MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, - MAR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: bottle at home that Sim bought back from the States.
Beautiful clean gold with a good bright white head. Good start. Crikey, THAT’S an aroma. Utterly gorgeous. Massive fruit and hoppy goodness, glorious bitterness, plenty of bite and just all round adorable. The flavour is decent but not really as good as the aroma. It’s just a little too raw and just a little on the harsh side. Faint cardboard too. Good citrus and the base malt supports it all really well but it just can’t keep up with the aroma. Good beer, just was hoping for more after the aroma.
mstrcrwly (8) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The second i opened the bottle and poured it into a Hoegaarden pint glass..i new this was going to be something special..golden/orange color with 1 inch white head..peach/apricot/citrus aroma..and without a doubt the best balanced IPA i’ve ever had..most people expect a west coast IPA to be just hop,hop,hop..but that’s not the case here...Ballast Point outdid themselves on this one..would drink this every day if i could..
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well for $15 per sixer this better knock my socks off and while it is nice it is hardly worth double the price of most other IPA’s out there. It is well balanced, slight citrus and slight grass notes, a thin body with a dense white head. The appearance is the best part as the aroma and taste are strictly middle of the road with very little aftertaste.
Cunningham (3650) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear golden color with a fine white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Fine grape hoppy, malty and tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild grape hoppy, balanced tropical fruity and a fine mild malty back.
Overall impression: Lovely fresh and balanced IPA!
Personal stats: Bottle Geir had bought in Sweden.
epruittftw (8) - fort worth, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Ipa. Had in large bottle. Perfect ipa with spicy food. Had great hop aroma with no after taste that some ipas leave. A top5 ipa for sure.
Hop_Hedonist (111) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Always wanted to try this - finally - supremely balanced - quite a malt bite to it but lovely hop load - wish I could get a regular dose here in Oz....! But our Hop Hog just beats it for me.
Maarten1993 (76) - - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome blond beer. Great smell, very complex. Rich, deep taste. Absolute not watery. Very nice.
Thudstrum (17) - - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A recent fave. All bottles. Limited head, crystal clear and amber color. Strong hop bite with great hop smell. Well balanced.
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BeerGuy84 (12) - - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tropical fruit aroma. Nice tight bubbles on the head with good lacing. Golden amber with a slightly bready taste to help back up the plentiful hops.
Gorgosh (222) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det är sådana här tillfällen som gör att det pliktskyldiga provandet av hinkvis med undermålig lager plötsligt känns värt besväret. När en smak verkar stannar kvar i munnen och minnet för all evinnerlighet vill man låta det förbli så tills hungern eller törsten tvingar en att skölja bort hela härligheten. I bästa fall med en ny klunk Sculpin, men troligast med...ja, tyvärr...ännu en lager.
Gridfather (23) - - NOV 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
9/21/13 Butcher and the Boar, Downtown Minneapolis. Aroma of hops. Light copper in color. Starts smooth and finishes hoppy. Probably not hoppy enough for hopheads but all I taste is hops. OK at best .
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