Beer Review: Ballast Point Victory at Sea


Beer: Victory at Sea
Brewer: Ballast Point Brewing Company
Source: Draft
Rating: ****(8.4 of 10)
Comments:

This  Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter pours out black with a thick, cream-colored head.  The nose is chocolate and roasted coffee bean, and the taste is a rich chocolate with hints of vanilla sweetness and a bitter coffee atertaste. At 10% ABV, you can taste a bit of alcohol and will probably also feel it!  The beer has a light mouthfeel for a porter and leaves light lacing on the glass.  This is some fine beer right here!

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Beer Review: Ballast Point Wahoo White


Beer: Wahoo White
Brewer: Ballast Point Brewing Company
Source: 12 oz. beers
Rating: **** (8.2 of 10)
Comments: This is a cloudy, straw-colored beer with a bubbly, thin head.  The aroma is a fruity spice, while the taste is orange and spice with a malty happiness.  This is a spectacular beer with a nicely-balanced, mellow flavor and is a new favorite.

 

Beer Review: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA


Beer: Sculpin IPA
Brewer: Ballast Point Brewing Company
Source: 12 fl. oz. can
Rating: ** (6.6 of 10)
Comments: Poured from a can into a jam jar (not your usual presentation), this beer appears cloudy orange with a thick, big bubble head.  The aroma is a musty apricot, with apricot, mango, peach and other fruit flavors balancing out the typical IPA bitterness.  A nice, well-rounded beer