_angst_ (4464) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Bomber shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours tiny hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and hoppy fresh with mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, grapefruit juice, fresh grass, orange zest, pineapple, lemon grass, dry soil, straw, lime leaves and mandarin oranges. Taste is tiny sweet and very fresh with grapefruit juice, lemon zest, orange zest, freshly cut grass, green grapes, unripe mango, lemon grass, lemon balm, gooseberries, pine and unripe plums. Mouthfeel is round, slightly oily bitter, slightly watery and light bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, orange peal, lemon zest, grass, pine and grape zest. Incredibly balanced and drinkable.
rlgk (17911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Golden beer with a nice white head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pineapple, grass, mango, pine, apples, grapes, metal, pear. Hoppy flavor, fruity, grapefruit, citrus, lemongrass, perfume notes, pineapple, sourish, mango, pine. Bitter citrus finish.
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 12oz.(with jarad200p) Pours a cloudy amber with a nice frothy head. Loads of citrus on the nose. Lots of citrus with medium sweet taste.medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish.
Tlingers (11) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice color. The aroma has a hoppy citrus smell. The taste is great. Very good IPA.
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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
djd07 (9712) - 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 (2652) - 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 (577) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 it’s 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.