keepersj12 (3050) - 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 (1486) - 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 (2244) - 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.