Beermack (720) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to pellegjr - cheers my friend! Pours hazy orange with thin but lasting bright white head. Aroma is a fruit explosion of mango, papaya, apricot, sweet orange, grapefruit - wonderful. Taste is another juicy fruit hit with tropical notes combining with pine resin notes; nice dry finish & a lasting bitterness. What a cracker of an IPA.
raphael (986) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at OBF. Blonde with a little blush, white head. sharp citurs and resin aromas, with distant malt. Light weight wiht good carbonation. Strong citrus hops approaching a metallic rasp, a little oak, a little honey. bitter finish
fiveacestx (763) - Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (several of them) - Pours a medium orange with a decent head. This is one hoppy SOB. Excellent grapefruit hop aroma and taste. Medium body and not too dry on the finish. Simply excellent!
Steasy66 (1085) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 12oz into snifter, thanks to Scalene for sending this in ’Everything Local BIF’. Bottle says ’Enjoy By 080912’
A- Golden, lacy 1 finger head.
S- Big citrus, a bit dank
T- Very bitter, but not much flavor. Where is the citrus from the aroma?
M- Good carb, good consistency.
O- Was really excited for this one, but its simply not good. Everything seemed promising, but it just doesn’t taste good. Really bitter with very little flavor and not much balance.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-01-2012 09:03:16
Trying this again fresh, weak aroma but decent flavor. At 7% with moderate hops, why the fuck is this beer 14 bucks a 6 pack?
bierkoning (11041) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange blonde color. Oily hops, grapefruit and pineapple in the aroma and flavor. Blackcurrant. Thinnish. Long earthy oily hopbitter finish. Well balanced, but not a hop monster.
gointhefridge (1) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A vicious bite but so smoothly satisfying after the sharp beginning. Hop-raisin notes trickle down the palate and fall into a symphony sweet nectar beneath the abrasive bitter crust. Gorgeous lacing with a fine head and a strong aroma. Overall,a remarkable IPA.
ration (2013) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
190712. Tap at city beer, SF. Piyra clear golden with a small head. Aroma fresh hops, citrus. Fresh medium bitter finish. Very well balanced. Not Bad.
pinkzambia (1641) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Crowne Plaza San Diego: Clear gold color with a small white head. Musty grass aroma with light citrus notes in the background. Hoppy bitter flavor in full swing with a floral, bitter aftertaste. Another solid offering from Ballast Point.
Dunbar72 (135) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours almost clear yellow with a medium sized off-white head. Very fresh hoppy aroma. Hoppy, citrus and pine in the taste, very fresh. Medium bitter finish. Very nice.
egrivner (10) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
what can i say is that i am in love with this beer. it was recommended to me to serve at a party and everyone loved it. this is by far the king of ipas.