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RATINGS: 2033   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Itís Pretty Awesome. A San Diego classic, AleSmith IPA showcases the versatility of American hops. Aromas of grapefruit and tangerine lead into an abundance of fresh pine and tropical fruit notes followed by a crisp, resinous bitterness. The complex hop profile is supported by a firm malt presence to create an incredibly flavorful and well-balanced IPA.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2007
10-14-07 bottle
Peaches and apricots in the smell. Strong flavor, quite thick and yummy (with hints of alcohol slightly). Heavy and strong - but good. This is warming (almost like whiskey is). A slight bit drying on the finish. Semi-translucent amber with lasting soapy head. Enjoyable - just a bit heavy.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 7, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 This is the best IPA available in a bottle, in my experience. Extreme hops. An amazing experience for the true hophead. I really wish it was available in NM. update to rating: I was a little too excited when posting the above rave, and forgot to include much content. But what more needs to be said about this one? Here are some tasting notes anyway: Color is hazy gold, perfect frothy head, lots of little bubbles; aroma of flowers and citrus; this IPA hits your taste buds with a hops blast similar to stepping out of a warm house into an arctic windstorm; bitter citrus, lots of resiny effects that get your saliva glands going; long finish of fresh hops. Every time I travel out of state I look for Alesmith products and try to smuggle them home.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 This beer hurts sometimes. It isnít folded-in discomfort like Ruination; itís just outright pain. Itís like they figured out how to sharpen IPA and use it like a blade. This is not a sweet, floral or fruity IPA, but a piney one. Despite the sharpness it is clean.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2007
HUGE aroma! Great head! Lotís of bitterness. This beer is an excellent example of what an IPA is all about! Lots of citrus aroma and flavor with big bitterness. Compliments to the brewer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopDevil (16) - CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle: Poured a cloudy amber color with an offwhite head which left decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is classic good IPA. Strong and hoppy. Taste has a strong pine hop presence with a subtle hint of malt. An excellent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
had this beer with my friend in Phoniex aat the Papago Brewery. Great place and a great beer. Canít get this one on the east coast, sadly so.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours an orange/amber color with a full-sized slightly off-white head. Potent hop aroma, with lots of citrus, some pine and some slight floral notes. Delicious aroma. Flavor is also on the hoppy side. Juicy citrus, pine & earthy notes and then a nice malt backbone.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (883) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Thanks to lamas for the bottle. 22 oz. bottle. Poured clear orange/amber with fluffy off-white head. Pungent floral, citrusy nose. Intense citrus, grapefruit, piney flavor. Mouthfeel was a bit thin. Definite warming alcohol noticeable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Going on memory from last nightís tasting. Intense hop aroma, big head, solid IPA flavor with some citrus and slight fruit character. One fellow taster even mentioned thinking there was smokiness in there, which is unusual. I do need to give this another try and do a more thorough and proper rating. But my impression is quite positive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Pours a light amber with a medium sized head. Aroma of citrus, pine, some malt. Good flavor, bitter but not too bitter. Very good IPA.


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