterness. The heat increases in the finish, but it's still palatable and complimentary.

M: Upper light body with good carbonation.

Overall: Unlike the Habanero Piper Down I just tried, the Serrano peppers provide some heat without obliterating the other flavors. This was tasty.

HopHead84, Jul 26, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +15.6%

A - Pours clear and golden, very small head and not much lace.

S - Roasted chile is the first thing that hits you. Very pleasant. Malt follows. Hard to detect the hops right now.

T - Chiles hit you first and last. Nice light malt core at center.

M - Light to medium body, good balance considering messing with the chiles, carbonation a bit lighter than I would have expected. Nice small bite in back of throat that lingers.

D - I love hot chiles and I really like this beer. A little more carbonation and I would have liked it even more.

srandycarter, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Ainjyll, Jan 22, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +7%

On tap at the Better Weather Fest at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, and pepper aromas. Taste is much the same with a very mild pepper heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice pepper aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ekalb31, Sep 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

bruindre, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

dubinsky, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

dominic4beer, Feb 19, 2014
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Serrano Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.