Scotini (1) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drinking this in New Zealand so not as fresh as would be ideal. However nice beer slightly astringent. Goodbitterness for style. Big fan of Centennial hops but not getting that full flavour of this hop or the Columbus from this beer. Probably better fresh and consumed closer to the brewery. Nice beer and would buy again.
M_Sack (388) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber with orange tinge, generous frothy white head and med-heavy lacing. Immediate aromas of passionfruit and grapefruit, followed by pine and a solid caramel jersey backing. Flavours of grapefruit, resinous pine and a delicious bitter caramel backbone which keeps the hop bitterness in check. Brilliantly balanced beer. All the attractive American IPA flavours without the cloying bitterness.
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 7% abv.
Appearance: The body has an orange amber color with a light haze and lively carbonation flowing up to the head. It’s head slowly settles from tall thick and creamy off white foam. A light coving holds on till the last sip.
Smell: This is one of the highlights of this beer. It is full of floral, citrusy orange and sweet tropical fruity notes of papaya and mango.
Taste / Palate: On the tongue hop bitterness is king. The flavor is darker and more bitter than the nose suggested. The malt lays down a nice sweet bready base but the hops quickly take over with orange pith and deep resinous bitterness which hangs on long into the finish. The palate feels right on and balanced with good lively carbonation.
spittle8 (110) - - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Perhaps the best IPA I’ve had. Pours a surprisingly dark amber with a moderate head and good carbonation. Sweet, with a silky mouthfeel, The hops are just right in this IPA - unlike fellow San Diego megabrewer Stone, Ballast Point seems to understand classy moderation and you are getting a perfect combination of flavors without being overwhelmed with any one thing. Fantastic beer.
chinchill (1955) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from 2012 notes.
Pours clear amber with a towering, over-size, and surprisingly thick head. Plenty of sticky lacing left on the glass.
A: sweet malt; spicy hops, herbs and alcohol esters.
T: Herbal and spicy hops dominate the flavor, although a solid malt base is easily detected. Not aggressive or particularly bitter for style, but has adequate hop flavor and presence.
M: medium body; nicely smooth and well carbonated.
O: Centrist in style but at the same time, unique due to the particular mix of malts and hops. I appreciate the quality here but prefer IPAs that are at least a little more fruity.
ElCapitan22 (77) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful amber color. Tastes bitter and of the finest hops. Decent lacing and minimal head. A dangerously wonderful session ipa at nearly 7%!
Tuxford (13) - - JUL 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A classic west coast IPA. Big citrus notes on the nose. The hefty IBUs fill the palate with orange and peach, following through with a big bitter finish.
mothergoose311 (26) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding IPA! Full hoppy flavor with citrus and pine notes. One of the best available!
HKdIPA (258) - HONG KONG - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at El Camino in SD. Maltier than expected but good hops flavor - quite sharp. Solid IPA.
sir__v (673) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere, FR - Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy blast, with grassy and caramel. Taste: hoppy taste, with grassy domination. Aftertaste: wet bitterness with caramel notes with black pepper taste.