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RATINGS: 2220   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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It’s 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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
22 oz. bottle, picked up at the brewery today. Very clear golden bronze, lots of bubbles and a frothy white head that sticks around. Amazing fresh hop aroma with some citrus. Bitterness is a little less than I expected, which is not a bad thing. Definitely some pine, and citrus. Mild malt sweetness. A nice balanced finish of dry bitterness. Overall this is amazing. Almost perfect, but a little light on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14963) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle at Lundbeck Christmas party. Clear golden/amber - white head. High hoppy, citrus, grape, peppery, pine needles, pineapple, sweetness, resin, light caramel, nice smooth, smooth malty. Light bitter aftertaste. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2008
pours a lovely cloudy burnt orange with a decent frothy head with slight lacing. The nose of grapefruit, orange rind, pure citrus, and hops is quite delectable. Well on first taste all you can really say is balanced. Extremely balanced fruit, hop, alcohol. Same fruits as in the nose. Very attractive hops not to tannic yet not to subtle. Type of IPA you can just sit around and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and finally pass out. MMM Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (2083) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Pure amber with a few bubbles and big white head. Big fruity flavours, and a tinge of hops. The fruit is hard to place but I would tend to go with a banana and passionfruit mix with something a bit more citric a great smell. Enormous hops hit that mellows out perfectly to a yeasty dryness. Quite oily in the mouth which adds to its smooth qualities. Fantastically refreshing, with quite complex flavours really great with a little heady booze to it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2008
This beer starts off with a fantastic aroma, with fresh citrusy fruit smells with a strong backdrop of piney hops. The head is strong and leaves very good lacing. Solid gold color, with a very white head. The flavor of hops is very strong, but even though it has strong bitter characteristics there is a hint of honey at the end which smooths out the overall taste profile. It is very complex and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
That1Guy (2191) - Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. Woo! Two Hearted will always be my favorite, however this biotch is moving in next door. Intense hops, kinda musty on the nose, too. Lots of bittering hops in flavor, but mellows into a smooth, kinda honey flavor in the finish. Complex, robust, excellent, and fun to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8943) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
On tap at The Local in San Diego. Clear bronze, dense cream head generating thick lace. Very fresh aroma of tangerines and lychee. Medium sweet malt supports a much more resinous hop profile than the aroma hints at-- all citrus oil and pine. Finish is very bitter and long. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5322) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours bright amber into a tulip. Beautiful head top-hats rim. Resin and pine aromas. Dry, crisp grapefruit and malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Great floral and citrus hops with great balance with sweet malts. Some red ale type malts in there giving a hint of chocolate. Lots of floral hops in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
aroma is full of citrus primarily orange and grapefruit. very hazy golden color. substantial malt backbone with nice bitterness. slightly puckering aftertatse that leads to slight dry finish. faint plastic taste is the only fault I can find.


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