Maarten1993 (1325) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3120) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the pre-DLD party. Took me this long to finally get to an Alesmith. Pours a frothy head over a light pale ale color. Crisp, tasty hop smell and taste; not quite as fresh as the Odell’s IPA I just had, but that’s the luck of the draw. But there’s plenty of good piney resin to this lip-smacker, with a good backing of caramel malts. Worth the wait, and I’m watching out for another.
Drank 15-09-17 @ 'Csakajósör Kft' while writing. Full-bodied for an IPA. Quite malty all the way through. The beer is comprehensive, but not that fresh and hoppy for an IPA. ipa4me4u (24) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2017
One of the best west coast style IPAs ever! Light straw colored. Piney, citrusy, with not much malt at all. Quality hops all the way through. It was better in the bottle but took a step down when they switched to cans only. Please ale smith go back to the bottles! beermastersasho (87) - - SEP 4, 2017
Not as good as I expected. It was light, fruity and hoppy, but notting special for me. Anyway good beer, I wanted more. Fresh and lightly bitter. MelvinKalksma (1626) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, pine, hops and citrusm.
Hazy golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. This is especially true for its abv. Super balanced beer yet again from this brewery. Lovely fruit and pine flavours with a great appearance and palate as well, but the aroma could have been stronger. orbit (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 Yes yes yes, this is what I mean people! A clear and smooth IPA as they were meant. Somehow most breweries aren’t able to make this, but Alesmith makes this perfect blend to the max. It has full ripeness and citrus flavors, but without the pronounced bitterness and nastyness that comes along with it in all usual ales. It is almost forced to the back because of this smooth layout. It must be the water I guess and how its get treated. But for sure the freshness of the products and hops. Beautiful beer, one of the best ones I’ve tasted ever.
oobawa (1575) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Fairly amazing IPA, a killer mix of citrus-pine hop notes and a rich, grainy malt base. Starts with a swipe of lemon-orange hoppiness coupled to a thick, semisweet caramel backbone, then grows resinous and tropical with waves of pine and pineapple flowing over an earthy, bitter finish. Classic West Coast IPA nose, piney and mildly citric with an underlying malt sweetness. Pour is gorgeous, coming out of the can a clear gold with an ample white head and layer upon layer of lace. Creamy texture stays just perky enough to keep the hefty IBUs from lingering too long on the palate. Absolutely delicious beer. zoucrew102 (1980) - - AUG 27, 2017
Bomber. Tropical fruit hop aroma with notes of melon, grapefruit, tangerine and pine resiny hops. Pours golden amber colored with a enormous tan head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with grapefruit and tangerine citrus hop flavors with notes of melon and tropical fruit. Finishes dry and quite bitter with pine resiny hop flavors and a touch of grapefruit citrus acidity with the piney hops providing a quite bitter ending. Pretty nice IPA. Bosbouw (2957) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2017
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede volle kraag. Ruikt fruitig, orange, citrus. Smaakt fruitig, bitter, orange, citrus, beetje honing. Fruitige bittere afdronk. androman (2633) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2017
UT 260817. 12fl oz can at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Nose is tropical fruits. Melon, citrus, honey, pine. Medium bittersweet, light citric sour. Long citric hoppy medium bittersweet. Medium body, creamy, soft to medium carb. 858516 muellerbr (10) - - AUG 17, 2017
The rating says it all. Pretty much a huge score on everything you want.
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