bigbeerlover (14) - North Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber bottle - ordered from San Diego - consumed in Melbourne, Australia the day it arrived. I havenít had a better IPA. Remember we are not talking DIPA, but single IPA here. 7%, relatively low ibu, compared to others. Its the beautiful ísessionableí qualities that this beer has that make it stand out. So smooth, light mouthfeel and body,
Pours a clear, bright golden hue, dense white head that sticks around.
Aroma, peach and beautiful fresh fruits overwhelm, freshness (and my bottle has travelled).
Taste, light bodied, with medium bitterness, kick ass, simple. The finish keeps giving long after you have tasted the brew, but it doesnít build unpleasantly like some. I love you.
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Brass Tap (Wesley Chapel, FL). Pours a slightly hazed orange yellow color with a foamy white head. Tons of grapefruit and hops in the aroma. Delicious flavor with a nice mixture of citrus hops and malt.
TheGB (566) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber/yellow. Nice aroma of fresh hops, citrus and grass. Taste is pretty smooth with a nice hop flavor that is well balanced. Again, towards the citrus and grassy hops. Very nice IPA.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light, clear, golden color with a massive off-white head. Nose is hoppy and spicy, abundant grapefruit and pine notes with lighter notes of peach, caramel, and grass. Medium to full body with a sticky mouth feel and good carbonation. Flavor is slightly sweet and herbal, up front I get lemon peel, grapefruit, and pine resin, there is a good amount of bitterness but it is a bit aspirin like and stays with you for a long time. Pale biscuity malts are present but donít do too much to balance the beer out. Secondary notes of toffee, grass, and spice. Finishes aggressively bitter.
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks kmweaver for sharing this bomber: Tremendous resin and orange notes in hop aroma exponentially increased in hop flavor. I suspect a touch of crystal malt supplements the lean base malt profile. There is a curious drying note in finish that I find leans toward solvent warmth, yet my knowing informal tasting partner kmweaver calls íslightly vinousí. This may be balancing, or possibly a mark off (most prominent as beer warms). Amazing hop schedule-- is it simcoe/amarillo?
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Golden orange in color with a small white head. Big citrus fruit aroma. Orange, grapefruit, some sweeter fruit like peach jolly ranchers. Flavor is sweet with caramel malt and some peach that lead to a slightly bitter finish. Some lemon is present in the finish, too. This is fairly easy drinking due to it being only lightly bitter.
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle split at a tasting. Hazy orange-yellow. Soapy, patchy head. Bright, dry hoppy aroma. Lemon and tangerine flavors. Quite fruity but not sticky at all. One of the best IPAs Iíve had. Honey and melon flavors. Awesome mellow body. Medium malt, maximum hops.
acurtis (53) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ballast Point Sculpin, 22oz bomber picked up at Liquor Outlet Wine Cellar. Pours beautiful hazy orange color with large white head in shaker. Head sticks to glass nicely. Great aroma of grapefruit and hops. Super citrus flavor, clean malt base. Light, smooth and silky. Very drinkable, this is a superb brew. I was worried that the bottle may not be fresh but that was put to rest the moment I open the bottle and poured it. It smelled excellent before I could even get my nose near the glass.
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2010 Deep gold,white head.Musty citrus hop nose.Thin, unbalanced palate.Musty citrus hops, some bitterness,faint malt,medium hop end.Acetic and soft carbonation.
Donít really see what all the fuss is about, I obviously had a bad bottle
fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mildly sweet floral, fruit, citrus, hops medium. this smells delicious. nice white head with lite lacing as it breaks up. A lite clear golden amber. small amount of tiny bubble rising up. Taste is not close to the smell. hops up front are balanced nicely with malts. The fruit, citrus sweetness is more buried than expected. Lite body to the palate not too much carbonation that holds up start to finish. Goes down easy with just enough mix of hops, malts, sweetness, bubbles to keep it interesting. Mild alcohol warmth in finish. A good brew Iíd have again