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Homework Series # 2 - Belgian Style Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HalfFull on 12-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
31
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.75%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 31
Photo of HalfFull
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a wine glass showing a clear light amber with a healthy cap of whitish foam. Offers good retention and a hint of golder caramel in color. A light boil of carbonation emanates from the bottom of the glass to keep a decent surface cap..

Aroma is more 'Belgian' than expected given the drivel explaining all the hops on website infused into this beer. And a Witbier yeast? Well, maybe there are some hops. Nose is Belgiany yet citric though lacking the expected wheat component up front and a subdued 8% in the malt bill makes sense in this regard. Quite solid nonetheless. In the end I'm surprised by the influence of a wit yeast, vs. a Trappist Yeast, on aroma for a brew with a small wheat footprint. And I'm liking it....

Nice flavor with a touch of light caramel and some yeast notes. Pleasant carbonation with just a hit of alcohol. Spicy, coarse and lightly bitter in the end. Solid actually...

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Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle $4.49. I think this must have been mispriced by the Whole Foods in Hillcrest but I wasn't complaining. Golden yellow-orange, good lacing. Aroma was esters, yeast, hops. Flavor was fruity, hoppy, Belgian yeast. Overall I wouldn't exactly call this a double IPA by any stretch of the imagination but it was hoppy. This is an odd style anyway but I would probably buy this again especially if it was $4.49.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Ballast Point in Little Italy.

The beer is golden hued with a fluffy white head. The aroma brings hops, Belgian yeast, fruity esters, alcohol. Hop forward, but the yeast and bready character have a significant presence. Medium bodied with some warming alcohol in the finish. I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as the American IPAs I had that night, but this is a solid beer nonetheless.

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Photo of mactrail
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It was just a matter of time before the Belgian IPA turned into a double IPA. It's unmistakably hoppy and bitter, but the Belgian character adds some interest. Aroma is an intriguing yeasty and flowery smell. Clear and sharp flavor with a taste of pears and a whiff of Kirsch.

Some sweet malt along with hot, alcoholic caramel. The hops do overrun the yeasty flavors, but after some sipping the dry sensation comes forward. Tangy and spicy and hot. The bitterness reminds you that it's Ballast Point and not Brussels.

Clear, light amber with a memorable rich foam in the big Petrus goblet. It's a dynamite if dangerous quaff. So easy to drink. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine.

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Homework Series # 2 - Belgian Style Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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