stephenj007 (115) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle pour....btw, the label is an awesome piece of artwork! I would love to find a print of it.
Wafting scents of citrus, piney hops before I even start drinking! Copper/straw color with a tiny haze, very nice appearance.
Head is fine and foamy about 3/8", but with lots of fine bubbles.
Great aromas of citrusy pine, some alcohol (10%abv btw!), mild grassy notes and a hint of mash.
Well balanced in the taste department, the hops is prevalent up front with a light bite of bitterness, moves to a sweeter finish. Again, the alcohol is also noticeable that adds a bit of warmth, which I find interesting.
The finish is a tad thick, and the hops sticks around on the tongue till the next drink. Would have preferred a thinner finish, but I am still very impressed with this brew overall.
Yes, I have to say that the earthquake state knows how to brew a very impressive IPA. This one is fully enjoyable, and the abv certainly catches up to you quickly! Damn!
mambossa (93) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz to snifter. Very clear rosy-bronze pour with a finger of head. Super piney, herbal, floral nose with a resiny blood-orange/grapefruit undertone. Flavor is explosive pine resin, biting grapefruit rind, big malt presence as well. Colossally-flavored, sticky, verdant, not for the fragile palette.
danlo (1636) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Orange golden amber colour, white foamy head and aroma of tropical fruit mango & juicy citrus hops. Taste is sweetish, malt caramel balanced with mango, hoppy resins, citrus grapefruit & pine bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry lingering earthy grassy bitter finish. Very drinkable.
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml Bottle from BottleDog, London (£4.50):
Outstanding stuff from Ballast Point, itís a shame their beers are so hard to find here. This one tasted exactly like a DIPA should with lots of tropical fruits, resinous pine & bitterness plus plenty sweetness. The beer had a great balance & as such I didnít really notice the 10% save for some touches of alcohol here & there. Surprisingly easy to drink with a real juicy feel to it; definitely be on the look out to try again soon.
FunkyBuddaMan (16) - boca raton, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastic DIPA. The dorado hops balance out the alcohol content extremely well and makes this high ABV an easy drinker.
Edward104 (39) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong nose of grapefruit and hops. Head laces the glass. Mouthfeel isnít too carbonated. Taste of grapefruit and hops balanced with a sweetness, like grapefruit juice or grapefruit tempered with brown sugar.
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden with small white head. Aroma is hoppy with some sweet notes, pine, grass,oranges, earthy, fruity, caramel. Taste is some sweetness with heavy bitterness, pine, caramel, cane sugar, citrus, grass. Medium body. Bitter finish with some sweetness. Good one.
radio_nowhere (1145) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into tulip glass, fairly clear orangy-light copper color with white lacing. Aroma notes of strong floral/citrus hops, some tropical fruits, tad grass and caramel malt sweetness. Taste adds fruit jelly, potpourri-like floral spice, resin, grapefruit, mango and light earthy bitterness. Heavy-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, dry, sticky, rich with lingering citrus/pine finish. Interesting beast, crazy well balanced with a neat fruity jelly thing happening in the flavor.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2015 Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark orange color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that left great lacing. The aroma was bitey and bitter with perfume, floral hops and pine. The flavor was boozy, bitter and bity with floral and perfumey hops. Very long finish. Meh.
David_87 (110) - - JUL 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very clear, orange colored, typical look. Aroma is heavy and dank, pine, citrus all the suspects.
Taste is tropical at first, piney resin comes after that, fairly bitter aftertaste, dry. The alcohol is insanely well masked for the strength and style, drink like a 6%.
Bottle from Bier-deluxe.
OwainTurner (420) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer. Very floral. Almost Lynx like? Odd... Makes me feel like a solvent abuser. Nice though!!