tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It smells very hoppy, with some citrus fruits and metallic. It tastes very similar with a dry and bitter finish and medium body. Its also very sweet, almost a caramel sweetness. There is definitely some alcohol in there, noticeable in the flavor more than the aroma.
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. First bottle was delicious - everything I expect in an IIPA but with a very pleasing sweet malt contrast to the bitterness - for whatever reason its yeast qualities reminded me of the best of Rogue’s beers. Second bottle was compromised somehow - or my taste buds were off - but this is a delicious beer. Wish both bottles had been as tasty as the first.
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - OCT 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foggy, light amber with a head resembling stiff egg whites. Lacing hugs the sides nicely. I wish they would extend the appearance rating from 5 to 10 so I could give it a 9. Floral nose and citrus on the tongue with alcohol coming through dry at the end. Plain malts with a slight honey flavor.
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light amber. Nice creamy head with long duration also in mouth. Direct hoppy aroma.Bitter. Too bitter without big complexity. smoothy.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am terribly confused. I got a bottle of this expecting a double IPA, but it tasted nothing of the sort. It was very Belgian tasting. It had a kind of floral aroma, but mostly caramel and yeast. The flavor was quite yeasty and sweet, similar to Horny Devil actually. Is there some chance I got the wrong beer? Is there another Yulesmith beer that Alesmith makes? It’s the same bottle as shown. I love Alesmith IPA, but if I’m judging this as an IIPA, I couldn’t give it much over a 3, but if it was something else, surely higher. I’ll try and find it again and see what happens. The bottle could have been too old?
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a bottle from last year, but damn it was still amazing. I’d love to try a fresh bottle. You could tell the aroma died down a bit because of the huge amount of bitterness, but other than that it tasted great, with a nice malty backbone and a great hop flavor to accompany the high IBU level. One of the better DIPA’s I’ve tried.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was excellent. Not your super hopped up, nothing else flavor. It was well balanced, for IIPA, or so I felt. One individiual asked me if I could smell a little holiday cheer in this one, and in the middle of the heat wave we have had here, a nice refreshing smell of the christmas floral was very nice. Maybe it was my nose playing tricks on me, but I could smell the season. There was also the floral taste on this one followed by a warm alocohol feel. Excellent.
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy maize color with white head, little lacing. Aromas of earthy malts, mustiness. I didn’t get citrus in this one as described. Flavor is light sweet and bitter, a bit alcoholy. Long dry finish, some alcohol bite on the back end. Overall, not bad, but the alcohol is not hidden as well other DIPA’s. A bit malty, but good flavor.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yes, a perfect 5. I can find no faults with this beer...great appearance, aroma and body and a perfect balance. Nice bitter finish, not too sweet and the alcohol is well hidden.
backdaft (264) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a beautiful golden color. Thick, dense, pillowy head leaves some substantial lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and pine resin abound. Taste follows with pine resin and grapefruit showing heavily. A bit sweet with the malt, but the lingering bitterness makes up for that. Medium body with a dry bitter finsh. Just a bit of alcohol making its presence known. Hop forward West Coast DIPA.