krumbum (70) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A cloudy amber beer with a sweet citrus malt smell. The citrus and sweet battle the malts for control of the taste. Its refreshing and almost has a pulp to it. There are lots of subtleties that can be missed. taste carefully.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light smoke. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine linger with light smoke.
kevinator (360) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the perspective of adhering to the style I think this missed the mark. However, this is a really good beer. The aroma is one of floral hops with a small hint of smoke. The color is a nice copper with a decent head. The carbonation is at a good level. Hops are the main flavor, which masked the smokiness, which was barely noticeable. There is a nice malt background with a small wood essence.
Theydon_Bois (3401) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Plan B, Springfield, 19/05/13.
Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is hops, pine, sugar, orange pith, citrus notes, very light smoke character.
Taste comprises hops, grapefruit, light spice, orange pith, caramel, mineral notes coated in a good level of background spice that doens’t over power.
Full end of medium bodied with fine carbonation, touch of hop bitterness in a delicately smoked finale.
A well worked smoke beer, the smoke carries a good presence but integrates well and allows the other flavours to shine through.
darn1207 (1736) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Proof. Orange pour with thin white and sparse soapy lacing. Aroma is resiny citrus and caramel. Tastes are smoke, tropical citrus, caramel, lemon, buttery, pine. Interesting, but not my thing.
SudsMcDuff (5000) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had multiple times, love this beer .. . deep gold .. medium foam .. . smoke level is mild .. light salami skin and solid hop bitterness .. . good beer!
.. . . i didn’t do that rhonda!!!
ansermadide (1230) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange, hazy... it has a fine, bubbly white head and spotty lacing. It’s really a good looking beer. The nose is a little doughey, woody, and has a distinctive, tobacco-like aroma that I can only pin on the smoked malt because I know it’s to blame. Very neat, different, with a touch of caramel and mint. That tobacco-like smoke invades the palate, with the slightly caramel-laden double IPA flavor balancing it out. It ends much easier than up front, soft actually, with a really lovely finish. I like it... malty, hoppy, and more reminiscent of jerky than straight up smoke. Nice body. Meaty, but light.
Sledutah (3260) - Utah, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Davis Graduate
Clear red/golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing. Aroma was fruity, smokey and citrus. Flavor was the same but with caramel malts and finished with bitter citrus
Good, a smoky IPA!
Errl (611) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap/ Pour is golden with white head..Nose is sweet and fresh citrus, pine, spice, dry wood...Taste is sticky, pine, mango, citrus, dry wood, very light smoke comes out when I let it warm..Palate is tropical fruits
rbrazell (1013) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Proof. Hazy orange pour with a bubbly white head. Citrus hop, caramel malt aroma with a hint of smoke. Flavor is sweet malt up front with citrusy hops mid palate ending with a smoky kick. Not bad, very approachable smoked style beer.