Duhast500 (380) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a stemmed glass.
The color is a clear orange/gold with two or three fingers of foamy white head and some thick lacing.
The smell is pretty floral hops with some funky citrus flavor. This has a nice west coast IPA feel and I am impressed already.
The taste is pretty sweet and pretty bitter but with a fruity citrus flavor that does give off a bit of zing. Pretty good spiky flavor that does poke with a bitterness that is not surprising but fun. Some tropical fruit I canít name brings you to a slapped back fruity flavor.
The feel of this beer is a pretty smooth beer. It goes down pretty darn smooth but does leave itís mark on your mouth as it bitters the palate with some nice flavor.
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from 16th St. Liquor in West Van. Pours a crystal clear orange with a large sticky white head. Aroma is piney hop forward citrus with tropical fruit notes. Flavour is citrus hops, pine, malt pepper, grass and spices. Finish is bitter, grassy, hoppy yet balanced goodness. Very pleasing.
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this is a gem from the first mouthful. Sl cloudy golden and this head but thatís about as bad as it gets. Rich honey malts with a raspy citrus hop bite. Mouthfeel is all grapefruit, best pink grapefruit. Lovely balance of malt and sweet and bitter citrus and that dry mouthfeel with afterburps for a long time to come. The best beer Iíve had for a long time - well done
skmikeg (862) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 Poura a amber orange color with a small off white head. aroma is of lots of grapefut and pine. flavor is nice and hoppy with alot grapefruit and pine, with some malts in the background. has a medium body with a creamy, slighty oily mouthfeel and a nice dry, crisp finnish. overall, a very good IPA from Ballast Point.
oOJUXEOo (271) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pizzeria Uno Bensalem. Surprisingly nice light color. Aroma is pine and citrus. Very little head. Taste is wonderful. It has a very upfront hop kick that isnít overbearing, and doesnít stay thick or harsh on your palate. Brought me joy.
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yellow pour white head grassy pine, grapefruit nose. fresh Pine and citrus dry taste. Bitter crisp finish. Perfect
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Holy cow, this might be my new favorite beer. Smooth and delicious with a juicy grapefruit aroma. Oozes hops, and delicious IPA flavor. Incredible. VERY smooth drinking for such a big beer. If this were more readily available, Iíd drink it all the time.
Near perfection in my book. Iíve never had anything better.
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20100917 Bomber from Alís of Hampden. Nice surprise finally running into this beer, which Iíve been seeking for a while. Medium golden color with small but lasting creamy white head leaving clumps of foam on the glass. Aroma is tropical with a good dose of passion fruit, citrus, dandelion, and also some lightly sulfurous garlic. Body is a bit on the light side without much carbonation to help get it across the palate, but at least itís not sweet or sticky with malts. Weedy, sharply bitter with citrus notes, and some soft underlying bread crust sweetness. Nice balance while still showcasing the hops in this quaffable IPA. Surely a beer that would be super if very fresh.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At a tasting: amazing aroma, strong guava, lychee, pinapple, peach, in the flavor the same but weaker, more citrusy and bitter - less hop flavor, good malty backbone, very good beer.
zvikar (3371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, pours orange with a nice head, fresh aroma of pine, grapefruit, tangerine and lemons, feels dry with flavors of grapefruit, orange, quite bitter with a full body. Very refreshing IPA