Padron4KM (600) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle.
Clear amber, thick one finger head, sticky lace.
Floral hop aroma hits first, with citrus and earth, and some sweet malt layered underneath.
Flavor has much more hop. Grapefruit, orange, pine, resin, and some spice. All that hoppy goodness is balanced by sweet caramel malt.
Long citrus finish. Alcohol is well hidden.
rajendra82 (969) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Classic DIPA amber color, clear body, and one finger thick head greeted me upon pouring. The aroma was a lot more subdued than expected. It took a really deep whiff to get a sense of the hop presence in the beer, and even then it felt a faint. I could detect grapefruit, orange peel, a some apricot. The taste was much bolder than the smell. There was a lot of grapefruit pith, lime, bitter orange, and other citrus flavors, as well as some pine resin. The malt was secondary, but noticeable. The body of the beer was dense, sticky, and filling. The alcohol was very well hidden, and without reading the label, it would never have been guessed to be a double digit ABV beer. This was a very enjoyable take on a strong DIPA without being almost a barleywine. Delicious to the last sip.
Obfuscate (176) - Minneapolis, - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There are so many double IPAís these days itís hard to stand out. This one doesnít stand out but is solid. Smells good, looks good, taste good. Alcohol well hidden for 10%. Classic west coast grapefruit bitterness. The bottle is one of the best labels so itís definitely going in the collection.
teromous (114) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle: there is no clear freshness date on the bottle...there is something that says 15028...so maybe thatís 2015 28th day of the year? Jan 28th? So itís less than 30 days old.
Appearance: Bright copper color with a white head. Brilliant transparency...truly a lovely looking beer.
Aroma: A catty hop aroma with a light hint of alcohol.
Taste: A strong woody cedar-like flavor with some pine resin. There is a rustic bread crust flavor around the edge. I donít pick up any alcohol flavor which is great for a 10% beer.
Mouthfeel: Robust bitterness that really lingers on the back of the tongue.
Overall: A very good Double IPA focusing mostly on woody pine flavor. Itís worth drinking again but it wasnít anything special.
malrubius (1936) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Clear bright copper with lasting head and full lace. Full on grapefruit spice and crackery malt. Mild toasted crackery nutty malt sweetness with some tropical and peachy fruit. Aggressive grapefruit rind hop with some woody pine lingering bitterness. Medium body. NIcely attenuated. Brisk carbo. Excellent hop bomb.
tribeincident (5) - sc, South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Out of the bottle.. Great easy drinking 10% dipa
Yummy!¡!¡!.. Really fresh....... Ballast point makes great beer
UncleKorm (944) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber poured a clear orange-gold hue w/ large creamy off-white head and good lacing. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are grass, vodka, and hop pellets. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel and a hot finish.
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sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Ballast Point Little Italy, San Diego - CA. Color: clear blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice hoppy domination with fruity and grassy notes. Pineapple and peach presence. Taste: nice hoppy taste and really fruity. Great beer! Pineapple and peach finish. Aftertaste: good and high bitterness with alcohol notes.
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a super transparent golden with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma is really great and complex, floral hops and lots of super clear orange. Very rare to have the citrus that vibrant. Taste of bitterness and citrus.
gyllenbock (5229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Bistroís DIPA-festival.
A bit hazy amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, apricot, grapefruit and some light caramel. Fresh and nicely bitter.