NiklasT (38) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2017 Jamesthebrit (421) - 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
Apperance orange, slightly hazy. Lots of hops in the aroma, tropical fruit. Fantastic balance between fruitiness, sweetnes and bitterness. This is one of the classical west coast ipa’s and still one of the very best. Brettsky06 (443) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
Bright orange pour. Tropical fruit aromas, mostly mango. Taste is great the hops are crisp and juicy but yet bitter. Really good IPA jspencer78 (40) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2017
I’m not always a fan of IPAs particularly as American brewers have taken to trying to make them as bitter as possible but this is very tasty. Great summer ale with fruit aroma and crisp citrusy taste with a great hoppy fade. BreweryMonger30 (4) - - JUN 24, 2017 does not count
This pale ale has fresh pine and fruity with earty aroma and bitter aftertaste. RobBestwick (930) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Rich citrus, peach and mango aroma. Pours golden in colour with a frothy white head. Sharp bitter lemon flavour with some hints of peach/apricot. Medium to full bodied with a slick texture and moderate carbonation. Long bitter citrus finish with some warming alcohol.
pims (23) - - JUN 16, 2017
Clear gold appearance, with the nice citrus & herb taste and smell. Good (very) ipa Bricktop86 (847) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and apricot. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet. Samtzu (441) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a semi dark gold with white head. Passion fruit on the nose with subtle sweetness. Medium body with a strong initial bitterness which fades into a sweet malt palate. tricksta_p (4639) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2017
Bottle from a gas station near Reno, Nevada. Aroma is juicy hops, intense tropical fruits, grapefruit, soft biscuity malt, citrus, orange, some pine resin. Flavour is light to moderate sweet with a firm bitter finish. Body is medium. Amazingly balanced hoppy fruits basket, one of the finest if not the finest well-rounded example of the style I’ve enjoyed. ZodiacM (1160) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Prachtige IPA: bitter, hoppig, fruitig, sterke, volle smaak. En een lange bittere fruitige nasmaak. Topper!