buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Exceptionally good IPA that had a real hop bite without being *too* overbearing. Strong citrus smell, strong malty backbone, and a nice thick head all made this one memorable. Almost reminded me more of a very balance Double IPA.
mar (5213) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. amber pour with a cream head. nose is citrusy with a hint of esters. nice thickness and a great hop flavor.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a clear amber with beige head. Aroma is malty, hoppy, some grapefruit. Flavor is nice and malty, citrus, pine, some grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, pretthy nice! Good shit!
Slipstream (2423) - USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 On tap at Rattle n Hum and at Good Beer. Nice sweaty hop aroma and an attractive red/dark gold pour. The flavor is malty, but well hopped too. West Coast IPA with an astringent finish and nice hop echoes. No shortage of anything in this one.
italianjohn (2843) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 Poured a dark gold almost copper color little orange with off white head lots of striped lacing .... aroma of sugar, citrusy and piney hops ... taste is of piney hops and citrusy grapefruity hops, sugary sweet, sweet caramel malts with a nice dry hop aftertaste .........a great IPA
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to weeheavySD. poured a gold with a white head and left lacing. aroma of citrus, pine, and sweaty socks. flavor was pine and grass. light body and high carbonation. i was surprised it held up this well sitting in my closet for about 3 months.
keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Believe it or not, a step down from their amber ale. Very nice citrus pine aroma. Pours amber with a big fluffy head. Fkavor is hoppy with a nice malt balance. Very good dry finish.
GJF (1499) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty but somewhat one-dimensional. Nice grassy hops, bit of crisp maltiness. Very drinkable.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle acquired in a trade with Turdferguson. This pours a copper color with a nice thick frothy off-white head with some decent staying power. A bunch of sticky lacing after each sip. The aroma is grapefruit hops combined with caramel. Flavor shows resin and piney hops, herbal notes, with a gradual hop bitterness. This is really balanced with solid malt support with quite a bit of caramel showing, especially in the finish. Very good. Thanks Sam!
obxdude10 (2252) - 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!