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BOOb ChecK - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 12-27-2011)
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Reviews by hellhammermario:
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

hellhammermario, Dec 18, 2013
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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

On tap at Sticks and Stones last night.Poured into a goblet a clear reddish pink with a thinner head,the hibiscus stands out alot in the nose along with some stone fruit,and mild funk,seemed dryer than what I was expecting.Dryer on the palate with a hint of tartness from the cherries,has a bit of iron and mild funkiness that I picked up in the finish.Not bad but not something I could drink all night,the alcohol was pretty well hidden,my wife enjoyed a few.

oberon, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of ryser2k
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

ryser2k, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of ElSteve22
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%

Great Beer. Very similar to a Lambic. Poured with a nice pinkish head. The taste was great. I am a big fan of Hibiscus and it really came through in the taste and color. I am not too familiar with "Fruit Ales" but after this one, I am thirsty for more. Too bad it's not released in bottles or more more available. So, go out and support breast cancer awareness and get your boob checked.

ElSteve22, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Stoffel, Feb 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

AngusOg, Feb 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jwswigs, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

chefduff2, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

SocalKicks, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of HopHead84
4.2/5  rDev +16%

Review # 1700

12/27/2011

On tap at Home Brew Mart. Beer made with cherries, hibiscus petals, and lime. Made for Beer for Boobs.

A: Transparent reddish pink with an inch of dense pink sea foam. Retention is outstanding and there is much lacing on the glass. The color is stunning, and apparently it's derived from the hibiscus petals and the cherries.

S: Pronounced cherry with a moderate sweetness and an underlying grainy malt presence. Lime is light and hibiscus is evident.

T: Sweet and delicious cherry flesh and skin with light lime notes. Malt is grainy. The finish is bursting with cherries and there's a dash of hibiscus.

M: Lower medium body with high carbonation.

Overall: A delicious fruit beer. Not overly sweet but wonderfully fruity.

HopHead84, Dec 27, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

On tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear reddish-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly tart fruity flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the aroma is pretty subdued.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

midnitesun11, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Tom-Peters, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%

On draft at Ballast point in Little Italy.

I had to get a pour of this one. I had just returned from the Clinica Nutricion y Vida earlier that day, where my wife had been treated for breast cancer. Alas...

The beer is reddish orange with a think, pinkish head. The aroma brings grain, funk, alcohol, cherries. The flavor is a bit messy. Some floral and lime notes are there in addition to the fruit. Grainy and muddled. This had the potential to be a very tasty offering, but fell short of the mark.

Huhzubendah, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

tbeq00, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Alek, Feb 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Wolberjs, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

danipp, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

SShelly, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

GrindFatherBob, Mar 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jsmith6051, May 24, 2013
BOOb ChecK from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.