|Location||San Diego, CA|
Best Quote During Tasting
What does dank smell like?
Dad, it smells like the 70's.
|Aroma - There are some dank hops and some malty sweetness. Watermelon is there and very sweet smelling (candy-like) but not overwhelming.|
|Appearance - The beer is clear gold with a thin, off-white head that sticks around with some nice lacing.|
|Flavor - Someone took a watermelon airhead and used it as a stirring stick in this one. Reminds almost of a Flintstone Chewable. With that being said, there are some good resinous and spicy hops in there but it's very sweet and lacks the right balance. Little bit of an alcohol bite.|
|Mouthfeel - It has a medium body and medium carbonation.|
|Overall Impression - I bought more than one of these and shared it with a handful of people with all different tastes. The consensus was that the watermelon is just way too fake. The beer gets a lot of hate but I wouldn't say it's undrinkable, it's just something I wouldn't drink again. Were the watermelon more subtle and natural, I think this one has the potential to be something nice.|
|Aroma - A pleasant malt backbone and good hop profile is overwhelmed by artificial watermelon.|
|Appearance - Clear crisp gold with a thin white head with solid head retention.|
|Flavor - If you are smoking out with your friends while also sucking on a watermelon Jolly Rancher, you'll likely have a similar experience to this beer. The hops are pretty dank and resinous with a few notes of tropical fruits, but like the aroma, the artificial flavoring overwhelms the solid backbone of this beer.|
|Mouthfeel - Medium-full bodied with a juicy feel from the carbonation.|
|Overall Impression - The base beer here is great, but the watermelon comes across as way too artificial. Ballast Point is aware of this fact, and apparently the next batch should even things out a bit. We'll likely revisit at some point to see if they managed to balance this one a bit more.|