JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber beer, thin off-white head. Sweet hoppy aroma, with strong citrus, grapefruit and a mango/pineapple tropical fruitiness. Very fruity flavour with the sweet malts accenting the sweet fruity hops producing a juicy tropical character. Long sweet orange, mango and grapefruit flavour on the back with just a touch of resin. Nice brew.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
appearance. amber orange color, small white head.
Pine, orange peel, grapefruit in the aroma.
not overly bitter but with a good hop bite. Resiny pine goodness flavor.
This is the kind of thing I wish was readily available. Good stuff.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark malt sweetness carries a significant hop load- pine, citrus, peach all mingle in this well constructed IPA. Very nice- but not the best IPA.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now this is another nice IPA. Pours out a nice deep orange, yellow color with a nice beige head. Aroma is very hoppy with grassy, grapefruit notes throughout. Flavor is very nice, although i was hoping for a bit more hoppiness to it. Other than that, this was a great brew.
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle thanks to Larry Pitonka, pours into a Trappist glass. Pours a golden orange color with massive sediment flakes and a slightly tanned head. Huge malty and citrus aroma with a massive hop presence. The flavor is just solid in every way. Almost seems like a IIPA flavor with the huge malt up front, moving into a very well balanced pine and citrus hop note that’s as smooth as silk gliding over the palate and down the throat. Ending on a vanillay hop note, this is one damn, DAMN good IPA. Thank Alesmith!!!!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet floral citrus hop flavors burst out of this beer. As soon as you crack the cap it just fills the air with its smell. Very well built IPA that really strikes a nice balance of flavor and bittering hops. Often I forgot I was drinking an IPA, this feels like an imperial ipa at times, but the floral character of the hops made sure the bitterness never felt overwhelming.
pantanap (3366) - 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) - Umeå, 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.