bhensonb (11918) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Strong mixed aroma of citrus and pine. No room for malt. Golden amber color with a frothy white head. It laces a little. Thin to medium body. Mild carbonation that turns creamy. The flavor is strong citrus, with a lesser amount of evergreen resin, and some malt sweetness lurking about. You have to focus to notice the malt. Thereís fruit in the finish, but Iíd say more grapefruit than stone fruit. Mild heat. Nice enduring grapefruit. Itís a good one. Could stand up to some IIPAs. Made my millenium. Damn. A surge of sweet malt just snuck in. Looks like it will vary with time. Cool.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange pour with off white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is nice mix of hops, citrus and some grassy notes. Flavor is sweetness and hops...peaches as well.
degrassi (30) - cypress, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank it out of a bottle before work the other day, probably should have actually sat down and enjoyed it. Strong in hops as soon as you pop the top. Letís you know what to expect, and doesnít let you down. A very nice IPA.
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a clear, orange amber with a few suspended particles. Thick off-white head and thick lacing. Nose is simple enough, citrus and floral hops with a sweet maltiness. Flavor is hoppy, yet not overly aggresive. Citrus and florals go well with the malt presence. I expected more flavor intensity, but this is still a pleasant and top notch IPA.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. like a milder version of yulesmith in its uniqueness. some grapefruit and licorice, apple, berry, citrus, and lots of hops. some vanilla, so freakin awesome.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried at the brewery, while buying some Decadence. Nice hoppy aroma. Mild carbonation from draft. Burnt yellow color. Grassy nose and taste. Veery drinkable.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a murky amber color with lots of floating sediment and a thick off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with a strong pine nose to it. Flavor is nice and hoppy, with hints of grapefruit and a bitter pine finish to it. Another top-notch offering from Alesmith.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Poured amber with a lot of head. Smell is awesome, lots of citrus notes and hops. Taste is hoppy and pretty rich for an IPA.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i am so mad this was the first bottle of "bad" beer iíve gotten, the conditioning must have gone awry because there was no carbonation, so the beer ended up being horribly unbalance without any bubbles, iíll judge how i can though, and how iíd imagine it taste
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think I want to try another bottle of this, in hopes the one I had was "aged" or not stored properly. It was too fluffy for me, I felt like I was drinking a marshmellow. Note: not a marshmellow beer, but actually like a melted overly sweet cloying a little marshmellow. Anyway, pour was goldenish. Nose was mild hops with a fair share of malt as well. Taste was barely IPA at all, just the fore mentioned marshmellow. Now dont get me wrong, I like marshmellow, just not in my ipa.