Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego, CA

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Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego, CA

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:42 pm

I'll be stopping by Ballast Point this Saturday, August 7th. I've never been there before. Any reviews yet? If anyone is in the area and wants to meet up to have a beer there let me know. It's my birthday weekend so I'll be going strong.
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Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego, CA

Postby BeerPal » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:27 pm

People rave about Ballast Point but to be honest, they have yet to impress me. Not a big fan.
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Re: Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego, CA

Postby BeerBrian » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:22 am

Their Skulpin IPA is pretty tasty, especially when it is a cask version. Dorado IIPA is also quite good when they have it.

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Re: Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego, CA

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:09 am

Thanks for the input guys. I'll let you know what I think of the place and their beers after the weekend.
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Re: Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego, CA

Postby shane » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:20 pm

skulpin ipa is great.
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Re: Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego, CA

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:10 am

Well, I stopped by Ballast Point on Saturday. They have some great beers there! The Skulpin IPA is amazing though. It has a sweet, fruity ale flavor without an over the top bitterness found in many IPA's (not that I don't appreciate those that do).

I was a little disappointed with their tasting room though. It is very small. There are 4 pub height tables, and not a chair to be found in the place. It seems that it's set up so that you don't hang around. I kind of got the feeling that they want you to come in, taste a beer or 9, buy some beer to take with you and then leave.

Having this be only the third brewery that I've visited, I was a little disappointed. I think Stone has ruined all breweries for me. After going there, I don't think that any other brewery can stand up to them. DAMN YOU STONE! :D
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Re: Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego, CA

Postby Beer4Guy » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:31 pm

BeerPal wrote:People rave about Ballast Point but to be honest, they have yet to impress me. Not a big fan.


+1. I wouldn't put them in my Top 10 in San Diego County.

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Re: Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego, CA

Postby pclemon » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:37 pm

MaltnHopsrGood wrote:I was a little disappointed with their tasting room though. It is very small. There are 4 pub height tables, and not a chair to be found in the place. It seems that it's set up so that you don't hang around. I kind of got the feeling that they want you to come in, taste a beer or 9, buy some beer to take with you and then leave.



I usually take a lack of a bathroom as the invitation not to stick around. I've visited a LOT of breweries on the east coast. Some give you a nickel tour where an intern walks you out into the brewery and says "here's 4 ingredients we mix together to make beer" and then gives you a couple of 2 oz. samples. Others are full-blown tour events. Seems like you got something that was in-between.
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Re: Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego, CA

Postby GuzzleTheHops » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:50 pm

BeerBrian wrote:Their Skulpin IPA is pretty tasty, especially when it is a cask version. Dorado IIPA is also quite good when they have it.

Cheers

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I am also a fan of the IPA's out there in San Diego. Ballast Point does as good of a job an any. Now if I could just master my own double IPA I would be a happy camper.
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