dollarbill (13) - , California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve had many bottles of this-- 12 oz and 22 oz, and I just had a 22 oz with lunch today-- and I like this IPA. Considering that I can get it many places (I live in Southern CA), and that a 22 oz bottle is just $3.99 at the place where I usually go, and itís usually in-stock (as opposed to Pliny, which is not easy to get whenever you want it), there is a lot to like about this IPA. The finish, which strikes me as a little bitter, lingers longer than I would prefer, but otherwise this is a very fine example of a well-done west coast IPA. I have to wonder if they could improve the beer by incorporating something other than Centennial hops, but this is one of my go-to IPAs.
rjplumer (642) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet grapefruit aroma. Hazy burnt orange body with a solid one fingered head. Mild bitterness. Sweet malt and citrus taste. Bold bodied yet has clean refreshing finish. Closer to a English Style IPA with a touch of West Coast in the background. Iíll be looking for more of this one in the future.
euniceradio (139) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle to pint. Pours clear amber. White foamy head, decent lacing. Aroma of floral pine needles and grapefruit. Taste is same with caramel malt backing and some citrus. Decent single batch.
TedE (444) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle into glass. Great inviting smoky hoppy nose. Hazy bronze beer with two finger white head. Light carbonation. Slight oily texture, a little zingy on the tongue. Finish starts with pine which lingers but a fruit salad note slowly shines through. Another fantastic IPA that you want to drink all afternoon then you realise itís 7%! Brilliant, moreish.
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby, with a medium off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves good lacing. Floral, grapefruit and resin hops mix with biscuit and nutty malt to create the aroma. Floral and grapefruit hops up front give way to satisfying biscuit malt in the mid-palate. Resin and spice hops give a nice kick to the finish. A nice IPA.
willisread (715) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Tokyu Foodshow in Shibuya. Drank straight from the can on the train home. Nice big aromas of citrus and pine resin. Hop-forward taste with strong bitterness but still has the malt present to balance it out fairly well. Solid IPA.
Mindwarp (129) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
from can into glass - Pours a deep gold lots of bubbles and a thick white head with plenty of lacing. Slight citrus and pine aroma. Taste is a bitter pine flavor with some malts hidden behind. Overall another really good Ballast Point beer.
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can poured into a stemmed tulip. A bread and marmalade aroma come through with a slight dampness, toffee, and juicy citrus supporting aromas. Itís oily and clear with an amber hue and a soft, light tan, dense foam head with good retain and lace. The taste is a medium high bitter and medium sweet blend. The texture is oily with a soapy fuzz carbonation. The medium body is lightly flavored with bread and bitter marmalade and it finishes with a crisp zip and toasted rye bread, as well as a juicy citrus and bitter citrus peel. The aftertaste is bitter and waxy with heavy bitter grapefruit, toasted rye bread, and some grass notes. Itís aftertaste is fairly strong with a medium long length.
pricey290483 (663) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
bottle from mother kellys best beer i have had for a while nice pale colour aroma filled with citrus fruits with a lovely bitter finish that will leave you wanting more a very very good beer
jkwood04 (4642) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral and bitter and lightly citrusy hops, some pale and caramel malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best IPA.
badhack (400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA, very malty, bread crust and some lighter cereal type flavor. A strong citrus/floral hops finish. Maybe some tropical fruit. Medium palate, slightly sticky. Pours orange, average carbonation.