I love that beer has had a revival over the past 5 years! There’s been an explosion of local brewers and innovation in types, flavors, bottling, canning, etc. What’s not to love, right? The starting point for many new breweries, and always a crowd favorite, is the IPA. I’ve had more than I can count, but Ballast Point hit the nail on the head with this one.
There is great body in this beer with a crisp citrus hop flavor. You’d think that the addition of grapefruit would make this overpowering, but it really compliments the beer well. Who would have imagined that a winter fruit would make for a great summertime beer? I love this beer with salmon or chicken, but it pairs really well with a lot of dishes. I’d like to say it’s an all-day sipper, but at 7% ABV, it gets a little boozy on a long afternoon in the sun.
You can find this gem on tap and canned or bottled in lots of places due to their purchase by Constellation Brands (Corona, Modelo). Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed in this diversion from the everyday IPA! Check them out at ballastpoint.com.