mcberko (17840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy golden orange with a tiny white head. Strong piney and resinous hops on the nose, with just enough caramel malt to back. Flavour is intensely hoppy with absolute truckloads of piney and resinous hops that completely cover the palate - and yet somehow nothing is out of balance. Some fruity characteristics blend in with the hops, as well as some caramel. Not even that much bitterness, but intense fruity and resinous hops linger on and on. Remarkably well-made - a pinnacle IIPA. Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2004
Hazy orangey-amber colour. Deep orangey hop aroma with pine and earthy amber malts. Very bitter and hugely orangey, piney. Chewy malt backbone helps balance things out. TBone (17535) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 24, 2009
Bottled as "YuleSmith Holiday Ale" (Vasa session).
Hazy orange color, huge off-white head. Strong nose of mango, rye, berries and bread. Bitter, fruity, toffee, malty flavor. There is some cracker maltyness and citrusy notes. Drinkability is nice. Could be more complex and bottle could be more fresh, but overall quite good DIPA. chrisv10 (17435) - DENMARK - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden with medium white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and plenty of aroma and bitter hops. yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 Bottle, 22oz, at Mikkeller. It’s an almost clear one, dark golden in color and topped by a two-finger white head leaving some lacings. Fruityness, pine cones, peppery hints, a whiff of alcohol and a sweetish maltyness in the aroma. The flavor has sweetness and hoppyness well blended, with resin, fruityness, some alcohol and a nice bitterness. Full body, nice carbonation and some warmth. Lasting bitterness with pine cones. Nice. 110528
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle. Looking lovely, smells like hop heaven, like opening a bag of citrusy hops. Some malts too. Lots of hoppy flavors, citrus, pine cones, resins, grapefruit hop bag and then some. And a light malty touch. Not intensely bitter, still not really sweet. Lasting finish. Delicious indeed. 160827
A: Hazy pale gold/yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head.
S: Citrus hops (mostly grapefruit and some lemon) and pineapple. A fruity sweetness.
T: Grapefruit twang, pineapple, a nice bitterness but it certainly doesn’t stick around long.
M: Nice medium body, slick mouthfeel.
D: Great fruit character, which I wasn’t expecting. A most tasty beverage. Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Feb 2010. Pours unclear golden with a small and thick white head and lacings. Nose is bready and sweet malty with some fruity hops beneath. Dry, fruity and hoppy flavor. Grapefruit and buiscuit. Smooth.... Very nice. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
660ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013)MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Perfumey malty aroma, a little floral. Quite sweet. Soft body, nice carbonation. Pleasnt hoppy bite. Dry woody finish. Crisp, and focussed. Pretty OK for AleSmith.
Weak farty aroma. Hazy amber colour. Malty flavour, rough bitterness. Sweet maltiness, but very short. Dry finish. Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Bottle @ Sorbon, Bromma July 31 2011. Slightly hazy light orange / dark yellow color, pretty big white head with very large bubbles. Very fruity smell, also bitterness and grapefruit. Taste so much grapefruit, hops and bitterness! Fantastic, love this beer!