hawthorne00 (4153) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2017
Bottle (couldn't read date on bottom of bottle). Clear reddish amber with a near white head. 4 Aroma is clean and punchy with grapefruit and pepper over restrained toffee and breadcrust. No more than medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Sweet but not hugely so. Almost lush caramel, mere hints of dried fruit (peach, mango). Spicy and some citrusy hops come though towards the fairly bitter finish. Pleasant, clean. Doesn't over-deliver for its strength. The best thing about it is how it delivers rich malt without all that much sweetness so that the bitterness doesn't have to fight through. PowY (1137) - AUSTRIA - DEC 16, 2017
355 ml bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy copper with an off-white head. The aroma is medium malty with bread, caramel and some honey and medium hoppy with pine, resin some subtle ripe citric fruits. Medium to full body with a light to medium sweetness, a medium bitterness and some noticeable alcohol. The flavor starts malty with caramel, brown sugar and honey followed by a nice bitter hoppiness (pine, resin, herbal, again with riper fruits - orange, mango - tea leaves). Overall with a good balance, settled with a good bitterness. Nice one. jsnicholas (691) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle (22oz). Red with two finger off white head. Lots of roasted malts. Slightly burnt taste (not in a bad way). Some pine. Not much on the hop side. A little bitterness in the end. Actually pretty good for a red (not generally my favorite style). gripweed57 (2921) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Hazy copper red color. Large rocky beige head. Rich roasted malt nose. Notes of caramel and brown sugar. Flavor follows nose. Smooth and malty with a roasted, nutty malt flavor. Alcohol is well hidden. Chewy, malty finish. Earthy notes. zbyszek_cz (170) - POLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Lekko mętne, złote, z dość fajną, kremową pianą, niezbyt trwałą. Zapach mocno amerykański ale w kierunku owoców tropikalnych. Słodko, lekko alkoholowo. Jest ananas, winogrono, morela, mango. Trochę żywicy. Wyraźny i całkiem miły chociaż trochę za słodki. Smak klasycznie imperialna IPA. Czuć moc ale alkohol nie wychodzi. Jest bardzo pełne, owocowe. Głównie owoce tropikalne, dojrzałe jabłko, morela, winogrono. Goryczka średnio wysoka, trochę zalegająca i taninowa. Nie przeszkadza to jednak bo fajnie to kontruje mocną słodowość. Trochę ta goryczka robi się gryząca z czasem, alkohol gdzieś w końcówce języka szczypie. Nasycenie idealne.
ehaak26 (726) - - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World. Aroma of bread and caramel malt, floral and citrus hops. Surprisingly well balanced in my opinion. BeerRenter76 (1044) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 2/7/09. Aroma of pine, citrus, and some floral overtones to go along with the sweet malts. Appearance was a heavy looking deep red body with yeast floaters that were suspended. Mouthfeel was nice it was hearty,and chewy but smooth. Flavor started with the pine hoppiness but the caramel malts quickly came in and complimented the hops. The alcohol was slightly noticeable, and it had a nice mellow aftertaste. Overall this was a pretty nice winter brew, thats worth a try. beerlover503a (28) - Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Everything about this Ale Smith IPA is almost perfect. Great Aroma and Taste! rumore (809) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 4, 2017
From the bottle. Pours red/brown with cream foam. Aroma is dry fruits, nuts, figs, citrus. Body is medium-dense. Taste is sweet at first, then bitter. Finish is short. garroch (78) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2017
Not that much going on with the aroma; had to stick my nose so deep in it that I snorted a gulp's worth. Once expelled, a pleasant sweet smell remained. Nice thick body, aggressive bitterness that lingers and fades to a warm toasty malt finish. Might supplant Nosferatu as my favorite red.
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