illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at RBSG. Pours a golden amber with a dissipating white head. Great floral hop aroma. Light to medium bodied. Flavor of pale malts and dry biscuit, countered by a nice aggressive citrus and spicy bitterness. Finish is grassy, semi dry and hoppy. Great concept and great beer.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Devil’s Den in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a dark amber color with rose edges and a two finger, frothy light beige head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Steaks and spots of soapy lace left behind.
Resinous earthy hop aroma with subtle hints of citrus countering the dry, grassy pine character. Underneath there’s a nice malt presence with some caramel, toffee and nut.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with a blast of bitter dry hops up front that linger over the sweeter notes into a slightly dry finish. Lots of earthy pine, grass and soil countered by orange peel, mango and grapefruit. Well balanced by decent makt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and light fruit notes. Overall this is a solid, well balance, easy drinking session ale that has a very strong hop profile.
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Home Brew Mart. Pouts clear copper with an eggshell head. Aroma is bready malts, citrus, resin. Taste is malty with some bitterness. Good flavor for the ABV.
Maverick34 (2162) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour, white head. Light hops floral aroma. Bit of grain and malts. Pretty good for a 3.8.
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ O’Briens: Fills the pint sized shake with a solid golden color and firm foam topping. Aroma is dominated by hops and really lets it be known by the most quickest whiff. Flavor allows the hops to be apparent still but it lacks a full body and gives me the imperssion that it was watered down. Maybe not maybe so i still enjoyed it and thats all that matters.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GABF 2013, had some onion and pine aroma, taste is very prominent pine.
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Golden yellow pour with a decent head. Aromas were very fruity, citrus, peach, some pineapple. Flavors were nice too. A bit more malt than in the nose, and the hops were a touch more bitter than fruity. Not Too Shabby
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange with a white head. Citrus, sweet malt, floral notes. Smooth and easy going. Solid brew but not sure if I'd go back. Something about it puts me off.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery with the bros for dallas’ bachelor party. Light hops in the nose.. Amber body. Unmemorable.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at O’Briens. This APA -advertised at 4.5% abv - arrived a clear medium amber color with a small white head. The aroma is dominated by hops, lots of grapefruit and other citrus in the nose along with light sweet malts and oddly enough, a whiff of bubblegum. The taste doesn’t disappoint, with lots of bold hoppy flavors, more citrus along with floral notes and fresh fruity malts. Light body and gently crisp carbonation. This was much more flavorful and bold than I expected - definitely would be a great session ale. Another nice one from Ballast Point!