brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Pours a beautiful hazy, sunset orange color with a finger length off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick lacing around the glass. Nice carbonation which tells me this will be a refreshing ipa. Smells of resinous fruits like grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and pineapple. Also get some pine and like a bubblegum smell from the sweet malts. Taste is very much like it smells. starts with the resinous fruits such as pineapple and tangerine. Then in the middle there is a great balance of malt: get bready flavors as well as a creamy carmel sweetness. Then the finish is an incredible blend of the sweet, carmely malts and the resinous hop qualities. Get a prominent bubblegum flavor, as well as hints of pineapple, pine, grapefruit, and lemon. The bitterness gets more astringent as it goes through the flavor profile; however, the sweet and bready malts also get more prominent on the finish, so there is a nice balance at the end. A nice dry, crisp, clean finish. Medium body with a creamy and crisp mouthfeel. Wish I could get this more often. Just an incredible IPA.
Beersiveknown (3453) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from brewdog
3months old.hazy pale amber with beige-white lacing. Fruity orange pith and toffee on the nose. Fairly sweet, citrus juice, big burst of mango rind, pithy bitterness, full bodied, moderate carbonation, plenty of pithy, grapefruit and mango.
fkoolen (390) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden ale, big white creamy head which is beautifully stable. Clean hoppy nose, citrus fruity and piny. Nicely crisp and bitter hops that keep building up (!) in the aftertaste: piny, grassy, citrusy, orange zest tones. Good malty backbone, not too present but nicely soft and sweet, giving this ale a firm body and delivers the hoppiness. Dry, even a bit tard finish with beautiful hop tones: one of the best aftertastes I’ve had. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.
atrox (242) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear, golden colour, big white head. Sweet, malty aroma with tons of fruits, especially citrus fruits. Taste is different. It’s dry with some sweet notes. Also floral and fruity notes. Medium, short bitterness.
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Golden with two finger head. Light/Medium body with excellent hops. Well balanced with quite a bit of hop flavors. Medium bitterness.
angelkostvo (723) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light orange colour, 2 fingers white head. Aroma of mango, peach, pineapple, caramel, bread, honey, flowers. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Pineapple flavour. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Probably the best IPA I have had.
sammyboyy (45) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good american IPA. Superbe texture, odeur alléchante. Goût pile dans le style, pas super fruité, amertume moyenne. Belle longueur en bouche en douceur.
Bonne IPA de tous les jours.
Shark_Pants (305) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful clear amber colour with excellent long lasting fluffy off-white head. Heady and inviting aromas of pine, resin, citrus and sweet malts. The taste is nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. The citrus is apparent upfront and then the pine and resin really kick in leading to a very enjoyable lengthy dry finish. Clean and crisp. This is a very special IPA and I’m not normally a big IPA drinker.
Rock_Buffalo (22) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When the Ale Smith IPA rushes into your glass, you are assailed with a lush citrus aroma that tantalises, with only a hint of the strength of the ale. The head, once settled is a smooth foam of ivory clouds resting serenely on the surface of what is a very impressive ale. The first taste if this valiant effort by Ale Smith may result in you rushing back to the shop to buy more, as it's rich flavour of citrus, hops and acidic resin wraps your tastebuds like a velvet glove. Try it today.
mR_fr0g (4186) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Shep’s Bush. Crystal clear golden coloured pour with a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is lovely orange cirrus, tropical fruit, mango, lychee, tangerine. Flavour is really Clean base malts, punchy orange tangerine hop, grassy tropical hop. Uber smooth and drinkable. Palate is medium light, slightly sticky resinous on the tongue. Assertive clean citrus bitterness.
Edsohsmith (2) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well balanced. Not too bitter, not too sweet. An everyday UP A from a great brewery.
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