Bill Becker (2006) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2017
From Feb 2008
Purchased from Hi Time Liquors.
It's been a long time since I last had any of the Alesmith brews:
It pours a slightly hazy gold with a 1 finger head of foam. Btw, great head retention and there's plenty of nice lacing!
The smell is lots of grapefruit and just a bit of malt hiding in the background.
The taste is beautifully hoppy...grapefruit and some floral notes tickle my taste buds but there's a good level of malty sweetness that stops this from becoming too bitter. Nice medium to fullish mouthfeel here and the carbonation is medium as well. Easy sipping and such a good thirst quencher, man this is a top notch IPA indeed....and..
I notice a touch of grass in the finish and the aftertaste is fairly long but definitely pleasing. Also, despite it being 7.25%abv, I having *no* problem in making the contents of this 22oz bottle disappear. ;^)
For shame on me for not getting some for such a long time. It's truly worth the effort to get it *any* way you can because this IPA, imo, is a world class example of the style. victorsampson96 (169) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
(12 fl. oz. can) AleSmith's reputation is surely second to none. And they aren't afraid to flaunt it - 'IPA' stands for 'It’s Pretty Awesome'. I'd be inclined to agree.
The can opens violently, with smoke, foam, and fervour. Pours a slightly-hazy golden beer, with vigorous streams of large bubbles, and a creamy, white, cappuccino-like head. The aroma is a hit of zesty citrus: grapefruit, orange pith, apricot kernel, cantaloupe, peach, floral notes, candied sugar, honey, and pine resin. Smooth and creamy on the palate, with a moreish punch of back-end bitterness.
This is West Coast IPA at its best. The flavours blend so beautifully well, making the beer not only complex, but a real pleasure to drink. Highly recommended. geolgau (544) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - OCT 20, 2017
Grapefruit, tangerine, even some malty marmalade in the aroma. Nice and fruity. Taste is also nice, you can tell this is well made. Caramel behind a tone of fruitiness, some grassy bitterness as well. Slight piney, dry, bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel. A nice example of a balanced IPA. pictoman (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2017
Poured from the tap. Golden orange with off white head. Light caramel malt, pine hops and a sweet grapefruit taste. Excellent balance. giorgosl (32) - GREECE - OCT 9, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2017 Golden hazy colour. Aroma flowery, spicy, citrus, tropical fruits and a bit grassy, biscuit, caramel. A bit malty as well. Really balanced IPA, great beer overall.
Gerbeer (4149) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2017
12 oz can. Pours a hazy amber with full head. Aromas of candied tropical fruit, spicy mangoes, pithy grapefruit, and sweet doughty malts. Flavors of pine, sharp bitter pineapple, dry resin, and biscuity malts. Expecting more from the nose. (And Alesmith in general.) This is not a 100 RB. I think the name is getting the ratings... murzyn (615) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Barwa ciemnozłota, piana spora, biała.
Aromat żywiczny, iglakowy, lekkie cytrusy. Bardzo fajny.
W smaku mega cytrusowe. Jest grapefruit, mandarynka, ananas. Finisz żywiczny.
Goryczka całkiem spora, grapefruitowa.
Mega dobre pifko. rdixon77 (3106) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2017
Awesome, standard IPA. Mix of floral and citrus hops. Crisp, but fuller body. Nothing that stood out, just a balanced solid all the way through. Crit (4102) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2017
Hazy amber,beige head.Fruity piney hop nose and palate with musty notes.Lots of soft malt in back. Big, long bitter finish. Complex & well balanced OminouSC2 (966) - Mora, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2017
Golden colored, large white head. Crisp and sweet aromas with cereal, citrus, caramel, soap, peaches and hops. Bitter taste with pine, grapefruit, citrus peel, malt and slight resin. Medium bitter finish.