The beer pours amber and copper in color. There is a tall, raggedly foamy head, off-white in color (perhaps like sea foam to fit the Ballast Point Nautical theme). The aroma is tropical, melons, citrus, zesty. The taste follows the aromas, over cracker and tea maltiness. The finish is dry and moderately bitter. The beer drinks easy, with a refreshing carbonation. This is a good session IPA. Granted, there are better, but when you take into account the low ABV here, it is truly, truly an IPA you could drink and still get things done.