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Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our Unfiltered Sculpin IPA packs extra hops into every sip, enhancing the classic Sculpin notes of fresh apricot, peach, mango and lemon with a slight haze and less bitterness. Freshness is key to every beer, but especially true for this extra-hopped IPA—store cold and drink soon. Read More »

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of coffee and cocoa plays perfectly of the roasty, chocolaty flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert. Read More »

Ballast Point Peppermint Victory at Sea Imperial Porter | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This Peppermint Victory at Sea is a festive take on our popular Imperial Porter. We took our trademark robust porter brewed with Caffe Calabria coffee and vanilla and added a dose of refreshing peppermint. The trio of flavors play perfectly on your palate – the brew’s sweet roastiness balances nicely with a cool, minty finish. Read More »

Ballast Point Coconut Victory at Sea Imperial Porter | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

This Coconut Victory at Sea takes our popular Imperial Porter to another place. We added sweet roasted coconut to our robust perter brewed with Caffe Calbria coffee and vanilla, the perfect compliment to this beer’s subtle roasty intensity. A favorite at our Victory at Sea Day, but it’s worth enjoying anytime you need to be transported. Read More »

Ballast Point Barmy Apricot Ale (12% ABV) | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Made with only six ingredients. Malted 2-row barley, palisade hops, orange blossom honey, White Labs California Ale Yeast, apricots and San Diego carbon filtered tap water. Low bitterness is balanced by tart apricots with a sweet but not cloying finish. Barmy Ale can be aged up to eight years with a strong honey wine character emerging if cellared. Be careful not to be the barmiest of them all. Read More »

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Hopped in 5 different stages, this beer has flavors of apricot, mango and lemon. But this isn’t your regular Sculpin IPA – this verison has the addition of 100% fresh pineapple pure to create a new twist on an old favorite. Read More »

Ballast Calm Before the Storm | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

A coffee ale with a touch of cream. Calm Before the Storm came from a quest for a warm weather alternative to our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter. Like its more robust cousin, we infuse a punch of flavor using cold brewed Caffé Calabria coffee and a hint of vanilla. But this time, we added it to a lighter-bodied golden cream ale. The end result is a surprisingly bright, coffee-forward beer that’s perfectly refreshing. Previously listed at 6.2% abv. Read More »

Ballast Point Victory at Sea Imperial Porter | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Two of the world’s oldest beverages join forces to conquer your palate. Victory at Sea embodies the art of masterful brewing by infusing a velvety Imperial Porter with pure vanilla flavor and specially-selected, hand roasted coffee. The addition of cold brewed coffee to the beer lends a subtle roasted flavor to this robust imperial porter, blending perfectly with rich vanilla and caramel undertones. By uniting two San Diego brewing traditions, Caffe Calabria freshly brewed coffee and Ballast Point beer, we have successfully created an artisanal masterpiece. Read More »

Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #3 – English IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

The recipe for this English IPA was pulled from the archives: it was the first IPA ever brewed by Ballast Point. Williamette hops from Puterbaugh farms contribute a grassy cantaloupe aroma. This beer has a nice deep gold appearance, with a soft mouth feel from residual sugars left by the English Ale Yeast. Buy This Beer Online Here – http://www.craftcity.com Read More »

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA | Beer Geek Nation Craft Beer Reviews

Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish. This is Sculpin brewed with grapefruit peel. Cheers! Read More »