Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,217
Ranked #5,390
4.12 | pDev: 9.71%
Jan 07, 2023
Jun 14, 2003
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Rated: 3.62 by LA2ED7

Jan 07, 2023
Rated: 4.41 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
Rated: 4 by scottyshades from Florida

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Notes from 2015-16.
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
L: Pours a bright sparkling amber/orange, thick eggshell white head, some lacing. Fine looking good carbonation.
S: Mango, pine, light citrus, light alcohol.
T: Bold bitter pine, spruce, grassy, lime/orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, sweet caramel, biscuit, apricot, mango. It is lightly tart. There is light alcohol in the taste as the beer warms.
F: Med-heavy mouthfeel with a lingering long and quite drying finish.
O: This is the best tasting American Double IPA that I've ever had. It is alluring and full bodied with rich smooth flavors. It drinks easily for it's higher ABV and it is outstanding in it's style.
Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by blackcloud from Alaska

Jun 15, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by Slyde180 from Texas

Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 3 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 3.63 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reminded of this beer by the How many Beers of Fame have you reviewed? post. Reviewed from memory, as I have not had this in a while, but have had at least a six pack before. Was not a huge fan, tastes good, but too boozy.
Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4 by Urk1127 from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 16, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 4.42 by SauceMcSauce from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2020
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had an 8-oz pour at their tasting room in San Diego's Little Italy (See My Review). The body is a sparkling amber color crowned by a thick and splotchy head, which produces a gummy lacing around the glass rim. The nose consists of a whiff of mango. There is an initial blast of hoppy bitterness that is supplemented by a lingering malty fade with an unbalanced sweetness. At the finish, there is a dryness that will require some water. Still, not bad.
Mar 14, 2020
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 04, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by BalancingBrooms from California

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2020
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