nuplastikk (4091) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle split at a tasting. Hazy orange-yellow. Soapy, patchy head. Bright, dry hoppy aroma. Lemon and tangerine flavors. Quite fruity but not sticky at all. One of the best IPAs Iíve had. Honey and melon flavors. Awesome mellow body. Medium malt, maximum hops.
acurtis (52) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ballast Point Sculpin, 22oz bomber picked up at Liquor Outlet Wine Cellar. Pours beautiful hazy orange color with large white head in shaker. Head sticks to glass nicely. Great aroma of grapefruit and hops. Super citrus flavor, clean malt base. Light, smooth and silky. Very drinkable, this is a superb brew. I was worried that the bottle may not be fresh but that was put to rest the moment I open the bottle and poured it. It smelled excellent before I could even get my nose near the glass.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2010 Deep gold,white head.Musty citrus hop nose.Thin, unbalanced palate.Musty citrus hops, some bitterness,faint malt,medium hop end.Acetic and soft carbonation.
Donít really see what all the fuss is about, I obviously had a bad bottle
fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mildly sweet floral, fruit, citrus, hops medium. this smells delicious. nice white head with lite lacing as it breaks up. A lite clear golden amber. small amount of tiny bubble rising up. Taste is not close to the smell. hops up front are balanced nicely with malts. The fruit, citrus sweetness is more buried than expected. Lite body to the palate not too much carbonation that holds up start to finish. Goes down easy with just enough mix of hops, malts, sweetness, bubbles to keep it interesting. Mild alcohol warmth in finish. A good brew Iíd have again
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Piney hop aroma, with lots of different fruits: peach, apricot, mango and lemon are all noticeable. Flavour is a barrage of fruit flavours, with the peach and apricot jumping out in front, and lemon toward the finish. And of course, a massive burst of hops that kick towards the middle and finish off the palate. Creamy, buttery mouthful. Wonderful brew.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Orangish golden, a bit fiery, fairly clear, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing, lively carbonation.   Bright floral aroma, hoppy, minor citrus peel and pine.   Rather sweet on the tongue, certainly hoppy but has a soft fruitiness.   One thing I notice is that this is very crisp and clean.   Finishes smooth.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Lingering hoppiness, floral and pale fruitiness.   This is a top notch IPA.   On the sweeter side for sure, with softer hop bitterness.   Very drinkable!   Thanks Kyle for the bottle!
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I could spend all day sniffing the grapefruit-piney aroma which sends out a nice bouquet of Earthy tones. It took me a bit but there is some peach and lemon in the aroma as well. Flavor is loaded with citrus as well but has a rather bitter resin-like finish to it. Some lemon character is present in the flavor which seems to give it a nice balance. Alcohol is well hidden.
beerandIT (298) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another California IPA that rocks the house. Had this one 10/7/2010 from the bottle. Pours a beautiful golden color with just under quarter an inch of head. Nice lacing on the glass as well because I keep drinking this beer very quickly. I smell malt, slight citrus from the hops. I taste citrus with a strong bitter finish to let you know that they did not skimp on the hops. Not the most balanced, but this IPA is a true representation of why the West Coast IPAs rule the roost. I am so happy we were able to get some of this liquid nectar in Richmond. Medium bodied with a very smooth mouth feel for being so aggressive.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
wow. 650ml bottle poured hazy gold with rocky sticky yellowish head. Aroma is bright and very flural with sweet mago and grapefruit notes up front other citrus fruit notes in the mix also like oranges and peaches. Taste is hoppy and piney notes but still holds a citrus fruit taste with a very good body. Extreamly complex and the aroma is very strong. phenominal IPA
mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Key Food, Brooklyn bomber ($8.99): Pours a golden color with a long lasting moderate white head. On the lighter side of possibility for the IPAs. Aroma is very fruity; I get the biggest noseful of peach, although there are citrus notes in there as well that I detect. Lots of hops in the aroma as well. Taste is bitter, but it does not quite get into hop slaughter territory. The hops may actually be most present in the sustained aftertaste. Even though this beer is medium bodied, it is still rather easy to drink and the hops donít stop you from enjoying a second one (Green Flash Hope Head Red Iím looking at you). Iím actually a bit disappointed. I know this beer was good, but it didnít strike me as the third highest rated IPA... In any case, I enjoyed it. I just hated seeing that bottle always looking at me beckoning me to its hoppy goodness.