carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with tall white head. All sorts of citrus and melon wafting from the glass. Not very malty which is the way I like íem. Mango, peaches, pineapple, absolutely delicious, almost perfection in a glass for this IPA lover. Rather expensive (like Ruination) but you bet Iíll be buying it now that itís available in Texas. If you like the Southern California style of citrusy IPA, you will LOVE this one.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear light amber with an orange hue. Not much head, no real retention. Bubbles are streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Soapy wet lace. Nose is good deep caramel malt, breaddy and it smells really smooth. Hops are fruity and tropical. Mango, hints of citrus, very floral and tea like and just a touch of pine for depth. Peaches too. The malt is really captivating me and I love malt. Taste is scrumptious. It drinks light and fruity and like iced tea. Body is supple but not biting, carbonation is ample but soft. The malt is so smooth and offers plenty of bread and a little cracker. It doesnít outshine the hops though which remain delicate as the fruit takes over the palate. Itís juicy and sweet. It isnít too oily or resinous but it has a good bitter and it itís almost dry but not quite. It has perfect balance and it isnít too sweet and the bitter isnít all there is.
This was so well done. The malt was immediate, always near at hand. The hops were civilized and cultivated in this drink. It was bold but not audacious. This was extraordinary.
ryanscourt (1362) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent, reminds me a lot of two hearted. Great citrus, great balance. One of the best ipas I had. Tasty, complex, balanced. I like a strong citrus flavor and nose like this one. Very reminiscent if a dipa, not sure where ipa ends and dipa begins...good nonetheless.
Star80 (40) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks a nice copper with lots of lace. Smells a bit oniony, with some tropical fruit notes, faint rubber smells. Weird. Tastes a bit rubbery at first followed bit fruity notes. Mouthfeel is rich and fine. Overall an over the top IPA with a bit too much hop extract, pellets to the point of sulfur. A good run of the mill IPA but nothing amazing as ratings suggest.
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mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I know that we are not to rate on style, but purely on if we like it. Too bad. Even though I am not a fan of west-coast hop bombs, I must say that this is one of the best highly-hopped brews out there. Lots of apricot and citrus. Amazing aroma. Hard to find, but worth the search. Did I mention the aroma? Wow.
pablo951 (636) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Had it on tap at the Village Tap in Roscoe Village Chicago. Had it in a tulip glass had a slight head and even lacing with notes of citrus underlying its bold hop taste.
CorneliusBunkr (10) - Oakwood Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours clear orange copper with 1 finger white head that laces the glass all the way down. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits and piney. Taste is very much hop forward, but does have some tropical fruit and is quite bitter. Well carbonated and sticky on the palate. I am very happy this brewery distributes to Chicago now as this is a tasty brew i will enjoy time and time again.
MaBeer1972 (1822) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this about 2 months ago on tap, but did not rate it. This rating is from a bottle. Pours ouf a clear light golden color with frothy white head that settles to a thin lace. Citrus-spice-piney aromas. Flavor is sticky and bready up front. Lots of sticky bitterness. Flavors are muddled. Was much better on tap.
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: A nice golden orange pour with a thick white head. S: Oranges, tropical fruits, pineapples, grapefruit, slight caramel, but its pretty much hops all the way. T: Pineapples, some tropical fruits, slight pine, some bready cracker malt, but thats really hidden, pretty much it just pounds you with hop. M: Carbonation sting, crispy, with slight bitterness with a grapefruit sticky finish. O: Just a wave of hops.
Steverus0 (262) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great straw colored IPA with thin and quickly dissipating head.
Nose and flavor do not disappoint with great hoppy bite in some of the more floral hop varieties.
Malts still come through cleanly, making this a great drinkable beer, but perhaps lacks some of the depth or interest of other iPAs. Nonetheless, Ballast Point has a great brew here with durability through the seasons, with enough character for fall and a clean and effervescent mouthfeel to deliver through the summer. Cheers!
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