notalush (5708) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Woo doggie, this is one awesome IPA - Floral hops and sweet candy in the aroma - golden with a slight copper tint, decent lacework - BAM, extreme yet balanced attack of hops and malty sweetness on the palate - apricots, citrus (grapefruit) - tingly carbonation - some pine in the mix - a world-class IPA.
mice (171) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Miltei kirkas kuparinruskeaa hieman vaaleampi olut runsaalla ja pitkäkestoisella pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu eksoottisen hedelmäinen, karamellisen maltainen ja hieman häivähdyksenomaisesti ruohoinen. Maku samoin eksoottisen hedelmäinen, greippisen hapan sekä hieman havuinen ja taustalla häivähdys karamellista mallaspohjaa. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma, hiilihappoja vähäisesti. Pehmeää ja samettista, ei liian humaloitua ja varsin tasapainoista IPAa tässä saa nautiskella.
markextrae (3554) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from bottle, poured a light hazy golden colour with a white head, nose of crisp malts, tangerines, sweet orange, sweet tropical fruits, citrus, light pine notes, earthy crisp mouthfeel, without a overpowered bitterness. clean, sweet aftertaste. nice
degbert (1644) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. I’m not even going to break this one down. A good IPA is all about balance and harmony; it’s a Zen moment of suspension where bitterness, dryness, sweetness, and generosity meet in a single moment of carbonated satori. When perfect, it is extraordinary. When out of balance, it’s shite. There’s a lot more shite in the world than there is extraordinary. This, however, is extraordinary; one of only a handful of IPAs I’ve had where I said to myself, "Yeah, this is it. This is worth the hype." Go get yourself some.
ryanscourt (1357) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Outstanding flavor. Almost an imperial IPA. Balanced flavor and bitterness. Had at the brew pub
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. A clearish golden ale with a short lived white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, lime and melon. Flavor is loads of fruits: grapefruit, lemon, lime and melon. Finish is very bitter, with flavors of lemon, grapefruit, lime and...melon. Medium body, soft mouthfeel and average carbonation.
kidmartinek (4585) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Malt forward ipa but very citrusy with tangerine. Flavor has pine. Bitterness is high.
Just giving this one more attention because of the high acclaim... sacriledge, I know... Let’s see if it pans out... It’s completely cloudy and orange in colour. The head is 1/2: of frothy foam throughout the drink. The aroma ’has notes of’ "sounds nicer" malted caramel, citrus and pine. Its just too sweet with all that caramel for my non-American palate American.taste buds. This beer is great for America’s sweet tooth.6 on the aroma is really pushing it with all that sweetness. The forgettable palate cany be raised above 2. Tastes-wise, it’s hoppy, bitter and citrusy, all the cliches of an American IPA. I wanted to be a sheep with this one. My good taste just won’t allow me to inflate it any higher than originally rated.
jc1762 (612) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This will likely have to re-rated. I’ve had this before and do not recall it tasting like the following.
Bottle into a tumbler showing honey amber with a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows orange zest with a malt undertone.
The palate shows a lot of the same with a sharp IPA bitterness on the finish. Moderately carbonated and light bodied. Nothing terribly special.
Bygers (1143) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,75l. Pours a slighly hazy golde. colour with a big thick white head. Aroma of piney hop, pinapple and tangerine. Taste is piney hops & grapefruit with really nice bitterness & some biscuity malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerRenter76 (721) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally rated on 10/2/08. My first Ale smith product, i had to have these shipped in by finewinehouse.com, overall i was pleased with thier service. Anyway back to the IPA, the aroma was wonderful with hints of pine, citrus, apple, malts and some floral notes being present. Apperance was a cloudy deep copper colored body, mouthfeel was thick and chewy. Flavor was similar to aroma with apple, pine and citrus sharing the stage, and the finish was malty. Overall a very good IPA, that is certainly worth your time.
libertine (385) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a light orange amber with a thick white head that has great retention. Aroma has lots of tropical fruits and toasted malts. Flavor is much the same with a nice resinous back end. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lasting dry finish. This beer is good but IMO a little overrated.