Made In San Diego | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-07-2018

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Parmesan
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L:. Pale yellow with beautiful clarity a small Rocky white head and a few specks of lacing.

S:. Lightly toasted bread, delicate floral hops, with some grassiness and a bit of oiliness.

T:. Very dry beer almost no sweetness, slightly toasted bread, a floral hop and some grassiness.

F:. Light and crisp and supremely easy drinking.

O:. Ballast point calls this a low calorie beer, I was very impressed, quite a tasty easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Berknerj
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Dull golden color, perfect clarity. Rocky head retains well. Chunky lacing.

S: Soft bready and mildly toasty malt aromas, super clean, some easygoing hop notes of lemon blossom, pear, grass, and a spritz of grapefruit.

T: Hops open with a lot of lemon, grapefruit zest, and kiwi. Grassy and oily as well. Bitterness is firm but gentle. Soft malt flavors of freshly baked bread and toasted biscuit. Bone dry. Lingering oily and citrus rind hop finish.

M: Light bodied. Soft and creamy feel. Ample seltzery carbonation scrubs deeply. Very mild hop astringency.

O: It's all it was designed to be: light, easy, and supremely quaffable. Perfectly clean and flawless. It's bone dry and well-suited to the San Diego climate. It's the type of beer you'd want to drink on warm sunny days, which is mostly what San Diego has. Ripping through a six pack would be a breeze.

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Photo of icemanls4
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of marknu1
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - Looks like a Kolsch should. On the pale side, with nice white head. Not too foamy; just right.
S - Smells fantastic. Immediate cascade on the nose, with a hint of biscuit.
T - Cascade and mosaic come through first, but by no means are they overpowering. Cascade can be a bit too grapefruity at times, but that is not the case with this beer. Finishes malty with a mild sweetness from the Munich malt.
F - Lager-like carbonation level. Right for the style.
O - A nice, well-balanced ale. Easily session-able at 4.2%, but body seems a bit fuller than your typical session type ale. If IPAs are your thing, this may not be the beer for you. If you're looking for a great, warm weather beer, that doesn't leave you thinking you just had a glass of hop-water, then this is a good choice.

Note: Ballast Point calls this a Kolsch, so the current BA category (at the time of this review 'American Blonde Ale') may not be correct.

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Made In San Diego from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 7 ratings