stephenj007 (119) - 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!
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
brownaler (480) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop palette is complex with brown sugar and pineapple. Bubbly finish with guava.
growler6 (101) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, rosemary and tea aromas blend well with caramel sweetness and hop bitterness. Medium body and not too sticky. Bitter finish lingers in the back of my throat. A solid DIPA.
GJF (1465) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Moonrakers in Iowa City. Big, bold beer. Hoppy dry finish after a big malty body.
BrewTom (534) - - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden coloured with big white head. Pineapples in caramel aroma. Big on the toffee with huge piney, bitter finish. A beautifully big beer.
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RajnCajn (11) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think what I like best about this one is how it feels on the palate, very smooth and silky. All the right hops and malts blend together nice. I would also recommend to not drink this super cold. It get much more interesting when it warms up a bit. Never disappointed with Ballast Point though.
Nate (3994) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Knick (4/11/15). Nice hoppy resin notes, mild tropical fruit. Light alcohol and some sweetness. Amber-golden clear with thin lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately bitter and sweet with aromatic hop resins; floral. Bit bitterness throughout, with dry bitter finish and pleasant bitter after.
jason (1813) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of citrus, cherry. Flavor is crisp citrus, cherry, grass hops. Nicely balanced, light syrupy mouthfeel.
Carlisle (371) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange-copper color with white head. Orange citrus aroma. Orange citrus with malt followed by piney resin and green tea notes in the finish.
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bobsmart567 (15) - - MAR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden, with slight orange tint, and minimal head. I taste grapefruit. This is really nice...and strong. Worth savoring. Great brewery.