Smithld1 (349) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2017 fletchfighters (1604) - - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-- Poured a clear, light orange amber color. Bright white one finger head. Great staying power to the head. Even better with swirling as got two fingers of head. Nice fluffy head that when recedes leaves lots of spotty and soapy lacing. Nice.
S-- Break this down two ways. In the bottle got a lot of bubblegum in the nose. Very vibrant smell. In the glass a lot of tropical sorbet. Peach, lime, guava, orange and soft grapefruit. in the glass it is slightly muted. Not as fresh as the bottle nose.
T-- Forward pine, grapefruit and orange bitterness, though getting slightly muted due to the age of the beer. Still shows flashes of what this can be.
M-- Medium feel and medium carbonation. Not as oily as it should be and showing lots of overripe orange, pine and grapefruit. malt backbone makes appearances in the feel as a good amount of toffee are well balanced with the fruits. Good citrus sorbet finish but it is showing it’s age.
O-- It’s old. Say that up front. Perfectly serviceable though. Shows flashes of what it was and that is more than enough. hides the alcohol well and something that would work in a big way in this climate. if Australia got fresh Big Eye watch out. Shows its age in the feel so the downgrade. Otherwise a world class IPA
Fantastic beer no doubt. Smells great, hoppy and smooth. Tastes a bit like the sea. ZacM612 (869) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Draft at Ballast Point. Hoppy, but with more malt backbone. Hints of caramel like a Vienna lager. Hops are piney and resinous, but a little overshadowed. george_sanchez (38) - - NOV 4, 2017
Love this beer, even more than their sculpin. Clear centenial hop, but moderately balanced. Pours amber gold in colour, highly floral. What you would expect from a big hop IPA yy0pp (1634) - - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma - Malt, mango, passion fruit, resin, grass. Taste - Bitter, light sweetness, grapefruit, malt, candied fruit, pine. Heidbummer (976) - SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Taster, Brewpub. Amber, thin head. Surprisingly malty for an IPA, quite sweet. Good balance, drinkable.
hamilton_w (280) - - SEP 30, 2017
Caramel and tropical fruit aroma. Medium rocky off-white head, Half-clear amber color. Medium sweet and heavy bitter. Medium body, bitter aftertaste. Bosco (356) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Ruby red amber, voluminous head and thick lacing.
Caramel, burnt toast, tobacco, bitter from start to the wash.
Yet another great brew from Ballast Point.
$9.99/multi six pack 12oz can. Binny's, River Forest, IL cmacklin (1371) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2017
355ml can. Pours a hazy orange with a medium, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, peach, orange, grapefruit and light pine needles. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, peach, grapefruit, orange peel and pine needles with a dry, bitter grass finish. Medium to full body with
an oily texture and average carbonation. Nice. OminouSC2 (966) - Mora, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2017
Orange color, large beige head. Aromas of malt, citrus, caramel, soap and grass. Medium bitter taste with grass, bread, resin and herbs. David Mertz (1) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 Very good beer. Not too piney. El Barrio serves a nice tap. Birthday growler.