redtechnj (309) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance-Clear deep golden a thick, white, long lasting head. Nice lacing.
Aroma- Big sweet scent, honey,pine,fruity
Flavor-Bitter hoppy bite, sweet malt,citrus,creamy
stoutnick (829) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Golden. Aroma is peach with superb clarity. Taste is peach, bitterness, mild floral - perfect! Good moderate level of bitterness. Palate is mild bitterness with great finish. Overall, best straight up IPA I’ve yet had. Wowzers!
FalconsFever (40) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA. Well balanced, nicely bitter, and ver smooth crisp finish. San Diego brewery not available in Atlanta market.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle->SA. Hazy orange-gold with thick white head. Aroma: citrus and pine. Taste: predominantly pine with citrus peel. Great flavor and mouthfeel.
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours orange with quite a bit of white head. Good citrus and pine aroma with a flavor to match.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle, pours clear light golden brown with a good carbonation. Aroma starts with a citrus fruit tang, quite sweet and then follows a sweeping delicious crisp bitterness with caramel malt, loads of piney & floral hops in their too, with more grapefruit. The finish is very bitter but crisp and moreish. A complex, quality IPA
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toronado, San Diego. Orange amber pour. Bountiful head. Dry hop aroma that doesn't overpower. Classic grapefruit and pine on the front end. A surprising hint of lemon to spice things up.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado in San Diego, served in a shaker. Pours clear golden-amber with a tiny white head that fades slowly to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big notes of fresh hops, with grapefruit, lemon, pine and resin. Just a touch of pale, biscuity malts come through. The flavour starts moderately bitter and becomes more so with hoppy notes continued from the nose. It closes with a long, hoppy and spicy finish with loads of resin. On the palate it is medium in body with a dry texture and average carbonation. Overall this is a very nice IPA with loads of resiny hop bitterness. Fresh and refreshing, it is great for an afternoon on the patio. 2013-03-21
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Lots of sweet and fresh grass hops, sweet hop taste, crisp but lingering bitter on palate, and a light amber. Great IPA but it seems everyone already is aware.
Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Pours a little on the light side but otherwise amber. Head dissipates pretty rapidly leaving some good lacing.
S: Aroma is very fruity. Appricot... orange are the big players. Some hops but lighter.
T: Subtle fruit notes. A little bit of fruit. A little bit of malt. The bitterness seems to overwhelm the other notes and fade quickly leaving a dull bitterness.
P: Carbonation is a little aggressive. Decent flavor development.
I was so excited to try this beer! Great ratings.... picture of a sculpin (my wife totally takes care of them at the aquarium!) IPA, Ballast Point!!! But this beer was pretty disappointing. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. A little uncontrolled... doesn’t bring anything special to the table. The Big Eye IPA and the Calico Amber were way way better. I have a growler of this bad boy in the fridge so I will see if it gets better.
Bottled w/ drink by date at 7/11/2013