Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. There is a code of some sort stamped on the side of neck, but itís smeared pretty good. Last I heard, Ballast Point still wasnít bottle dating, but hopefully thatís changed.
Appearance: Pours orange in color with pretty good clarity. Thereís a touch of haze, but this oneís fairly clear. Off-white head stood about a finger tall initially, but has settled to a thin and spotty layer after only a few minutes. Thereís some lacing being left behind with each sip.
Aroma: A good mix of citrus and pine in the aroma. Iím definitely getting orange and grapefruit, but Iím also detecting a touch of blue spruce if you will. Very appealing to say the least.
Taste: The bitterness jumps in the drivers seat right from the get-go. After that, the citrus and pine carry over from the aroma and take hold of your palate. Thereís a touch of sweetness towards the middle, and itís needed! Bitter hops linger on through the finish and LONG after the swallow.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with an aggressive bitterness and moderate carbonation.
Overall: A top 10 IPA .....hands down.
Moreyís Bottom Line: As I mentioned, this beer is one of the few IPAs that Iíve had that combines both citrus and pine, which makes it somewhat unique in my opinion. Iím very confident that I could easily pick this beer out in a blindfolded IPA tasting. Recommended.
mhwilk (6) - Alabama, USA - MAR 29, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is golden and deceiving about what is to come. The aroma is somewhat flowery. Citrus hops flavor good body that is heavier than its appearance lets on. An overall pleasant experience.
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a dark golden color with a nice head. Aroma is tropical fruit with some floral notes. Taste has citrus with pine. The bitterness definitely comes through in the finish.
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA but unexpected. I get stone drug from this though not heavy amounts. It is smooth and refreshing. Clean crisp finish.
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Kranin (23) - - MAR 26, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Gorgeous golden ale with beautiful white head. Perfect balance of sweet hoppy citrus at the front end with nice punchy bitter on the back end. (22oz Bottle / Walnut Liquorette, Walnut, CA / March 2012)
Sammer (1077) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just a fantastic blend of hop and citrus tastes, with a smooth finish. This one lives up to the hype.
b3shine (6275) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; burnt-orange. Smells good too; nice and hoppy. Tastes very nice; one of the better IPAs Iíve come across. Mouthfeel is good too. Overall, a very nice beer (although a little pricey at $14.99 a 6er).
JStax (3452) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at Jackie-Oís. Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Appearance is a hazy gold with a frothy white head of foam. Aroma is citrus, floral, and herbal hops. Not much in the way of a malt bill. Taste is medium to high bitter, and just a light sweetness. I really enjoyed this and Iím glad to see this is starting to show up in Ohio. Thank you for sharing.
cheap (4446) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
So, I never tasted it because it was pretty expensive for cheapy. However, I gor a sample of 5 oz for $2, go figure and I donít even care for IPA; its there so I tried it as long as it was not over $2. Nice lacing from the start. Yes, big bitter on tap pour. Large and dull unsharp hops impacts. Tho not real sharp it is on stupid style. Looks like a pale lager fer sure.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with HUGE thanks to peteinSD! Thanks Peter! Aroma has notes of citrus, grapfruit, tropical fruits and caramel malts. Medium amber orange hue with an average white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall a stellar IPA. Great nose and perfect in every other way. Very very good. Loved this one.