VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mycket sötma i aromen, lite blommig. Tycker sötman balanseras upp bra av en kraftig beska som sitter kvar länge.
Zymurgeist2 (1783) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On draught at the brewpub. Aromas of alcohol and massive malt. Clear brushed-gold/copper with off-white head. Taste is cloying malt - viscous and like tree sap. No hops detectable. If I was expecting an old ale, i might feel differently, but was looking forward to a DIPA and this one misses the boat.
Travlr (21166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Top of the Hops Biloxi. Hazy golden orange color, off white head. Aroma of sour orange and grapefruit. Taste is juicy, fruity, bitter and bready. 200th rating of this bad boy.
thetmaxx (899) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle. Think white head. Aroma is grassy and some wet hop. Flavor is similar, really grassy. Much different take on dipa. I felt like my first instinct was the warrior hop. Overall good beer, napa Smith never disappoints.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden DIPA with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with orange pulp, floral hops, doughy and creamy notes, OK. In mouth, a overly sweet caramel malt with floral hops, light menthol, orange pulp, OK for the style. On tap at Brew Hub Lakeland.
SudsMcDuff (7971) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from california .. . light copper .. strong foam, lacing .. . woo! not over! .. . mild flowers, resin, and some baby pine .. . a bit thin in the mouth and has a stagnant aftertaste .. . . when I hear someone say, "chicken pot pie," I get excited three times.
R4N5H (738) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
651ml bottle (shared) at the Tipping Point Brewing Co on Wyndham Street in Hong Kong. Poured into a tulip glass. Medium amber colour with a medium sized head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Heavily hopped, some malt with citrus flavours. Grapefruit, lemons, oranges and apricot. A lovely strong IPA.
Hopmaestro (1233) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma invades your nostrils with spicy pine notes and heavy malt. The flavor is wet and grassy, touches of dried apricots and sweet ripe oranges. Napa Smith has a really heavy, sweet malt profile on all their beers (that I´ve tried) and that’s not a good thing, but here in this badass it works perfect. It is almost chewy and a bit oily.
FestDecBeet (412) - - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: pours a dark copper. Off white head. Slight haze.
Smell: very vegetal. Sweet. Caramel. Hops. Citrus fruit.
Taste: no citrus. Similar to a Lagunitas ale. Caramel. Slight bitterness. Somewhat balanced for an ipa. Nice malts
Feel: minimal dryness. Leaves a thin film on the mouth like an ipa.
Overall: good beer. Not overly hoppy. Feels like an IPA. But more malt than expected.
First drank: home 10/12/14
tnkw01 (1709) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden color, with a nice head. Aroma and taste is just way too hoppy. Malt is needed in beer too.