obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is absoutely an exceptional IPA! I sampled this from a bottle courtsey of the Craft Ale House. This IPA pours a clear and beautiful copper color with an off-white head. The head left a sticky and cascading lace around the glass that was really something to behold as I enjoyed this massively great IPA. The aroma featured notes of grass, earth, caramel, bread, grapefruit, black pepper and cumin. The flavors were excellently balanced, with tones of spicy hops, grass, lemon, grapefruit, bread and yeast. The finish was malty with a smooth texture of spicy hops, caramel and a perfect touch of dry grapefruit and orange. This is one of those bottles that you wish could last forever. I can’t wait to try more beers from Ballast Point! This is a very excellent IPA!
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Solid citrus and pine flavor throughout.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Pours a light copper with medium white head. Nice floral aroma citrus, pine. Hops dominate here. Nice and bitter well done.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soild IPA. Pours hazy copper with a thin head. Aroma of citrus and a little pine. Nice malt balance, but the hops dominate. Good IPA. Refreshing.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery in San Diego. Pours a crystal clear, pale golden body with a thinner, creamy white head that has a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is pretty straightforward citrus with mostly sweeter tangerines and oranges. Some nice caramels as well. Smells well balanced. Flavor is similar. Well balanced and enjoyable. Sweet piney citrus and a light, but balancing caramel. Finishes dry and goes down easy with a relatively light body. Overall, a very straightforward, but tasty and well balanced IPA. Nice one.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pine needles, tangerine juice, and maybe something illegal from college on the nose. Pungent but not out of line. Malt and Hops are absolutely hand in hand over the tongue. Balance, balance, balance. Tough to find in a West Coast IPA I say. Dry finish is not chalky or herbaceous, but clean with a lingering sweet-spicy fade. Amazing flavor for such a low abv. 93
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Shady McGrady’s. Pours a slightly hazed amber color with a lacing white head. A good hop/citrus balance on both the nose and body. Crisp finish.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to ghawener. Wow great IPA!! Congratulations Ballast Point will visit you on my trip to SD in August. Perfect usage of hops, easy drinking and refreshing.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle! Pours copper with a rocky cream head. Aroma is big fruit - mostly grapefruit and lemon - and sweet malt way in the background. Tastes strongly of candied citrus peel with little malt backbone. Big and unique hops taste, but a little unbalanced for me. Very refreshing and drinkable.
BiddleBrau (998) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper with dense off-white head. Great aroma, malt and hops come through. Dry hop bitterness, flavor is a bit astringent. Malt is apparent on the back of the tongue. Nice IPA; well balanced between hop flavor, bitterness and malt.