SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow!! Thanks to Bu11zeye for this bottle. Poured a clear deep golded color with slight off white head. Aroma had alot of hoppy citrus notes. This beer had a very nice heavy taste of very fresh hops, as if you just popped a hop in your mouth....medium body....VERY nice!
hopdog (8443) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 22oz bottle acquired in trade with WeeHeavySD (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper and clear golden color with an larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus (grapefruits and lemons), and grassy. Nice and hoppy aroma. Tastes of citrus, light caramel, pine, some melons, and a little fruity. Nicely bitter with a light sweetness.
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Retasted and Iím upping the numbers on this one.
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Linus_Stick for sharing. Pour was a nice golden color with a thin white head. Aroma was filled with hops and just a hint of fruit. The taste was just excellent, clean, bitter, and filled with hops that lead you right to a crisp finish that left you wanting more. Definitely a beer I would drink on the regular were it readily available here in PA.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber with a thin white head. Aroma is a nice floral, and piney hoppiness, very lovely aroma hops. Taste is a sharp pine, light bubblegum note, and a very subtle maltiness.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by Eyedrinkale. Lightly hazy orange in color with a medium off white head. Aroma: very fresh, very hoppy aroma- citrus, passion fruit, orange, mango, light pine, earthy resin. Taste is alot of citrus, mango, over a sweet pale malt base, piney bitterness is moderate throughout, the hop character is moderately sticky and resinous. Some honey and light caramel sweetness poke through here and there. Finishes moderately bitter and lingers nicely. Excellent west coast IPA. Thanks Mike!
LinusStick (2732) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade via Stefanje. Thanks! A deliciously bitter IPA. Iíve had their IIPA and this may be better. Aroma of all hops and not much else. Pour was a medium to light gold with a thin white ring for a head. Taste was just how I like IPAs. All hops with just a hint of malt. Nice carbonation to carry the bitterness to the back of the mouth and bite the throat. Very nice.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is off the charts - hello super pine and resin bomb! Nice golden in color with a little white head. Flavor subsists of pine, citrus and melons with the Ballast Point dryness at the swallow. This is easily one ofthe freshest IPAs I have ever had and my favorite beer of 2008.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another San Diego IPA home run. Poured from an ultra-fresh bomber. This one pours a clear orange-gold. A small, foamy, off-white head leaves random spots and snakes of lacing on the glass. Aromas are fresh and well balanced. Big notes of freshly sliced oranges, tangerines, peaches, and apricots rendezvous with bitter pine resin and hints of green grass, all over lightly sweet toffee malts and dry grains. The flavors just pop with bright citrus and stinging, bitter resin. The grass component is very green, helping to wipe the palate clean of sharp hop residue. Finishing bittersweet, with hints of butterscotch, this is a very satisfying brew. Medium-full bodied, the palate gets just a bit sticky after a few glasses. Awesome stuff from a great IPA master!
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber from SBD. Pours a brilliant light orange color with a crisp white head with decent retention. Smells of light citrusy hops, a bit of orangy sweetness, faintly grassy. Tastes light and citrusy, malty and hoppy sweet up front, crisply bitter on the finish. Very well balanced and 7% to boot. Light/medium body, very thin and smooth, but a little hop syrupiness as well. Crisp carbonation.
decaturstevo (4614) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At BPB. Golden yellow with creamy white goey lace. Almost the cat piss aroma that indicates excellent nose. Light citrus flavor of hops that he malt compliments well. Very good bitter finish that doesnít kill you. Solid bodied full and rich palate with just a hint of foaminess. A very good IPA. Fine.