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
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Blue Monk. Deep copper, with an off white foam. Huge notes of citrus and fresh pine fill the nose, and lead to a bready malt profile. Very bitter with bright acidity and amedium caramel sweetness. Very well balanced, long bitter finish, full bodied. Excellent effort.
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice IPA. Aroma is not overpowering, but flavor is good. Nice piney sharpness, citrus. Slightly oily but pleasant.
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Touchshriek (8) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light amber draught. Minimal but lasting head. Very smooth IPA with limited bitterness. Floral, pine, and citrus notes make this a fantastic alternative to the "hop head" varieties of pale ales.
conway (2210) - - MAR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Once of the best IPAs out there. Huge citrusy and piney hop notes. Smooth rich palate and a lively carb. One of my favorites.
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Bule (1810) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pub Republic. Had this beer many times and it never fails to please. Intense hoppy flavors but so well balanced against the alcohol.
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy gold with typical lace. Lots of sweet orange on the nose, very nice. Taste? Well, maybe mine is a tad stale from being on the shelf for a bit, but I’m not seeing where this beer’s legendary status comes from. I get a fair amount of juicy orange, which I like, but it doesn’t have the biggest bite and there’s a funky aftertaste I can’t quite place. A good one for sure, but it wouldn’t make my personal IPA top-10.
jibby (13) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color. Somewhat frothy head.
Aroma has strong grapefruit, pine, caramel. Some tropical fruit as well, like mango.
Bitter like grapefruit pith (white part).
Body is on the lighter side.
Finishes off-dry, fairly clean.
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 bottle. Deep golden with one finger head. Pretty decent light malt base with big west coast hops. The aroma is excellent, but the taste just doesn’t match. This is pretty darn good, but I’ve certainly had better -- the 100/100 seems a bit generous.
jdp (59) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft. Nice amber color, decent white head. Smells of mangos, light pineapple and maracuya. This stuff smells fantastic. Taste is low residual sugar (dry), just light malt taste followed by a very flavorful, fruity, citrusy, hop experience. It does finish with a medium resin. This stuff is crazy good and is the kind of beer I could drink all the time. Guess that is why I buy it by the 1/6 barrel. :)