mstrcrwly (244) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
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 iíve ever had..most people expect a west coast IPA to be just hop,hop,hop..but thatís not the case here...Ballast Point outdid themselves on this one..would drink this every day if i could..
mbfrease20 (2) - Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is freaking great. Strong hoppy flavor, nice bite in the middle of the taste, and smells wonderful! This is a must drink beer!
eaglefan538 (2865) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ticked this before but never rated. Not sure why. Iíve had cases before and two kegs of it. Funny how that happens. Pour is orange in color, always a nice generous white to off-white colored head, solid retention, some ringed lacing too. The aroma is citrus, pine, tropical fruits, faint spicey notes. Flavor follows, grapefruit rind-like bitterness, the tropical, peachy lighter fruits (berries even?) all do wonders for this thing. Darn, this thing is beautifully bitter at the same time. Full body, moderate carbonation. A delight, a studly IPA, among my top 3 or 5 area-obtainable IPAs in life.... ever....
fr5ed (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an amazing, clean, crisp, complex, delicious IPA. Full spectrum of hop aromas and flavors: pine resin, melon, pineapple, orange, lemon grass along with a slight sweet malty base.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Got this beer for a gift. Aroma is a citrusy hoppy scent. Wow very hop forward, nice blend of citrus and tropical fruit. Love this Ipa!!
88DrawTap (13) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Malt aroma w/hints of mango. Taste has bitterness, followed by malt, followed by hop taste of orange/grapefruit awesomeness. Carbonation is a little much on the tongue. Color is yellow with orange hues and is brilliantly clear.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I know that we are not to rate on style, but purely on if we like it. Too bad. Even though I am not a fan of west-coast hop bombs, I must say that this is one of the best highly-hopped brews out there. Lots of apricot and citrus. Amazing aroma. Hard to find, but worth the search. Did I mention the aroma? Wow.
Mattmcc42 (11) - - MAY 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Crisp citrus and pine hops balanced perfectly with not overly sweet malt. Possibly my new favorite IPA. Damn fine beer.
ToddAA (4) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste is an explosion of tropical fruits with pine and earthy grassy flavors .
All the complex flavors are balanced eqaully.
Silky smooth mouthfeel. Delicious.
SeaneeRo66 (4) - Seven Fields, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a fantastic IPA, one of the few that holds its own with Pliny the Elder. The combo of a smooth IPA with the fruit notes make for a great finish. Make it a point to try this beer
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