egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 Poured a dark golden color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of more resiny pine tropical fruits, citrus fruits, caramel malts, and floral hops. Taste of toffee malts, citrus fruits, light malts, grapefruit, and a dry bitter light alcohol finish. 7837 (6) - Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2007 does not count
Got it on tap at the Brewery.
In the past year or two I feel I have been hit over the head w/ 100+ ibu beers. OK, we get it. But this grapefruit bomb scales back a little (but not too much) to give me a beer that is a little more manageable than a 10% abv hangover-in-a-bottle. This is REALLY good beer. Great flavor! hapjydeuce (1005) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 On tap at the Ballast Point brewery, and updated rating from the new bottle version. I am super stoked to see them bottling this great IPA now! Very clear gold with minimal white head that laces nicely. Tap version has a more sturdy appearance. Fantastic floral aroma seeping with hops, it makes my mouth water! Grapefruit, pine needles and orange rind in the aroma as well. Citrus and resiny hops are all over the flavor, balanced extremely well with the biscuity malt undertones. Finishes with long lasting bitterness and notes of peppery ginger spice and rye. Crisp and easy drinking. Awesome West-Coast IPA, one of my favorites of all to boot! jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
on tap-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus lemon-hops (amarillo). Taste is citrus lemon-hops (Amarillo), faint medium malt. OK carbonation. lb4lb (2628) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2008
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Bottle shared by MiguelMandingo. Thanks
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2008
Pours a clear honey amber color with a nice strong citrusy smell of grapefruit and perhaps pine. Tropical fruitiness.
Taste is fruity, crisp, clean, lightly bitter and citrus rind like with a dry finish. Bursting with lots of tropical fruits and citrusy grapefruit in the flavor. Medium bodied with prickly carbonation. Refreshing and very drinkable. One of the Best IPA’s I’ve ever had.
22. Thanks, Foolish_Mortal! BP’s usual cool label happening, that’s for sure. Pours a crystal clear, coppery medium amber with a towering, sudsy white head and plenty of lace down the side. Rich orange and mango nose...soooo citric and hop-oily. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Piney bitterness starts to emerge out of the mid-palate, under a lovely soft and sweet wash of peach, mango, apricot, and orange. Mild, crackery, piney finish. Delicious, sweet, and refreshing. Awesome IPA. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2008
Pours copper with a rocky white head. Smells of perfume, citrus, pine. Tastes of sweet malt with lots of brilliant pine elements. Mouthfeel is full with a sage like finish. Excellent! GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2008 Pours a bright golden amber with a dense head that shows very good retention and excellent lacing. Hops, hops, and more hops. Initial blast of resiny hops with major citrus aromas of grapefruit and lemon. This is what an IPA should smell like. Resiny, piny hop bitterness is the dominant taste with a definite lemony, grapefruit flavor. I get only the slightest bready malt flavor but enough to balance the massive hoppiness. Medium mouthfeel with a nice carbonation that shows up prickly on the tongue with the hop bitterness. Goes down smooth with the right balance of bitterness. For me, this is what all West Coast IPAs should aspire to be and is one of the most drinkable IPAs I’ve tasted. I would go well out of my way to get a hold of this one. thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Ordered this beer from South Bay Drugs and Liquor. Thanks Joey!
This is probably my favorite IPA and I’ve only had it twice. It poured a nice thick off white head and it has a beautiful golden color. The smell is just exceptional, above and beyond any other IPA I have ever had. Smells floral, grassy, piney, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Just all sorts of things going on in the smell and this translates directly into the taste. It tastes nice and hoppy, similar to the smell, and it also has a nice malty sweetness then a lingering, pleasant bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is pretty good and the drinkability is amazing. This is really the best IPA I have had to date and I will definitely try to get some more in the future. Highly recommended! mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 22 oz. bottle shared with DuffmanSW while brewing a Centennial single-hop IPA. Pours a clear bronze/copper with low carbonation and a small off-white head with decent lacing. Light bready malt aroma with an abundance of citrusy/pine hops typical of the west coast style. Initial flavor mimics the aroma, light maltiness with lingering bitter/dry hop finish. Light to medium palate with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. From beginning to end, it’s really all about the hops.