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RATINGS: 2255   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 26, 2008
22oz bottle. Dark gold pour with a nice stiff white head. Nice piney aroma, very nice. Nice hop bite, very smooth and flavorful. Very good IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 Purchased at Whole Foods Market Pasadena, CA -Hastingsd. Appearance: Dark, goldish yellow. Moderate amount of rising bubbles. A large off white, fluffy head sits atop. Aroma: Orange juice, grapefruit juice, citrus rind, pineapple. Taste: A mouthful of bitterness and citrus flavors mentioned in the aroma. After the bitterness gets acquainted with my palate, I then taste a good amount of crystal malts, that lends a bit of spicy sweetness to the large amount of hoppage. Mouthfeel: A tad astringent, a little bit tongue curling. Then I notice the trademark smooth softness of Alesmith in the finish. Overall: Much better than when I first had it. I was told the trick is to get it fresh. I can see how that can be true, as the killer bouquet of citrus aromas takes the beer to a whole nother level. In my little weird world, I would like to make this Summer Yulesmiths little brother.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle. High creamy and lasting white head. Hazy orange body with a good deal of bubbles. Oranges lemon hops aroma in a very well balanced mixture. A bit of nuts and some spicy notes are added.l Flavor is very fruity and far from being as bitter as feared although the hops is quite distinct. Alcohol percentage is not noticed, or in other words seams just right. Nice dryness with low carbonation and a good and long aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4106) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
EXCELLENT IPA, perhaps the best normal (non-imperial) IPA I have ever had. Perfectly balanced West Coast hops and sweel caramel malt. Appearance is golden and slightly translucent, mouthfeel is satisfying. Could not ask for much more out of this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Pours orange copper with pillowy white head. Beautiful citrus bouquet, with a slight pale malt presence and some wonderful earthy-herbal notes. Flavor contains tons of citrus, initially tempered with caramel and cherry notes, followed by herbal tea, and finishing bitter and oily like orange peel. Great dry finish. If this isnt the best ipa in the world, its definitely up there.

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 (15098) - 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 (2132) - 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.


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