Homework Series # 1 - Hoppy Red Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by mactrail:
3.76/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Handsome creamy head in the St. Bernardus chalice. Color is more red-amber than coppery, and it's quite nice looking. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel is a great feature.
Fairly rich with a tangy mouthfeel. Malty with just a little caramel sweetness, a pleasant warm roasted taste. The hops are assertive but not jarringly bitter. There is a really spicy and flowery bunch of aromatics followed by a restrained bitterness. The Centennial seems to give a big dose of flowery, resiny hop flavors, though the brew closes on a bitter and faintly harsh note.
One of the better Red Ales I've had, and seems like what you would aim for in a hoppy brew in this style. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks on University Ave.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2013 06:19:39 | More by mactrail
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3.45/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen.
Clear dark red-brown with a vey nice beige head. A little spotty lacing
Feel: medium to medium-full body; smooth for style; Medium carbonation.
Smell: hmm. not as expected and a bit dank, but a clear hop presence.
Taste: lightly spicy, moderate-high hoppy; faint malt backbone.
O: interesting but not relatively strong among BP's offerings.
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2014 23:53:24 | More by chinchill
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle. Deep clear copper with a rich off-white head. This retains with a smooth creaminess that drenches the sides of the glass with thick sticky lace. The aroma smells of fresh pine and green citrus, with a malty combo of burnt grains and sticky sweetness behind it. The taste is similar, with a fresh blast of citrus and resin that sits against a backbone of sweet caramel and toasted graininess. Pine and bitterness really stick hard in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly on the tongue but then more oily and smooth underneath which combines with a well hid ABV to keep this drinking pretty darn easy. This is a nicely done American Amber with the type of aggressive hop character and an equally assertive malt presence that I really go for in the style. I’m glad I picked this one up.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2013 20:27:43 | More by Kegatron
Homework Series # 1 - Hoppy Red Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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