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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonkeyBra (3985) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2008
22 oz bottle from JimboWood, thanks Jimbo! Pours a murky dark orange with a huge, fluffy, white, rocky head. Aroma is piney, citrusy and floral, with a bit of honey and spice. Flavor has a great hop bite balanced with the nice sweet malt. The hops in this brew are incredibly flavorful. It has the same bitter bite as two-hearted, but so much more flavor. It’s comparable, and maybe better. Another IPA that I wish I could get all the time, but sadly, can’t.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1090) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Thanks Hellbilly.Thick white rocky foamy head, murky orange. Smells extremely hoppy, orange zest, spices and I can almost smell the bitterness. The coloration after completely settling is a little on the brown side for an ipa and is almost a light ice tea like color. Tastes very bitter, orange, and really hoppy. The bitterness created by the hops masks the alcohol and lingers for quite some time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle. Poured a hazy gold/orange with a three finger whitish head. Aroma of citrus hops, with pine notes as well. Flavor had a well balanced malt taste, supported by citrus and a pine finish. Medium/full body with good carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2008
a great ipa...peter really did a great job Much better than most regular production ipas...I think i only like the blind pig better.....

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
Pours a hazu orange color from the bottle with loads of carbonation and an obnoxious off-white head of creamy foam. Smells mildly of hops which build in the flavor along with notes of citrus and salt. Awfully bitter on the finish, but highly drinkable in the AleSmith tradition.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Pours a clear dark orange, close to transparent, with a thick frothy head. Very pungent aroma, a nice balance of piney hops, sweet orange juice, and grass. Full well balanced hop flavor, citrus (orange and lemon), piny, grassy, with a soft bitterness in the finish. Palate is full, crisp, and smooth. A very well crafted IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
Pours clear golden cobber with a nice big white creamy head. Very nice aroma of fruity hops, caramel and honey. The flavour is fruity to begin with, then the hops strikes and together with the great creamy palate it fills op your mouth - claims your tastebuds - and gives a fantastic aftertaste. A very very nice and refreshing beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11875) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle. <b>[thank you after4ever]</b>
Pours a pretty golden with a slight orange teint to it. A stunning creamy off-white head. Nice duration and fine lacing. Aroma is wonderful, lots of oranges, pine, ginger, honey, strawberries, light doughy malts, grapefruit. Lots of hoppiness in general. Impressive creamy mouthfeel - especially considering how the beer looks so light. Flavour is impeccably crisp, good biscuity maltiness, light viniousness and a great balance of bitterness and hops flavours. Strawberries, pine, grapefruit. LIghtly burning in a long, lingering, bitter finish. Wonderful IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2008
22 oz bottle split into two glasses. Deep orange color with a rocky off white head. Great citrus aroma. mostly orange and grapefruit. Hop bitterness matches the aroma. There is also a perfume like hop taste. Slightly sweet malt backbone with some honey. Nice west coast IPA. Not totally what I was expecting. Not a hop bomb like most IPA tend to be these days.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bomber. Poured a hazy orange gold in color with a thick sticky beige head that left great lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, sweet caramel malt. Aroma is absolutely awesome. Flavors of piney and citrus hops, grapefruit, light tropical fruits, sweet caramel malt backbone that is very well balanced. I can easily see how this is the #1 IPA. Really incredible.


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