The Ballast Point R and D department takes zero in so far as the shit index is concerned. 

  
Red velvet cake: this is a “golden” oatmeal stout Brewed with chocolate and beets, I will allow the bile pre-spew to drag back down your asophagus. But in all seriousness this insane idea somehow works, delicious even, from the “Shorts brewing recreating food” standing. But even beyond tasting exactly like a cake, it is clean, nimble, sweet and a bit waxy in the residual swallow.

Esb toasted coconut: this tastes oddly like A&w root beer with a bitter nutty vegetal closer. It was fine, nothing to drop Perkies over, keep to the Xannies.

Fathom with cherry bomb and carrot peppers: holy fuck this is brutal, and I can’t pan them for false advertising. Novocaine desdening from intense pepper, arugula, pico de gallo and a weird simcoe closer. 

Salt n peppa gose w lime and jalapeño: best of the bunch, refined heat, awesome salinity, touch of acidity and a juicy like zest closer like spicy Sprite. Really good stuff.

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One thought on “The Ballast Point R and D department takes zero in so far as the shit index is concerned. 

  1. Glad to see this; their R&D beers are capable on any given day of exceeding expectations. Sculpin (the fish) analogy possible.

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