manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle acquired from a trade with stefanje, thanks much. This beer is everything I look for in an IPA. Very well balanaced, with a fantastic hop profile. Sadly, I have only one bottle.
mmargarucci (161) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrusy and fruity aroma. A very crisp clean malt profile. Followed by a wonderful hop bitterness that doesn't punch you in the face. A wonderful west coast style ipa. This was one of the first ipa's that defined the style and it's still one of the best!
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mountain Sunís durring their Hop Havrest Month.
This is a great IPA with all of the charachteristics I like. Great citrus aroma, tonís of hop flavor and a nice bitter finish that keeps the taste lingering. Ballast Point has really improved their beers over the years.
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: sets the standard for an IPA whether west coast or not. Golden straw colored appearance. Fruity aroma and a taste that wonderfully balances sweetness and hops! Gold medal at my house!
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EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong citrusy grapefruit aroma. This IPA is smooth for 7% ABV with an amazing hop flavor throughout. One of the better IPA's I've tried. Amazingly citrusy.
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Caskalefan (157) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beautiful golden amber color capped by a white, frothy, lasting head. Aromas and flavors of pine, citrus, mango, pineapple, kiwi and other tropical fruits. Substantial bitterness, but not the least bit harsh. Medium bodied with some bready malt which supports the tropical fruits perfectly.
alberti92 (157) - - JAN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours golden with a thick white head leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is subtle with hints of lemon citrus, apricot and perhaps a touch of mango. Body is quite light with a medium to low carbonation. Taste is lovely with lots of citrus characters with a subtle dry bitter finish. Such an approachable IPA. Smooth and crisp and just Awesome !
bigben873 (157) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
March Madness 2015 - Light and fruity; I would not have thought of this as an IPA. Not crazy hoppy and bitter like most IPAs though.
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - pale yellow. Ar - Peaches, mangoes, limes, lots of fruity lusciousness. T - Delicate but with a lovely hop balance. Superb. Shows how big hop beers donít need to be massive malt monsters, but can show poise and verve. Awesomely good beer
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color, aromas of pine and citrus, nice hop flavor an citrusy finish, overall pretty good