ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks Snojerk321! - Poues dk yellow with a medium white head...aroma is massive citrus, little malt...flavour is similar, I was looking for more malt, but had to remind myself this was not an IIPA, great bitterness that lingers just the right length, good alcohol...very nice!
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff is chocked full of grapefruit; grapefruit until the cows come home. Surprisingly light on the palate for all of itís flavor, but it doesnít suffer any for it. On the contrary: it keeps it from getting syrupy. Superb.
NachlamSie (2730) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 On tap at the Thirsty Monk. Pours slightly hazy gold with a great foamy white head. This is certainly hoppy. It is a predictable but welcome delivery of citrusy hops. This one brought Averyís IPA to mind, just a little more balanced and a bit lighter on the palate. This is refreshing for the style with plenty of grapefruit and juicier citrus flavor. Malts are just sweet enough and not too thick. Iíd drink this on a regular basis if I could.
[September 2, 2010]
On tap at Smoky Oak. Yíknow, when I originally had this beer I enjoyed it very, very much but was surprised to see it in the top 10 IPAís. I didnít think it was quite on that level. I have changed my opinion after enjoying a delicious pint of it again. The nose is powerfully hoppy with cutting hints at grapefruit and herbs. Hops are everywhere in the flavor too with a vast, bitter and herbal attack. It combines what I like about Two Hearted with Sweetwater IPA.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight hazy gold pour. Thick off white head a thick drippy lace. Piney aroma. Light citrus notes, grapefruit and pine. Big malty backbone which is perfectly balanced
thornecb (4308) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Off-white head with excellent retention craters and recedes leaving sheet lacing. Summer fruit, resin and pine aromas. Crisp and well balanced with apricot and resin from front to back. Dry lasting grapefruit finish.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Let me just say, I donít know how this is rated any less than pliny. Itís hard to tell the difference. Pours a clear golden with a white head that turns a little rocky. A solid IPA, just the right amount of alcohol, pine, resin, and grapefruit.
shablinky (13) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very piney scent but not an overpowering piney taste well balanced. Nice frothy feel a and nice bitter finish. Not the best but its a great single.
hopHeadedDevil (11) - , North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma reminsicent of pine and grapefruit. Pine flavor from the hops comes through very balanced. This beer has everything you love about piney hops.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear light amber color, small half inch of bubbly white head that clears quickly. Bright sharp hop nose of lemons, apricots, and some sticky resinous notes. Nose also shows some heavy bitterness and some light toasted notes. Aroma shows plenty of that sharp citric bitterness from the nose; grapefruit, lemons, and other sharp fruit notes. Light malt backbone of toasted biscuits and caramel. Flavors blend decently, but lack the depth or uniqueness of many other IPAs. Palate is full and creamy, with a light bitter finish. Certainly a good IPA, but nothing especially incredible.
zizzybalubba (1386) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from South Bay Drugs. Pale orange in color with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit and fresh cut grass. Surprisingly understated in comparison to their Big Eye IPA. In fact, dare I say, more balanced. Flavors I detect are lemon, pine, and apricot. Dangerously drinkable. I still like the Big Eye IPA better but this is another fantastic beer from Ballast Point.