Ballast Point Brewing Co, San Diego, CA
Our Grunion Pale Ale wasn’t born on a beach, but in a backyard. Originating from an employee-only homebrew contest, this award-winning hoppy Pale Ale is named after the tiny local fish known for late night frolics on shore. A pair of new hop varieties lend strong yet balanced summer melon aromas and herbal flavors, while a soft carmel malt sweetness holds it all together.
Clear dark gold in color with a nose of Citra hops and grapefruit. A very light bodied beer. Nothing up front and then the bitterness hits mid-palate. Bitterness lingers into the aftertaste and beyond. Not very balanced and does not taste like it smells.
Would we have this again? No