Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with decent sized white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Pleasant and nicely balanced hop flavor. A good IPA, but frankly it doesn’t stand out. I was expecting more based on the high scores.
want1DIPA (227) - - OCT 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at Ballast Point. My 100 on rate beer and reasonably so! The best IPA out there! Insane hoppy aroma with a pungent, piney palate. One of the GOATs!
Nicke80 (227) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours golden with fruity aroma. Balanced, hoppy flavours with sweet citrus notes.
BrewHaMeister (227) - - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours an orange amber with a thick white head and nice lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and melon. Flavor is very well balanced citrus hop bitter with a clean slightly peppery finish.
MrOrla (227) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, hazy amber with a off white small head. Taste is, hops fruits, biscut notes of pine. Well balanced IPA very good!..
Dal9000 (226) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very smooth IPA. Not overpowering pine hops nor bitter. Mild hops after about 5 seconds with a slow fade. This is excellent.
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jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden with clean billowing head. It dissipates gradually. Fairly thick lacing.
Burgeoning juicy aroma. Exactly how I need my IPA’s. Fresh apricot, grapefruit, with a hint of lemon and floral pangs. A little dash of pine emerges as it warms. Beautiful.
Taste is more apricot, a touch of citrus and some soft caramel malt. Grapefruit-rind bitterness creeps forward and punctuates the moreish medium-bitter finish.
My only small qualm is the palate. It feels slightly diluted. Perhaps carbonation needs better integration. My preference is for more creamy IPA’s but the filp-side is this mouth-feel suits a more refreshing feel.
Supreme drinkability nevertheless. A quality, juicy IPA. Really enjoyed it.
Welley_Alves (225) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Essa maravilhosa breja é uma imperial IPA da cervejaria artesanal Ballast Point. Cor amarelo-ouro, com media formacao de espuma e excelente aroma cítrico, floral. No paladar, um bom corpo, com perfeito equilíbrio entre amargor e dulçor. Na boca, lembra manga, grapefruit, abacaxi, maracujá. Na seqüência o amargor entra, de forma estúpida! Final seco com retrogosto lembrando resina e pinho. Excelente!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 don’t know how this is rated any less than pliny. It’s 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.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours bright orange with a frothy white head, nice thick lacing on the glass. Heavy pine and citrus in the nose, a touch of melon underneath. Nicely balanced flavor, bitter hop blast to start, lemon tartness with a touch of sweet malts, ends long with the hops lingering on for quite some time. Medium carbonation makes this smooth and drinkable. Just a well done IPA, nothing unusual, just an almost ideal example of the style.