DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the pre-DLD party. Took me this long to finally get to an Alesmith. Pours a frothy head over a light pale ale color. Crisp, tasty hop smell and taste; not quite as fresh as the Odell’s IPA I just had, but that’s the luck of the draw. But there’s plenty of good piney resin to this lip-smacker, with a good backing of caramel malts. Worth the wait, and I’m watching out for another.
arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. One of the best! Pours a clear yellow with nice white head. Nose is orange and tangerine Nice lacing. The taste is medium bitter with some sweetness. Dry finish.
dbx540 (14) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
After a long hiatus I started out with this - its aggressive and full of flavour
jwenthold (2) - brown deer, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid ipa, citrus, almost a creamy orange hit up front, with bitterness right behind. Good stuff!
Damnation (6) - Rohnert Park, California, USA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Orange pour. Hoppy aroma. Crisp citrus flavor with a little bitter at the end. Very good single IPA.
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby hued liquid sprouts soapy white bubbles and decent lace. Smells dankly hoppy, a touch caramely. Not the freshest of hops, but I see what's going on. Hop bitterness backs against the caramel malts, finishes a tad bitter and piney. Solid.
williamstome (752) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour, big foamy head. Beautiful. Aroma of citrus and resin. Bitter and crisp flavor. Lots of grapefruit and some grassy notes.
Beaver (1218) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, bottled on 1/6/14. Pours clear light copper with a big frothy off white head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt, tropical fruit and dank piney hops.
The flavor is sweet bready caramel malts with tropical fruits and a lot of dank resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly spritzy carbonation.
Overall, a very solid IPA.
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 7.25%. Fat grapefruit hop aroma with a little bread. Hazy amber colour. Good stable whitish head. The flavour starts off quite bitter, clean grapefruit. Also has a good fruity hoppiness. Flavourful and well-balanced.
Bamsen78 (2409) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very slightly hazy amber with stable off-white head. Intense, hoppy flavour, with subtle notes of grass. Bitter, very hoppy flavour, with notes of grass and pronounced citric touches. Lingering, hoppy aftertaste. Very good, but just mainstream.. Still, good.
kathouse (809) - Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 01/14. Very nice hoppy bouquet of white fruits, pine, and flora. Partly cloudy orange body with fair white foam. Typical West Coast flavors. Mix of bitterness, citrus and pine. The finish is better than average though. Dry, smooth with some residual sweetness.