esp0r (2459) - - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Finally, the famous Alesmith IPA. It pours copper hazy with a big beige head. Smells of citrus zests, alot of pine, dust, malts and spices. Medium sweet, nice malt body, fruity and very woody. Heavy bitter, quite resiny accompanied with citrus zests, pine and hints of herbal tea. A very pleasent IPA, extremely drinkable, nice pine domination in aroma and flavor. Mui bien
trapped (1652) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Draught 55. Slightly cloudy dark orange with small foamy off-white head, piney hops aroma, medium carbonation, smooth body, medium bitter finish. Smooth and balanced IPA.
Patrickctenchi (5200) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, light brown with a small white head.
Slightly bready, leafy aroma.
Resiny, piney....tropical flavours...caramel malt.
Some tea....leafy, resiny bitter...
aleksander9 (951) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with white head. Mango, resin, green, caramel and floral. Sweet, dry and fruity finish. Overall: hoppy!
tfredvik (1501) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aaahhh! Nothing like a fresh IPA! The bottle in front of me, that I bought from the supernaturally efficient Norwegian wine monopoly a couple of weeks ago, was bottled 24. April 2014. 24th of April last year! Thatís more than 1.5 years ago! I realise that itís a long way from San Diego to Oslo, but this is ridiculous! So, not surprisingly, the aroma is not as hoppy as Iíd hoped for. However, the aroma is actually quite inviting, and I get intriguing DIPA-like notes of overripe tropical fruits and sweet caramel. Pretty strong flavour of overripe grapefruit, ditto tropical fruits, especially peach, some pine and lots of caramel. The taste is light to moderate sweet and the long-lasting finish is moderate+ bitter. Mid-bodied, dry and with a moderate carbonation. I actually enjoyed this one very much, despite its old age. Tastes like a moderately hopped DIPA.
[65.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year 7 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Johnnyvelvet (19) - - NOV 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ Toronado. Medium head with light lacing. Body light amber and extremely clear. Aroma of light citrus, honey, and hops. Flavor is perfect. Light sweet maltiness with great citrus hop flavor. Medium carbonation. Great beer!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HopTsing (483) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the tap poured a clear brew with a nice white head. Malty aroma with hint of chocolate.
tia (1431) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Mekong. Dark golden with ample head and lacing. I get a perfumy nose plus some light pine. Flavor is a little tropical and antiseptic then bitter. The deScription sounded wonderful, but Iím not getting all of that.
FunkyF (586) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska frŚn Tychojames. Dimmigt gul med vitt skum. Fruktig och lite kryddig doft med ananas. Fruktig smak med cintennialkryddighet och balanserad beska.
Hallstein (351) - Skogn, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has tons of resinous grapefruit, pine and citrus. Flavor is really well balanced with still tons of grapefruit, citrus and pine. Bitterness and sweetness is amazingly well balanced in this IPA. A true benchmark.
BlazerT (339) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Golden, little hazy with huge, white, semi-densed head. Perfect head retention and lacing. Medium citrus hops aroma - grapefruit, orange with some light to medium fruity and floral accents. Some light caramel notes in the background. Taste is medium to high bitter broken by some light malty sweetness. Pretty well balanced. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, finish is semi-bitter and quite long. In overall pure, balanced and well made IPA. Beer mainly dominated by citrus hop, definetely worth a try.