AmEricanbrew (6237) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber/ white head. Big ass sweet tea, tropical fruit, mango hoppy aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Good mango earthy tropical fruit, floral hop flavors on a solid caramel malty base brew. 1/2 pint @ The Local SD
Beerman6686 (5179) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was a medium amount of citrusy hops and some herbal notes as well. Flaovr was somewhat mild, very smooth hoppy flavor, but not overly bitter and a bit salty as well.
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp, clean, refreshing IPA highlighted by lemon and other citrus flavors. Not so syrupy that you’ll get full having a few of these, and not so dry that you’ll pucker out after a bottle. Just an easy drinking, very enjoyable IPA.
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful dark amber copper, one finger foamy head, leaves behind quite a bit of lacing. Initial aroma is a sweet shot of citrus but that soon gives way to a traditional hearty hop bitterness. Sensing some malty, syrupy notes but really this is just a solid, straightforward IPA. Hits the palate hard, which I love and the shot of bitterness lingers, which I also love. ABV is a bit low at 6%, but the flavor is full yet drinkable. It is indeed robust and hoppy, without being gratuitous about it. Well done Ballast Point.
leaparsons (8722) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden brown with an off-white foam. Aromas are floral and spicy with light oranges. Green pine with woody notes and hints of toffee. Well perfumed. Flavours are sweet, spiced oranges with caramel and toffee malts base. Green pine with grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Very good.
RichardGretton (4388) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Vibrant looking bronze beer with a light head. The aroma is yeasty and sulphur like, and the flavour is very well hopped. Overall a nice bitter and well hopped beer.
ZooKeeper (26) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Amber orange in colour with a large creamy off-white head. Light malt aroma with bread and molasses. Heavy on the hops with orange and grass coming through.
grimreaperguru (245) - santee, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber orange color with a thick foamy head.The aroma is of a floral and citrus hops.The flavor is a hopy citrus and toasty malt.The finnsh is bitter and a little dry.Overall a very good beer.
swoopjones (6759) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, GLBN IPA Challenge 2010. Golden orange color, PNW hops aroma & flavor, light citrusy hops presence, medium bitterness, well balanced, good
Overml01 (226) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, thanks to (I forget, sorry) for the trade.
Not a hop head I have to admit, but I can always appreciate a well crafted beer... even if it is an IPA.
This is, without doubt, as well brewed as can be expected from an IPA.
Great hopped nose with some pine and grapefruit citrus, followed through by floral tastes and a slightly bitter finish.
This is an easily enjoyed IPA for me because of the obviously high taste/aroma hops to bittering hops ratio. I hope that I can one day understand what you hop heads find so attractive about IPAs, etc...