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 (2842) - 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. I’ve 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 (5002) - 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 doesn’t kill you. Solid bodied full and rich palate with just a hint of foaminess. A very good IPA. Fine.
AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
By far the cleanest, most well balanced IPA I have tried. Not too heavy and complimented by a citrus aroma. Not overly hoppy but remains full of flavor. The body is solid throughout. Overall one of my top 5 beers. Try it!
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ O’Brien’s. Pours clear orange-gold with a spongey white head. Great floral hoppy aroma with lemon and oranges. Clean, bold hop taste throughout. Good amount of grapefruit with tangerine, pine without resiny stickiness, and maybe a little pepper. Bittersweet malt in the finish without being overbearing. It has the hop bite and taste of an Imperial, but the body of a regualr IPA. Excellent.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus lemon-hops (amarillo). Taste is citrus lemon-hops (Amarillo), faint medium malt. OK carbonation.