SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Deep golden in color with a nice head of fine white bubbles. The nose shows off citrus and floral hops along with balancing caramel malt and an herbaceousness (from the hops). In the mouth it is medium-bodied and concentrated with nice balancing sweetness in the mid-palate which gives way to a dry/bitter finish. dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours amber with a white head. Good retention. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, some sweetness and a lingering bitterness at the finish. Very nice.
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2011 Vintage. Pours light orange with a creamy white head and really nice soapy lacing on the glass. Aroma is pineapple and hops. Taste is sour malt and pineapple with a bit of a piney hop bitterness. The hops have mellowed over the past several months I’m sure, but it’s still quite good. dmschefke (583) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Thanks to grownfool for this one! Pours a nice cloudy orange with thick white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is glorious of citrus hops, very slight floral, decent herbal notes, pine, grass, and some spices. Flavor comes together ever so nicely and makes for a wonderful drink. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 30, 2005
bottle. Winter 04/05, shared with my brother DYCSoccer17. Hazy copper pour with lots of floating yeast, nice head. Piney hop aroma with some citrus peel. Wonderfully malty and hoppy, a great balance. Sweet start, bittering in the middle (grapefruit) and finishing caramelly sweet again. Perfect mouthfeel, sticky and sweet, yet nicely bitter. I am glad to have had the chance to sample this excellent west coast brew!!
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 Bottle. Cloudy orange copper color with thin off-white head. Aroma is strong with hops and citrus fruits. Taste is awesomely malty and sweet with a good hop kick. Grapefruit, earthy notes, dry finish. Now THIS is what I expect when I open up an Alesmith bottle. minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Quite bitter, a taste bud bruiser for sure. Reddish orange color with little head. Bitter grapefruit, mild caramel notes to help balance, and more bitterness. Nice! mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 25, 2004
220z bottle. I think the commercial description does a better job with the taste description than I would. What I love about this beer is that it isn’t just hop tea, there is some solid malt here, yet it isn’t quite as heavy as a barley wine. This is a very impressive beer, incredibly smooth and silky for its hop content...its bitter, but not gut wrenchingly so. Very good and deserving of its high rating IMO. The color, head and lace were absolutely awesome too. konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2011
Note that this bottle was from last year. Pours a hazy slightly pale yellow. The aroma is a bit weak at first but grows with a couple of minutes in the glass, but it is the taste that stand out here. Loads of pineapple, both perfectly ripe and freh as well as tinned. Medium bitter with a dry finish. beerhugger (572) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2005
I loved this beer. Citrusy and malty and hoppy - all integrated aromas and flavours that linger with a great balanced bitterness. Not nearly as uncalled for as some of the Imperial IPAs being foisted on us - this was a truly wonderful beer.