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RATINGS: 2279   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Pours orange amber, floral, orange, malty, spicey, caramel, piney, little earthy, slighty yeasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2009
[Bottle] brought back from S.F. Pours a nice orangey amber with a finger of sticky beige head. Aroma is grapefruity with some pine resin, and a touch of florals. Flavor is pulpy orange, some sweet malt backbone creates a rich mouthfeel, some spiciness, and a little bit of yeast character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Thanks to my bro for hooking this one up! Pours a rich coppery color with medium offwhite head with nice traces of lacing. Aroma is of over ripe and slight acrid fruit. Some tropical fruit and citrus come through. Taste is citrus, earth, lemon and mild malt. Full bodied and astringent, this beer is a let down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2009
tThanks to alexsdad06 for this! Pours a copper color with a medium frothy white head which leaves lots of bubbly lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, and some floral characteristics. Taste is some nice citrus hops, grapefruit........but there is a weird bitterness and some astringency. Itís just not too smooth. Solid overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2009
22oz bottle. Semi-opaque copper pour with a big white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with a malt balance that almost has a hint of creaminess. Citrus hop flavor with a sweet malt balance and the bitterness lingers on your tongue. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle from FlacoAlto, thanks! Orange blonde color. Grapefruit and melon in the slightly perfumed oily hoppy aroma. Very firm oily grassy hopbitter flavor with grapefruit and pineapple, lingering on in the long aftertaste. Some plastic in the finish. Well balanced ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Poured from a 22oz bomber and served in a shaker. This IPA poured a slightly hazy amber with a creamy head of beige foam that left some decent lacing around the glass. The aroma consisted of fresh tropical fruit, tangerines, peaches, and an underlying note of caramel. The flavor was vibrant and full of fresh tropical fruits. Grapefruit, tangerines, peaches, and some light mango. Also a touch of light caramel/toffee. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and had a slight oiliness. Lightly carbonated. One of the most flavorful IPAs I have ever tasted. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2010 Bottle. Thanks to Marsiblursi. Golden colour with a white head. Grape, pine, black currant, vanilla, tropical fruits, malty background, very hoppy but balanced. Dry finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle. Alright, so this better be pretty damn good at $10 per bomber. Lots of anticipation. Aromas are sure aggressive and hitting me with sweet citrus as Iím looking at the color from about three feet away. Kind of a hazy orange/amber with a pretty decent head. On closer inspection, aromas are thick with tangerine and pineapple with a little bit of floral hops as well. A bit of a caramel malt presence is also detectable in the nose. From smell, my fear is that this will be awfully sweet and thick. NOPE. Itís dang good... a lovely mix of caramel malt and hops that balance it out nicely. Too bad they donít make affordable beer out there at Alesmith (or too bad that my damn distributors are raking us all so nicely over here.) This would be pretty hard to improve on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Itís funny because while outside of the fantastic citrus/fruit/sweet/resiny/piney nose and really all you could ask for appearance, there is nothing very distinguishing about this IPA, itís just a solid drink. Very tasty and drinkable, and I wish I could get more easily.

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