unclemattie (4166) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. Thick oily pour, amber/orange color. Thick creamy foam. Aroma of citrus hops, West Coast style. Flavor of sweet sugary malts, bold hops flavor. Mouthful of hops, citrus, pine resin. Lingering bitterness. Thick, heavy texture, big body. It’s a big, very strong, high ABV at 10%. So easy to enjoy this bottle. This one might be the top ringer of my Ballast Point brews that have past through my palate & into my belly. Cheers. (4039)
jw0406 (757) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. boomer pours a dark orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, resin, big grapefruit. Full bodied, very good
rarbring (1339) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Perfume, soap.
Note: On-tap at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-04-19.
OscarFalls (44) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like the west coast. Bubbly movement in the glass as it rests in front of me. I wold recommend this beer with good friends from college and their three young girls.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
cstuartj (965) - Washington, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, pours a lovely misty golden yellow with a big head and tons of lacing. Nose is pine, hop flowers, dry grass, grapefruit. Big taste, not sweet at all (hard to do at 10% abv). Clean long dry finish. great IPA
rlgk (10276) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Clear holden beer with a really nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy passion fruit aroma, grassy, spicy notes, citrus, pine, some herbal notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, floral, pine, passion fruit, mango, some warming alcohol. Hoppy bitter finish with pine, hay and some passion fruit. Very nice.
bookman10 (637) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, clear copper, with small head. Strong hop aroma, with some breadiness and citrus. Flavor is very bitter, full pine hops, with a surprising sweetness and some distinct floral, citrus notes, strong grapefruit. The alcohol content is largely masked, but there are some boozy flavors as well, even a bit of licorice. It’s a really pretty good DIPA.
Pyrmir (3322) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O’Connors. Deep golden with off white head. Aroma of fruit, alcohol, marmalade, apricot and faint metallic notes. Taste is sweet, metallic, marmalade, apricot and alcohol. Finish with warming alcohol and lingering bitterness. Really nice!
Nisse666 (4167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle from SB cons 2014-04-04 Göteborg
AR: spicey orange, apricot jam, pine, corn spirits when poured
AP: hazy coppery, frothy wee snow white head
F: fizzy, alcholic orange spirits, bitter grape fruit, pine,
Beerenberger (1423) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose of tropical fruit, apricots, with notes of citrus/pine. A white ring rests on an slightly hazy amber pour. The palate is snappy and bitter overall. Initially, sweet tropical fruit leaps out but is quickly subdued by a delightful prickly hoppy bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, while charactful this beer is very ballanced - nice juxtaposition of sweet fruit to bitter hops. Well designed and excuited.