StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bomber form bev4less. Pours a murky roan brown colow with a medium beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with citrus, filberts and caramel. The taste is bitter hops forward with resinous piney hops, grapefruit, caramel, toffee and mixed nuts. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration, dry and clean. Overall: very tasty brew, loved it.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Beverages for Less, Santee. Pours a crisp amber-red, very clean to look at, perfect amount of carbonation, with off white bubbles just sitting in a 1/5 of a finger on top of the liquid. Sweet cinnamon notes in the nose, saccharin sugary malts predominate. There is a dank resinous quality that I catch on a second whiff... must be the hops? Taste is strong, good, clean... lots of cara coming through, of course, but overall just a good clean, strong beer. At first is reminds of some Lagunitas beers, but this one has more crispness and balance than I’ve ever picked up on with Lagunitas. Really, really impressive. To those who rated this low... Ummm... what? So good. Finishes with a medium mouthfeel... nice long finish. Good times.
blipp (6646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Fruity hops, light sweet and toasted malts, with a lightly bitter finish. Pretty good.
wheresyourball (530) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into tulip. Pours mahogany with an off white head. Nose is grapefruit and citrus. Taste follows with pine/resin, caramel, malt. Bitter finish. Good.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep copper with a small off white head. The nose is spivey, caramel, pine and love. Haha Jk. The taste is is high sweet and medium bitter. The texture is crisp and clean, body is medium and finish is long.
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beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is quite a strong beer. Reminds me of the Double Mountain IRA. A big load of hops on the aroma and on the tongue. The bitterness really sticks around. A little sweetness in there as well.
skmikeg (1173) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper amber with a one finger off white head which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of resiny pine, citrus, sweet bready malts, caramel, toasted malts, and some tofffee. Taste Is hoppy up front with a lit of pine, citrus (grapefruit) and grassy hops, and the there are some nice caramel, sweet malts, toffee, and bread pudding notes to balance out the hop. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, long finish. Overall, a very nice amber that shows off Ballast Point’s strong homebrew origins.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Really great grapefruit and citrus hop nose. Big resinous pine notes, a touch of woody herbs, and perfume. Sweet caramel and toasted malt, too. Big citrus flavor. Tons of grapefruit, tangerine, and pine. Nice bitterness to counteract the sweet caramel and toasted malt flavors.