mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured into a tulip. Color is golden custard with fluffy white head, that mostly lasts and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma of very citrusy hops: grapefruit, pineapple, and pears. Aroma also of moderately sweet malt and dough. Taste initially moderately sweet and bitter, finishes long. Medium mouthfeel with lively fizzy carbonation, finishes dry. Great balance of sweet malt, fruit, and hoppy bitterness. Glorious DIPA!
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden, white one finger head, from the 22oz. bottle into a tumbler: Aroma of sweet florals, pine, and sweet honeydew. Tastes of light hops, balanced malts, and very light citrus. Crisp mouthfeel. I know this is more of a generic rating, especially for my pretty low rating compared to the average, but it’s just not all coming together for me. Drinkability: sweet and light. Pairing: burger. Rebuy: yes- I need to rerate. #297 on 25022010, DG.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange with a white head lacing some lacings.
The smell is hoppy with a nice grapefruit/pine-needle character with hints of tobacco. Quite a lot of malts are shining through.
The flavor is fairly sweet with a pleasant caramel malty backbone with notes of vanilla. Decent amount of aroma hops (pine-needles and grapefruit). Ends bitter with peppery and citric hops, and hints of warming alcohol.
Medium to full body, easy on the palate and very easy to drink.
An enjoyable double IPA.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper orange, hazy goodness, and some nice creamy white head. Nose is all hops, lots of citrus, and pepper. A good mix of hops and malt on this one.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. AY(S)IPA pours murky and orange-colored with a large creamy head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is hoppy and has a touch of purple flower smell. The body was pretty typical of a nice ale with a touch of oil, probably from the high hop content. The taste was all hops. If you’re a hop-head this is a beer for you. Personally, I like IPAs better than IIPAs so this beer was good but a little too bitter for my taste. All in all though, this is another good beer from AleSmith.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Big thanks to Stephen [DarkElf] for this bottle!) Amber body with a creamy white head. Awesome lacing. Loads of dank citrus hop aroma, with a little bit of a ’juicy fruit’ touch. Creamy mouthfeel. Very oily, with a huge hop presence. A little bit of doughy malt, but mainly a hop monster. It makes me think that someone squeezed a fresh hop cone(or two, or five) right into the bottle. Finishes warm, with a slightly fruity note. Not as hoppy as Bear Republic’s Racer X, but thats a good thing in my opinion, for this is ultra hoppy, but a bit more drinkable. Thanks again Stephen, you’re the man!
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a tasting: very hoppy both in the aroma in flavor, grapefruit, a bit of lychee, a bit peaches, a bit of pine and lots of mango all from the hops, caramel malt, bisquity malt, great flavorfull DIPA.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of pine. Lots of pine and citrus flavor. Wet finish. So good.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2006 From bomber, summer Imperial IPA version. Pours a hazy orange brown with thin white head. Nose is chewy, sugary and citrus. Flavor follows nose with a good malt balance and bitter finish. Palate is thick and chewy.
Hoprider (455) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost clear colour with a white one finger foam. Noses pretty malty.. Sadly. This is a few months old but that is the reality of buying us ipa’s in Europe, they are rarely fresh and that is a real shame. And we landed on the Moon and shit. Tastes pretty malty too. Seems like any dankness or hoppy fruityness has just disappeared. Might not be a fair rating but what can you do?