Brewthesis (1) - - JUL 2, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I've had this before and didn't much care for it. This batch (6-pack that just arrived at the store) was fantastic. It pours a beautiful orange and smells like fresh sticky hops. Fruity hops, like citrusy orange, mango & grapefruit. It tastes much the same, juicy! Bitter on the finish but not overly, all in all it's delicious, balanced and in my opinion, what a great IPA should taste like.
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djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Money Plays. Pours a clear amber with thick frothy white head sticky lacing. The aroma is floral hops and pine. Medium mouthfeel with a strong hop bite and bitter finish. Easy to drink,really enjoyed this one. An impressive IPA from Ballast Point.
Niko100 (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of rich floral hops, pine, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine hops, caramel, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; A very good IPA.
pras (547) - Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This should be the reference for an IPA. Tastes amazing! I wish it had better availability here in Maryland. Really nice hop balanced with the malt backbone. A joy to drink.
Oak4627 (4) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark yellow color with fluffy white head, Dark yellow color. Strong aroma of pine, grapefruit and a touch of honey. Taste sweet, well balanced. A little easy on the palate compared to stronger ABV ipa'd Overall, a great drink.
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jglanton (18) - Yorba Linda, CA, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich aroma of orange peel, malt, bread, a little pine or rosemary. Appearance is a clear, burnt orange, minimal head that laces on the glass. Somewhat viscous body that slides over the tongue, leaving itís rich taste behind to linger in a long finish. Lively but soft carbonation. A nice balance of rich body, slight sweet notes of currant, with an exploding carbonated dry bitterness A long, dry finish turns from slightly sweet to strong, dry bitter, leaving a clean lingering taste that lasts.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a burnt orange with gold highlights and a good sized white head, plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma is definitely on the fruity side of hoppy with mango, orange, lemon, and a subtle pine but not much. Definitely fresh and inviting. The flavor shows a bit of malt as well with some biscuit, breadcrust and caramel, but itís the citrusy hops that dominate. Finishes very flavorful with a well managed bitterness and flavors of toast, grapefruit, orange, and nuts? I dunno. Mouthfeel is easy going and unassuming yet gets good points for that. Great beer that maybe didnít wow me, but I can recognize excellence when I drink it.
mmmkay (51) - - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this beer in Dallas. Sharp amber color and good level of hops. Pair up nicely with fish and chips. Nice citrus taste.
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BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity and slightly sweet, very balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive!
jjgmd (1821) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rusty amber orange with a nice head. Nose is citrus, tropical fruits and pine. Taste is full of flavor, not terribly bitter and finishes smoothly on a sweet note. Alcohol well masked, drinks as a lighter IPA with a lower ABV. Quite nice from a great microbrewer. Quaff Score 9 / 10