ironcontra (450) - ATL, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2017 tmohr (39) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Hopping Pig, San Diego. Food pairing with braised bratwurst. Piney hoppy aroma, pleasantly bitter but not overwhelming. Good.
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Perhaps my expectations were set a little too high before hopping the pond; it's a good IPA but it's not exceptional, that said well-balanced, drinkable, grapefruit, hops are bitter but not in a lingering way, right amount of sweet. Perhaps will grow on me w time ZacM612 (799) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Draft at Ballast Point. Mostly clear, amber with a lacing head. Citrusy and piney. Great flagship IPA. Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 8, 2017
From Apr 2008
I got this bottle from South Bay D&L. Thanks Joey!
It pours a clear and very nice straw gold with a 2 finger head of foam. Plenty of lacing here as well. Very good head retention.
The smell is..whoah...the citrus hits my nose buds first but there's a lot of *other* things going on. Tropical fruit goes hand in hand with grapefruit and I can also smell some malty sweetness. Great nose...now, if I'll just point the glass away from my nose and point it towards my mouth. ;^)
First sip and what a treat. The grapefruit is there in big abundance as are flavours of apricot, peach, and oh yeah, mango; it has a huge presence here and boy does *that* ever work well. Wow. Just before the finish, I get a nice helping of pine but the finish itself, for me, returns to that darn tasty fruitiness that really hits my palate on just the right notes. Again, wow.
It has a near perfect mouthfeel for me and that's helped by a fairly light job of carbonation. Dang, I better slow down here, not because of the abv but because it's so damn tasty and I don't want to be looking at an empty bottle and glass! Yum!
Bottom line: Here's a world class IPA if I've ever tasted one. If you get the chance to try it, don't hesitate for one moment!! fombe89 (4013) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2017
Lata. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 01/11/2017IPARespek6 () - Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Color amarillo espuma blanca, aromas frutales y resinosos, sabot frutal notas a malta, caramelo ligeramente citrica cuerpo medio.
Great west coast IPA. I do have to say, I accidentally stumbled upon their Pineapple IPA and it has to be one of my favorite summer IPAs.
RexTalionis (3797) - FINLAND - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle. Darker orange, white head. Fruity and malty sweet on the nose. Mild malty and bitter taste. More fruitier towards the finish. And more bitter actually as well, which is nice.
This probably doesn't travel that well across the ocean. martinrumsam (586) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2017
Grapefruit aroma light white head. Clear golden appearance. Medium carbonation mellow initial taste finishing with moderate hop bitterness
A nice balanced non aggressive OPA Heidbummer (875) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Bottle in San Diego. Pours almost amber, foamy head. Malty aroma with a little citrus. Taste is well balanced hop, malt, citrus, booze. It's a standard for a reason. It's really good. One or two marks off for overcarbonation. Lowenbrau (4725) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2017
12fl oz can @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 10-10-2017.yy0pp (1616) - - OCT 8, 2017
Batch: 17006 12:16 SC 1472.
In short: nice resinous IPA.
Did I enjoy it: sure.
Pours hazy dark gold-orange with frothy white head. Moderate head retention, little lacing. Nose is herbal, citrusy, pine, resins, ripe fruit. Medium body, average carbonation, slick texture. Taste is bitter, herbal, resinous, some dry aftertaste. Good one, nice to find fine american IPA´s nowadays, in the days of hazy-juicy-whatever IPA´s. Ok, we have to say this, we heard about this one for so long, were eager to try it, but it was a bit dissapointing, Truly a good IPA, but like many others we have tasted.
On tap. Clear deep golden color with tiny white head. Aroma - Citrus hops, grapefruit, pine, tangerine, peach. Taste - Bitter, light sweetness, tropical marmelade, malt, caramel, pine, grapefruit peel.