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RATINGS: 2267   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Its 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (2144) - 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 (2192) - 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 (9498) - 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 (5448) - 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 (4177) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerater (16) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2008
The Brewers at Alesmith are too humble...stating that IPA stands for "Its Pretty Awesome". I would call it an IVA for "Its Very Awesome" For my taste, this is as perfectly balanced between the smooth malty flavor and hoppy bitterness as any IPA. Very mild undertones can have you imagining all kinds of flavors. This complex yet tasty beer works great with complex and tasty Thai dishes. In my opinion, it is the best value at $8.00 a bottle for this quality.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
From a big bottle, this poured a cloudy copper-orange color with an fat slightly off-white head a rich lacing rings. Nose is of citrus and pine hops. Caramel malts in good balance. Very rich and clean mouthfeel. Flavor is not complex,. but is delightful in a perfect balance of malts and hops that makes this very easy to drink. Long bitter finish. Right up there at top of the very best IPAs.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 Thanks to soonah for the bottle!<b /r>A little gush upon opening. Opaque tangerine with a large, foamy white head, long-lasting. Nose is very salty and sour, with grapefruit, mangoes, and kiwi. Citric bitterness is present, but not like the flavor where it dominates all else but the caramel. Foamy, over-carbonated mouth. Nose is great, flavor a bit less so, but overall, this is solid stuff.


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