Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Pours a little on the light side but otherwise amber. Head dissipates pretty rapidly leaving some good lacing.
S: Aroma is very fruity. Appricot... orange are the big players. Some hops but lighter.
T: Subtle fruit notes. A little bit of fruit. A little bit of malt. The bitterness seems to overwhelm the other notes and fade quickly leaving a dull bitterness.
P: Carbonation is a little aggressive. Decent flavor development.
I was so excited to try this beer! Great ratings.... picture of a sculpin (my wife totally takes care of them at the aquarium!) IPA, Ballast Point!!! But this beer was pretty disappointing. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. A little uncontrolled... doesn’t bring anything special to the table. The Big Eye IPA and the Calico Amber were way way better. I have a growler of this bad boy in the fridge so I will see if it gets better.
Bottled w/ drink by date at 7/11/2013
Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great IPA. This is how an IPA should be. Fabulous beer. Very mourish. Dorado is even better.
Rask0lnikov (628) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Golden yellow colour. Medium white head. Lots of apricots, tea and citrusses in the aroma. Apricots, tea, citrusses in the taste. Citrussy, slightly sweet, apricoty finish. Apricots and bitterness in the aftertaste. Rather light bodied, very well drinkable IPA.
CRock (174) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not gonna lie, I find this to be very similar to their Grunion Pale Ale. But it’s a very smooth IPA - it has the characteristic bitterness from an IPA but it’s light like a Pilsner.
Rviolante (2) - - JUL 23, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
love everything about this beer, one of the best IPA's around, had it on tap at the BP location in Little Italy San Diego
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, caramel, pine needles. Tastes bitter with some sweetness. Bitter finish, dry mouth feel.
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Clear golden coloured with a white head. N: Bready, grapefruit T: Grapefruit, papaya, mango O: Nice, but some harsh bitterness.
nilsas (3309) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Citrus og honning.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Citrus og honning.
Hvor: Melkebaren, Sandnes, med Gorm.
Medium: Tapp@100ml, ABV@7%, Når@20.16.2016
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours amber with a resilient white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Finish is bitter with the same flavors. Medium body, average carbonation.
NORSAND (73) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great bottle. Pours with a lovely golden colour. White, medium lasting head.
Nose: A very hoppy nose with lots of pine tree and citrus.
Taste: Almost soft, fruity arrival with quite rich carbonation. Immediately followed by a grapefruity, long lasting bitterness. Fruity, fresh and bitter. In the exit the malt appears, with notes of nice caramel mixing into the hoppy bitterness. A very good IPA but rather on the bitter side for my taste.
zubblwump (44) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Beautiful clear amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells strongly of fresh pine. Pleasant steady bitter taste without the highs and lows I get from some. Citrus comes through as it warms. Crisp fresh mouth feel with healthy carbonation. This is a really good IPA!