pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 bomber...poured a muddy dark orange-brown with a thick white head. i really liked the appearance of this one....aroma had a pretty strong citrus and hop profile, flowery as well....taste is really where this beer took off for me. very grapefruity, yet so smooth, and even a small hint of sweetness. there was very little bitterness to it at all. all in all, i like hopslam slightly better but this one holds up extremely well. i totally recommend this IPA.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn Im glad my father travels. Aroma is resiny pine hops. Pours a deep hazy copper, with a large, everlasting, rounded, foamy head that leaves lace rings. Flavor is bitter hops with a mild hint of caramel sweetness poking through in a valiant attempt to balance things. This IPA is verging on Douple IPA territory, in my opinion. Well Done. More AleSmith products are going on my wish-list.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeĺ, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade with Puddintane (fantastic extra!!) Encapsulates most of what I love in an American-style IPA. Huge cascade nose, with lychees and flowery subnotes. Slightly opaque coppery colour with tight rocky white head that when deflated leaves frothy lacing. Noticeable caramel malt sweetness and rose petal and orange flavours counter the piney fresh green hops and biting bitterness that is softened by the exquisitely gentle mouthfeel. A better example of what bottle-conditioning can do for a beer you’ll be hard pressed to find. Seductively easy to drink.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been meaning to try this for a while and finally got a chance to pick it up. Copper orange body, creamy beige head. Big hoppy nose. Big bold hoppy flavor, supported by caramel malts. Bitter. What more can I say about this? A really well-crafted IPA, really tasty, and drinks more like a double.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Naven. Amber color. Smell of malt, hops, caramel, grapefruit, cinnamon, pine, zest and a little pepper. Taste of the same but even better. Everything was evenly balanced out. Not too strong nor weak. What a great IPA!
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this beer is a very well put together IPA. A ridiculous helping of hops give way to a subtle citrus aroma. The taste is very hoppy and may be a little underbalanced. A crisp, delightful finish to a truly great beer
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 A nice well balanced hop character to this beer. Bitter but not overpowering. This bottle lacked the true citrus and pine aromas and flavors I was expecting. Will have to try another bottle for sure..
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Nice, not very pungent, grapefruit aroma. flavor is of grassy bitter hops.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber body with a creamy, off-white head, lasting cover, some lace. The aroma is freash citrus hops and caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet, slightly bitter, with lots of caramel and grapefruit and a clean yeast profile. Medium body with a slightly chewy texture and a bitter finish. Well made, but too much caramel sweetness for my tastes.
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! After a long hiatus from my style of choice I come back to my roots and understand why I love IPAs! This beer was near perfect. Beautiful hazy orange pour with a 2 finger white head. Aroma of earthy hops and nothing else. Taste was all hops with a little malt background to just balance the citrusy hop bitterness. My eyes water when I think about this beer...not just because of how good it is but how bitter.