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Serrano Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Serrano Pale Ale
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
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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mithrascruor

California

4.65/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at O'Brien's, San Diego.

Roasted Serrano Yellow Tail Pale Ale - presumably the same thing (though certainly a new batch).

Pours a light copper/amber color with a light white head. Nice aroma of chiles and hops. The flavor is mild at first (somewhat hoppy), but the chilies rush in and are quite strong at the aftertaste and into the finish. Very sharp flavor overall. Light-bodied, with mild carbonation. Pretty smooth too.

I believe that I prefer this to the Habanero Sculpin. The Yellow Tail isn't so bold on its own, so the chiles don't have to compete as much. The intricacies of the roasted serrano flavor are a bit more defined too. This is perhaps even a tad spicier than the Sculpin! Love it!

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2012 03:23:19 | More by mithrascruor
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4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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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.

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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.

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Serrano Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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