TXBadger (1389) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear golden color. Citrus, pine, and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium-bodied, and has a little bite on the finish. Overall, pretty decent DIPA.
Pdubyah (386) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had better. Not often though. This might have, if it’s possible, too much bitterness for some people. HAs a decent length, and not a dry finish, not a hint that it’s of 10%ABV. I thought there was a nice note of grapefruit to passionfruit and a lovely sugary sweet aroma. I liked it and I have a whole bottle to myself.
unclemattie (4187) - 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 (769) - 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 (1381) - 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 (45) - 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.
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cstuartj (976) - 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 (10574) - 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 (641) - 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 (3352) - 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!