In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Ballast Point. It is their Double IPA, which is called Manta Ray. If you read my earlier beer blog on their beers, you know the history of this California base craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to Ballast Point Brewery. Let us get into this Double IPA.
It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a tropical fruit to slight grapefruit notes. The taste has a nice juicy grapefruit to slight tropical notes with a dry bitter hop finish. It is almost like grapefruit notes. It is kind of drinkable for the beer style.
Here is a description from the website (www.ballastpoint.com):
This new IPA rises above the rest.
We’ve developed many IPA recipes in our R&D program, but right from the tank, our Manta Ray Double IPA was a winner. Aromas of fresh, citrusy tangerine, melon and light pine leap from the beer and linger over a smooth finish. Like its namesake, this brew can sneak up on you – a big beer without a bite.
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Closing, I am not a huge fan of Ballast Point. They make great beer but the price is too high. I will try all the new beers that hit my market. I love trying beers that I never had it. I saw this beer and it was a no brainier. The tasting notes are just what I have been looking for from this craft brewery. They hit a home run. I love it. I will be picking up some more. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser