Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Firestone Walker tulip. Big thanks again to mfavoino (Matt) for sending this my way.
A: Pours a clear golden orange color with a thick white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving behind sticky sheets of lace.
S: Pale malt sweetness, dried grass, little bursts of citrus fruit and a little pine on the back end as well.
T: More piney bitterness than the nose, but the same pale malt sweetness comes through. Grassy and little less citrus as well.
M: Light bodied with a nice, medium carbonation level with a sweet malt finish.
O: A little maltier than I would have liked, but this was easily drinkable and the flavors blended nicely together.
Serving type: bottle
JorgeLee (770) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in NYC. I was quite excited about trying this one. For an IPA, quite a yellowy gold colour, bubbly head, some initial carbonation. Hoppy aroma, pine and woody, maybe oak, some slight hint of a quality furniture shop (in a good way). Taste is quite bitter, medium finish. It’s very nice, but I didn’t seem to get the depth or complexity of hop aromas one might expect from a 100 rated beer. Maybe I should try this sometime blind, or on tap, or not look at ratings here before trying! Very good, just don’t get the very high score.
VictorStr (406) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
[US West Coast Trip 2013] Slap me in the face and call me.... Ja ja hur som helst. Aroman, ja? Omänskligt bra, fruktig, humlig, frisk. Smaken är också den underbar. Mycket bra balanserad och den rinner ned genom strupen som flytande bebis rumpa ! Det här är bra !
Holmen1 (1187) - NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske fra polet: hva mer kan man forlange av en APA? Denne har alt - en flott skumkorne som holder på smaken helt til bunns, aroma som frister og frister (Må bare ta en slurk til), smaksfylde som har alt man kan ønske seg av citrus, bær, tropiske lekkersaker, raffinert bitterhet, fast kontrollert av en lett karamellaktig maltsødme, og en ettersmak som varte til lenge etter at jeg var ferdig med dagens korrespondanse.
Alfadale (4) - mountain view, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
AleSmith is light golden orange in color. Citrus and pine nose. Low bitterness. Pairs with aged cheese very well! Smooth and well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Zer0 (84) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at beertemple. Pours clear golden. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is smooth grapefruit and citrus. Very refreshing. Awesome
Valgreen (52) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at unibaren, 15 / 6 2013. Clear orange, small white head. Beautiful aroma of hops and sweet malts, fruity piney grapefruit. Taste, well balanced, grapefruit piney, malty, just lovely. Great mouth feel. One of the best IPA’s I’ve ever had.
RogertheKid (58) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A must have IPA, most certainly one of the best I have ever had. I will stock up on this one
deadCATAtlanta (31) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours liquid gold. bites hard. too good.
Westmeister (990) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at EricTeusinks - Pours clear yellow. Big citrus bite, fruity, a tad piney and clean/crisp maltiness. The was certainly a top tier IPA. The balance was nice, it was bright and it damn drinkable.
christ0ph (13) - Hamar, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classical hop driven american IPA, full of "C hops" with a percistent two finger foam. Long finish. Buy it!