This 7.0% ABV India Pale Ale is from the Ballast Point Brewing Company of San Diego, California. The beer pours amber and copper in color. It has a short head of thick off-white foam. The aroma is pleasantly hop forward, lots of tropical fruit, mango, some citrus, and a touch of pine sap. The taste follows the aromas, tropical, mango, tea with lemon, with a quite bitter, but still smooth, finish. IPA lovers, this one is worth finding!
Tasted again in 2016, new bottle artwork, new IPA glass, but still drinking fine: