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RATINGS: 2105   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thprovider (24) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Another quality brew by AleSmith. Pours a murky copper with a head that lingers. Nose of citrus and hops, very nice on the palate with a nice dry finish. Very high quality beer for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Deep golden/copper in color this poured a big head of small bubbles that stayed tight. The nose was filled with grapefruit followed by some piney hops and a bit of caramel coated malt balls. In the mouth these flavors continued into a balanced midpalate of medium density. The finish showed off the bitterness though through the midpalate it was well-balanced with sweet malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1255) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 [Bottle, thanks Skyview!] Pours hazy orange with a big cream head. Aroma and taste are both dominated by citrus hoppiness. Caramel malt also in there. Not overly bitter as some IPAs end up being. Medium-thick mouthfeel. Good finish. Didn’t find it to be too complex, but really well made and a very nice IPA. Original rating: 8/4/7/4/17=4.0

Re-rate: [Bottle, thanks Guerde!] I split half a bottle this time, and I actually liked it less. The aroma is pretty good, but the taste really left a lot to be desired. Good, but really falls well short of IPAs like Surly Furious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Picked up a 22-oz bomber at John’s Marketplace in Portland, Oregon during the summer of 07. Pours a slight hazed golden brew with thin particles and a thick, lumpy off-white head that just barely goes away. Aroma of sweet tangerines, some citrus zest, pine and a hint of caramel malt. Taste is medium bodied with some carbonation. The flavor really kicks up a few notches with a sweet tangerine, grapefruit and caramel flavor. Finish has a nice bitter bite with a dry flavor that lingers around after the finish. Another excellent brew from Alesmith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Another great brew courtesy of Skyview. Slightly hazy golden color with a nice finger thick dirty white head. Great cirtusy hop aroma with apparent pine as well as a floral quality too. The flavor is great. Citrus grapefruit and lemon and a hint of caramel with a nice smooth bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcwattsrugger (11613) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2008
22oz bottle-pours a rich to rocky off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is sweet lemon zest-citrus (Amarillo), pine hops-bite (also cascade?), secondary/faint medium malt-caramel. Taste is solid, sessionable, just off from the great aroma, sweet lemon zest-citrus (Amarillo), pine hops-some bite (also cascade?), secondary medium malt-caramel.. Further in the taste gets closer to the aroma and the bite strengthens a bit. Nice American IPA. OK/mild carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2008
(bottle): Pours a soft golden yellow color, fizzy. Huge head, very lasting w/big bubbles & good lacing. Very piney aroma, some nuttiness present too. Very sweet smelling, almost like a candy. Soft fizzy mouthfeel. Piney hops & some malt. Bittery good but not too caustic. Warming up, drier, less bitter & hoppy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (3878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2008
22oz Bottle Pours out light gold amber topped with a cream off white head. A very nice pine hop aroma. Tast of sweet caramel and pine along with citrus hops. A nice light bitter end. A very smooth and easy drink. no alcohol picked up by me for over 7% that is pretty good. A very nice IPA. But hey what did you expect from ALE SMITH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Smelled citrusy and hoppy. Appeared a slightly brownish color with a large head that was off-white. Tasted hoppy, grapefruit, bitter aftertaste and good. Overall a good beer that I would love to have another of.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2008
In short: One of the most intense <8% IPA. Extremely bitter grapefruit and pine-needles hopping. Amazing stuff.
How: 22oz bottle from my Secret Festivus. A million thanks whoever you are.
The look: Clear golden body with a medium beige head
In long: Intense nose of grapefruit with some pineapples and pine-tree. Taste is just as intense as the nose. Almost too intense! The initial attack is smooth and surprisingly sweet. Not thick caramel-sweet, more like crisp sugary honey/caramel sweetness. But then the intense fruity bitterness kicks-in and is it ever tasty. I’m talking intensely bitter to the point of making faces. And that’s a hop-head talking. The bitter hops flavours we equally grapefruit and pine-tree seconded by pineapples and citrus. The more the beer warmed up the more the pine-tree was coming out and it was drying out the beer quite nicely. More highly drinkable chilled than cold. This beer is a slap in the face and unless your idea of a good time is being chained and tied-up in a tight latex suit this is the most pleasant slap in the face you can get.

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