Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
tasty excellent IPA. Orange appearance with white head. Grapefruit aroma, very nice.Very smooth, very drinkable. Great resiny hop. One of the best IPAs I ever had, and the bottle picture is cute too.
Dogbrick (9350) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2010 Sample from a bottle courtesy of JaBier at the Day Before Labor Day party. This brew is a hazy orange-gold color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Great aroma of ripe peaches, citrusy hops and pine. Medium body with a moderately bitter piney hops character along with flavors of citrus and malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrusy aftertaste. Good IPA all around.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 650 mL from Southbay. HOLY $%@$!.Pours a clear, light amber with a two-finger, creamy, off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Okay lacing. Aroma is huge fresh grapefruit, tangerine, peaches and cream ice cream, huge butterscotch, caramel. Taste is fresh, citrusy, wet hops with butterscotch and a massive bitterness permeating throughout. Buttery, creamy on the palate that leaves a sort of oily mouthfeel. Wow. 9/4/8/5/17=4.3
After multiple samples of this beer on cask, tap, bomber all from Ballast Point itself, I really need to lower this rating. The IPA is awesome- that is a fact. The huge is massively rocky, leaves massive lace. But its superlative nose of mango peel, peaches, apricots is let down by a mostly voiding body, little butterscotch, very little creamy mouthfeel. More dry, seltzery, bitter. Still excellent.
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle shared with Charly and Finn. Dotted spots on the glassware from a persistent, bubbly, off-white head. Cloudy apricot coloured body. Hop fruity aroma containing grapefruits and lemon. Fruity taste of ripe orange, apricot, and pumpkin. Bittersweet citrus peels to the ending. Medium plus bodied. Good drinking (Tromsø 19.02.2014).
mcberko (9220) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Piney hop aroma, with lots of different fruits: peach, apricot, mango and lemon are all noticeable. Flavour is a barrage of fruit flavours, with the peach and apricot jumping out in front, and lemon toward the finish. And of course, a massive burst of hops that kick towards the middle and finish off the palate. Creamy, buttery mouthful. Wonderful brew.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 27/09/2009
Orange fruit aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 650ml bottle. No date. I hope it is fresh.
It pours a lightish gold with a frothy white head. There is some decent lacing as it recedes.
The smell is nicely hopped. It is mostly pineapple and generic like smarties or something.
The flavor is really nice. It tastes like it gets way too much hype though. It has a clear cut bitterness which is great but it is the support act that isn’t as great as I was hoping. There is some tropical fruit backing, but I want more.
Overall though it is a solid IPA.
New bottle best by 9/13, Crustal clear appearance. Aroma is citrus, pineapple, caramel, bready malt, some spice. Flavor is round, fruity, citrus, nice pine, very good bready malt base. Like drinking a pilsener if it were an ipa. A finely crafted brew that took me a few times to really appreciate.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden pour. The nose is very, very tropical and fruity. Loads of bright, citrusy hops with a lovely mango/pineapple character. Very, very hoppy with a bit of rich light tropical fruit. A bit of sweet pale malt, but this is all about the hops. Very fresh and tasty with loads of sweet hops. It’s not really all that bitter, but it is a delicious, juicy hop bomb.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange-pineapple caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Mildly sweet orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel, pine, quinine bitterness. Smells nice - malt flavor very subdued though.
Scopey (8817) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum. It pours golden yellow with a thick foamy off-white head. The nose is grass, hay, nettle, apricot, peach, raspberry, pear and red apple. The taste is more subtle than anticipated: hay, grass, well hidden alcohol, lemon sherbet, red apple and resin, with some hop bite at the end. A really enjoyable IPA.