skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
On tap at Petco Park Ballast Point cart. Pours a amber with little head. aroma is of light citrus and some pine, with a little bready malts. flavor is bitterly hopped with fresh cut pine, grapefruit rinds, bready malts, and some caramel. Has a medium body with a nice creamy mouthfeel and a dry, bitter, long finish. overall, a nice ipa from BA that is a nice beer to drink while watching the padres. Erasmus_ro (2905) - Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Tap @ Schmick & McCormick’s Seafood Restaurant, Las Vegas 17/04/12. Pours a bright amber with a large, off-white head. Aroma is strongly hoppy with pine and passion fruit. Taste is much of the same with some caramel backbone. The bitterness is very stiff, which is excellent. Had it with some seafood starters. Excellent. bytemesis (8219) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
The appearance is classic amber, with little head, which makes for an easy pour. Definite pine and citrus in the aroma. The initial taste is smooth, with strong pine and weak citrus notes. Unfortunately for me, what comes right behind the initial taste is the aftertaste, which is high on bitter and low on appeal. This is a very drinkable beer, but does not rate with the best in my mind. cheap (5792) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
Looks fairly viscous in a glass from a bottle. Good head, somewhat creamy. Nice sweeter flowery hoppy aroma, but mild dull olfactory. First swig is what else but chewing green bitter grapefruit rinds maximus. There ya go, same with the extended finsh. Sometimes I think I’m starting to get to like ipa but this is a reminder of the awfully annoying style. If you like ipa, go for it. kaser (6213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pours orange with minimal white head that goes away quick. Fruity and citrus aroma. Piney floral and orange peel taste. Bitter and hoppy. Love it. Top notch IPA
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Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Taste is grapefruit, hay, grass and citrus. Really balanced and just a fantastic IPA. jkwalking05 (4731) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Copper in color and cloudy with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of pineapple, mango and caramel. Taste is of tropical fruit, citrus and caramel. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle from Market Street. Pours a rich copper color with a thin white head. The aromas are grapefruit, grass, bread. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and has a light body and good carbonation. Cheers! ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
A: Pours a hazy copper color, with a soapy two finger off white head. Slightly above average head retention/lacing.
S: Nothing too groundbreaking. Mixture of citrus/piny hops and bready maltiness. On the other hand, it’s pretty strong, even more than usual.
T: The flavor is mostly pine-centric hoppiness clustered on the back end. There’s an increase in grapefruit notes after about 10 sips, subtly hinting to some nice hop complexity. Still, the lacking balance (there is a malt presence on the opening, just not enough) and slight medicinal soapiness of the hop profile are a bit offputting (though not deal breaking).
M: Medium bodied, slightly syrupy, high carbonation, very sticky, drying hop finish. Textbook west coast IPA.
O: Decent, but the soapy hop profile mars its drinkability some. Well worth a try, especially fresh, but there are better IPAs on the market (perhaps including BP’s very own Sculpin? Damnit, another beer to put on the wants list...)
Anova167 (368) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pours crystal clear dark orange. Aroma is dank hops and citrus. You can definitely smell the Columbus hops here. The flavor is pretty bitter but with a bready malt note. There is a resin pine flavor as well. Much prefer their Sculpin.