Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mostly clear amber colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, floral hops, pine, and citrus fruits. Taste is slightly sweet but quite bitter throughout, nice balance. Medium body, smooth on the palate, and lively carbonation. Overall an awesome brew.
Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first it starts as best DIPA I ever had.. after half of glass is gone, it becomes more common, but still very enjoyable. Quite intense maltiness, caramel, even bit honeyish, powerful hop combo gives peach, mango, grapefruit, lemon, pine.
Moderate sweetness with lasting bitterness and bittersweet finish. Feels very silky smooth and enjoyable.
Melnis (329) - LATVIA - AUG 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic IPA, perfectly balanced! Well at the line of my expectations. Not stunned, price performance is way to high
ogivlado (6416) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 650ml. -from Za Popen’t Ljubljana. Unclear golden coloured, medium sized white to off-white head, sweet fruity hoppy nose. Moderate malty, caramel, quite fruity hoppy and slightly alcoholic with dry bitter sweet finish. Not so fresh version but still decent brew.
BroadestTom (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance golden, hazy, white foam,
Taste heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate full body, thick feel, average carbonation,
Overall a full body refreshing summer beer that I would suggest to a friend
linusb (138) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Light, one finger head. Lasting head. N: Pine, tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit T: Taste follows nose very well O: Very nice bitterness! Some sweetness in the back. Very nice!
tillmac62 (445) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly cloudy light amber, slightly darker than gold. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of citrus (tangerine, orange, light grapefruit) over a rich biscuit base. Underneath, is a tantalizing hint of spicy spruce.
Heavy light body with a fairly smooth texture. Superbly carbonated with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a rollicking fine effervescent prickly finish.
The outstanding flavor profile is almost world class. It begins with the citric flavors of the nose, but with more grapefruit rind present. The rind flows into spruce in the middle over a rising malt influence. A mild bitterness kicks in and the malts assume the forefront with a rich grainy biscuit sweetness. Surprisingly, caramel notes are present at a much higher level than the color would suggest. The finish delivers the expected alcohol burn at the back of the throat, but also allows the alcohol content to escape it’s previous flavor masking. A rind and pine like bitterness lingers along with the alcohol astringency.
Chadski4 (168) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exceeded expectations greatly. Perfect balance of honey sweetness, piney resin and hoppy bitterness. Can’t wait to seek out again next summer
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Typical fantastic aroma from Ale Smith of tropical fruits and citrus. Mango lemon drop and tangerine. Light malty backbone makes it a great beer not just a hop tea like some. Clean hoppy finish.
joejames (366) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft, Golden Crust, Red Lion, PA. served in a snifter glass. Pours orange gold, two finger off white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of grapefruit and tangerine. Taste is assertively bitter balanced with caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, resin but smooth mouth feel. Finishes long, dry and bitter. Tasting notes of red grapefruit, tangelos, spruce, caramel, resin and orange peel. Wow, I really enjoyed this offering! Very nice, punchy DIPA.
Acid303 (495) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl bottle, served in Irish Pint. Pours golden orangish with a big white frothy head. Caramel aroma, citrus and tropical fruits. As for flavour, a lot of caramel with a slight fruity touch...fresh hops basically. Round on the palate. Full bodied, perfect carbonation. Nice, not outstanding though. At least once a year it is not a bad thing to have a fresh hop beer.