Brut IPA
Ballast Point Brewing Company

Brut IPABrut IPA
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Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
Brut IPA
3.82 | pDev: 12.83%
Feb 07, 2021
Oct 21, 2018
Brut IPA is our latest deep dive into the ever more complex world of IPA. This bone-dry IPA features a light body matched only by its light bitterness. But don’t be fooled, this beer is exploding with juicy, citrus hop character in what is undoubtedly a fantastic voyage into unknown waters.
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Reviewed by timon from California

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got an old sixer of this stuff from a place that keeps old beers on stock. Nobody had to tell me why this was named "Brut"--I figured that out after one mouthful. Ya, it tastes like Brut Champagne mixed with a simple beer. Not bad. I'm finding it very drankable on this Super Bowl Sunday, but this is probably the only time I will ever find this as it's probably not made anymore!
Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jan 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The pour is light yellow with a slight haze look to it. It sure looks like a bubbly brut in the nucleated IPA glass. I can't spot a date on the bottle although if my memory serves me correct I remember use to put dates on their beers. Furthermore, the beer is quite aromatic, it's scent reminds me of light stoned fruits. The taste is pear, apricot, white grapes, faint pineapple, it's a little juicy, with a hit of dryness & bitterness that lingers a for a few seconds after the swallow. This is one of the more well rounded Brut IPA's that I've had. The 7% abv is well hidden. This is a new style of IPA so it will take a few batches down the line before the breweries develop an overall crowd pleaser but this ain't bad for starters. This is darn good Brut IPA, I highly recommend this beer. Cheers! B
Nov 06, 2019
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1+ finger finely pored white head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: tangerine, pineapple, and lemon;

T: almost no flavor for a moment, then it's lemon through the finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; very dry finish;

O: a nice version of the style;
Aug 17, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by craigbelly from Iowa

Aug 12, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Marvicsin from California

Aug 10, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 2.72 by mysticx401 from Illinois

Jul 31, 2019
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is the first Brut IPA that I liked, or maybe this is the first real Brut IPA I had - and it was great! First of all, the aroma is terrific, full of fresh, fruity hops. Not the tropical type though, but the raw, almost sweet and zesty hops that make you want to dive in immediately - and when you do, you know that this is a great beer. Once again, the hops are very well selected and balanced with each other, complementing each other to create a full flavor that is not only fresh but at the same time mild and very pleasantly fruity - to sum it up in one word, it is like peaches, according to my wife and it is so true. It is almost like a very light peach juice.
The carbonation feels a bit more intense than your average IPA and at some points it even felt quite like a champagne, there were traces of some wild yeast in there (although I might have been wrong about this...)
All in all, I love what Ballast Point is doing and this beer, especially as a Brut IPA, is truly outstanding - I would buy this beer again! If this is how Bruts are (this ranked 29 in all Brut IPAs, not bad!), then this style should remain in production for long.
Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 3.71 by Kylein24fps from California

Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 4 by freewill35 from Indiana

Jul 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Lighter shade of clear gold color with lasting white cap and lacing.

Aroma of rich malt and fairly intense hops that definitely lean toward the ripe tropical fruit laced with grapefruit camp with some piney touches as well.

Taste is hop forward (it is an IPA) with bright, vibrant grapefruit zest and fruit along with some touches of ripe tropical fruit such as mango, some floral touches,all supported by a solid malt base. I'll say the hops have a firm bitterness without bitter bite. It starts, drinks and finishes dry leaving a refreshing aftertaste.

Medium to full texture with balancing carbonation.

So well balanced and cleanly brewed I don't notice the 7% ABV at all, which is a bit risky because this beer is very drinkable.
Jun 27, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by BlueSpader from Washington

Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by joran from Kansas

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Jun 15, 2019
Rated: 2.96 by John-Richey from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by anthony-s from New Jersey

Jun 05, 2019
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Color is light, hazy. Fine one finger head, fine lacing. Smells lovely, the kind of bouquet I want on Valentines Day. Smells hoppier than it tastes. Forward middle palate, not a lot on the finish (Which is what you'd expect from Brut IPA). Spicy and floral. Light. Clean finish.

The label says "bone-dry." This is true. This is the kind of IPA I dig. However, if the flavor profile, and not the 7% ABV, is what you're after, keep in mind that Shorts Juicy Brut exists at 4.5% ABV and is possibly even tastier.
May 31, 2019
Rated: 4 by LXIXME from New Mexico

May 15, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

May 14, 2019
Brut IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 44 ratings