Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer from Alesmith. Everything in balance and nothin extreme. A good beer to start as you warm up to the yulesmith !
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2010 well rounded hop aroma, fresh and sweet. amber/gold, thick clean white fluffy head. piney and soft, long bitter finish. 041610 Finally drank another bottle and I expect this to be more fresh. Bursting with pineapple and piney greatness finishes fairly dry and clean, a touch of new vinyl.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours cloudy apricot light tan dissipating head. aroma of citrus, hops, but rather mild. flavor of hops, pine, citrus. smooth non-bitter finish. not bad, but not a bullseye. much too mild for a great ipa.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Via trade from tertons. Golden hazy poor witha thick frothy beige head, nice lacing. Aromas are extreme of hops, cascade to be exact, citrus, pepper, caramel, pine, pears, sea salt, vanilla, fresh ground malts... again very hoppy. Nice IBU (guessing around 100), sweet, very bitter, creamy, medium body... starts somewhat salty and finished on the sweet side all while keeping a nice long lasting hoppy bitterness. Nice flavor explosion. Added citrus greatness and lots of pepper, very spicy, spruce... Just an all around great IPA. Definitely up there with the best.
GMCC2181 (1557) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Wow! Awesome smell of citrus and pine hops right away. Golden orange color with a great head. Taste is just as it smelled. Citrus/pine flavored hops. Floral sweetness. But well balanced. Great bitteness but not offensive... Extremely smooth. Soft on the palate which makes it so easy to drink. It just sits in your mouth....perfectly. Simple but great IPA. I only wish this was available in my area. I cant even imagine how amazing this must taste on tap at the brewery! So easy to drink. I wish I could give the texture/palate a ten. I like drinking it on the warmer side (50-55 degrees) Everything I ever wanted in a beer...All other IPA’s and beers will be compared to this, only to be let down. This is the perfect beer, reasonabley priced, widely available (not in my area) not a one off/limited beer. Thanks to every one who has sent me this beer...
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of resiny hops and citrus. Taste is also malty and somewhat spiced.. Malts take a back seat to hops. Mouth is light with some carbonation. Appears copper and has a white lacing head. Finish is not as bitter as would be expected. A nice brew.
dmac (4849) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from adrian910ss, thanks Adrian. Pours a slightly hazy orangey amber with an average size frothy white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and slight grapefruit. Medium bodied that leaves a creamy mouthfeel and finishes slightly bitter. Flavor is alcohol, malts, bread and slight citrus hops. This is like the fifth IPA I have had in the last few weeks that has passed it’s prime. The hops in this beer faded quicker then Rudy Guiliani’s presidential possibilities.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a wonderful cloudy amber/orange color with big carbonation which produces a decent head and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is resiny, orange peel, grapefruit, floral and carmelly sweet. Flavor is a wonderful combination of NW hops and caramel roasted barley. Has a nice hop bite but not as overdone as many California IPAs. Big sticky texture, finishes long and piney bitter. This would be my every day beer if I could get it!
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to LeopoldStoch, thanks for hooking me up Brandon. Pours a clear golden-copper color with a thick, rocky off-white head that left great lacing. Aroma of spicy pine and resin with nice citrus (grapefruit) back. Opens up with a nice citrus flavor and some malty sweetness that leads into a piny, resiny hop hit that fades slowly and lingers with some more citrus and fruity undertones. Feels great on the palate, just the right amount of carbonation and hop bitterness. Definitely a first class beer, thanks again for the bottle Butters, I appreciate it.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is citrusy, floral and light airy yeasts. Flavor is citrus, huge, in your face floral hops, light fruits, a balancing malt spine, so damn good. A big ass beer for being only 7.25%. Im a hophead at heart, but you tell me. Could this brewery have a more fitting name?