drcboehm (94) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught/Growler. Took one taste to know this would be good. Enjoying the great floral and citrus flavor, grapefruit. Delicious.
freiksenet (93) - - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Red amber, transparent. S: Pine, tints of other hop aromas. T: After very short malt start, some herbs, grass, bitterness. Ends very bitter, with some liquorice at the end. M: Medium to deep. O: Decent American IPA.
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh 12oz bottle. Aroma is so fruity, with rounded harmonious notes of dried mango, pineapple concentrate, fresh berries and a sweet, understated malt presence that doesn’t allow the beer to meander too far into one-dimensional juicy fruit territory. The "sting" comes from an initial wave of piney hops combined with generous carbonation. Interesting hop profile in that juicy, fruit forward aromatics juxtapose nicely with slightly harsh, dry piney hops. This IPA definitely has it all; finishes a little dry for my palate and would like the fruit forward hops to be featured more in the flavor but all in all a great beer.
KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Drank in shorter pilsner glass from 22 oz bottle at home. Aroma- very nice hoppy smell with notes of cirus. Appearance- golden orange color with very light head. Carbonated. Taste- very smooth and hoppy with a citrsu twist. Excellent! Palate- clean hoppy mouthfeel. Once again with just a hint of citrus. Overall- one of best ipas i have ever had. Clean and drinkable but still substantial hoppiness
Dorkenstein (91) - - APR 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The first thing I noticed as I opened the can was a delightful aroma of citrus, grapefruit,and piney hops. The taste starts with bitter hops and citrus, followed by a spicey cracker taste, which then ends with a bitter grapefruit. Another thing to note is the effervescent tingle that follows behind the flavor of each sip. All these experiences in each tasting compel you to want to have another sip immediately.
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA, I had it several times, but just realized that I have never rated it. The aroma, the look, the taste, the aftertaste, all of them makes it an awesome IPA. If you are a hop head, 70 IBUs are over flowing! Well done Ballast Point.
joes (90) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ GBBF. Small white head, almost clear, golden yellow. Nice hoppy aroma of orange, grapefruit, maybe some apricot. Bitter aftertaste, hops in every way. Very fruity: citrus, grapefruit, a hint of vanilla. Good IPA
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange-yellow with a white lace head. Aroma of grapefruit and another sweet underlying fruity aroma. Tatses like pink grapefruit, with a good inital tart acidity which is moderated by a sweet floral sugar taste. I really liked this beer.
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A new top five ipa for me. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and something like toasted peach jelly. Wonderfully flavorful bite, light body but perfect amount of alchohol gives the flavor depth. Yes sir.
rentonj7 (88) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium amber body with powerful head. Nose has lots of citrus, but more varied than usual - notes of other tropical fruits like mango, maybe pineapple. Also some hints of the malt backbone. Taste is equally complex. Along with the tropical fruits there are hints of pine. Mouthfeel is generous with a tiny bit of cloy yet a dry finish. This beer opens up as it warms towards the bottom of the glass. It’s worth waiting to judge it until you’ve finished the glass - it lives up to the hype.