ajnepple (3285) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared from Applejack, into a pint glass. Lacy orange-red appearance with a beige head. Resinous and spicy hops, pine, light caramel, toffee. Medium plus bitterness balanced by moderate sweetness.
beertholomeus (1150) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a burnt red color with a khaki head. Hop, resin, citrus, pine, caramel, biscuit and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a smooth hop and caramel finish.
RichTheVillan (4348) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham; dark red pour with a thin off white head, hint of spice and malt on the aroma, taste has pine, spice, very autumnal, caramel.
williamstome (1318) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red pour, aroma of maple syrup, flavor is syrup, caramel, spices and hops. Pretty tasty.
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gald to have AleSmith in North Carolina! Pours out a dark red color with a light tan colored head. Smell is hoppy, grapefruit, caramel malts, and pine needles. Taste is sweet and rich, slightly bitter with a touch of salt, but not too much. Very creamy mouthfeel. Great beer wonderful stuff.
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle poured into glass. Aroma is slightly hoppy with a ton of caramel maltiness. Pours a gorgeous redish brown with a light tan head that slowly dissipates. Very smooth up front with a decent amount of hops, great watery mouthfeel with slight carbonation and a very malty finish.
bookman10 (724) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear reddish-amber, with medium sized head. Strong malt and hop aromas. Flavor is an almost equal mix of hop and malt, some grassiness complemented by quite a bit of malty sweetness, making for one very satisfying brew overall.
bphicks123 (23) - - DEC 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Favorite seasonal beer I have tried all winter. Good mix of alesmiths traditional IPA with a subtle grass spice that is distinctly different
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into snifter. Poured a beautiful dark red amber with a fluffy off-white head. It’s a really lovely balance between the caramel sweetness of the malts and the resinous hops.
BucannonXC5 (1060) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Dec. 8, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 8, 2014
Misc.: Bottled on Oct. 3, 2014
Poured a caramel, amber, mostly clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of rocky, khaki head. Good deal of bubbly streams coming up from the bottom. Very good amount of uneven, thick, spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Great retention all the way down. (Sight - 4.38)
Smelled a good mix of malts and hops. Got caramel, toffee, nuts, floral hops, citrus zest, herbal hops, honey, menthol and light Cascade hops. Some booziness late. (Smell - 3.75)
Tasted a lot like the nose, maybe slightly better. Cascade hops, caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, pretty boozy, herbal hops, light woody malts, honey, menthol, lemon citrus zest and toasty nuts. (Taste - 3.88)
Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, rather boozy finish. (Feel - 3.75)
A really good beer and almost perfect for the price ($2.99 at Trader Joe’s!). A bit boozy overall, but I’d have again for sure. (Overall - 3.88)
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