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RATINGS: 2012   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2007
22oz. Pours a fiery orange with a gigantic, rocky white head that takes forever to go away and leaves monster lace down the entire glass. A lot of bubbles flow to the top on this one. This is a perfect looking beer. The aroma is quintessential IPA smell: sweet, citrusy hops. Very sweet without smelling sugary or artificial, just nice natural fruit. Taste is sweet, fruity hops, crisp and bitter and even refreshing. It could use more hop kick but now Iím just being greedy. This beer does all it should do and does it very well. The best IPA Iíve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2007
22oz Pours mostly orange, clear, thick head. Smells really citrusy, and hoppy. Flavor is grapefruit, lots of hops, quite bitter. Mouthfeel is carbonated. Good ipa overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 26, 2007
Orange amber with fluffy head, good lacing. Smells like hops and oranges. Nice smooth palate and added grapefruite flavor. More bitter than sweet... a bit lacking of malts. But overall very well done, finishes milky smooth and dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3381) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle; Poured an orange-amber-gold, with a large off white head; lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus, with some caramel malt. Great smooth flavor and mouthfeel. Nice pine and citrus to start with some caramel and toasted malt behind it. Some sweetness, but not much. Lingering finish, slightly dry. Some alcohol warmth. Due to the flavor and creaminess of the mouthfeel, I might have drank this too quickly.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nephilium (1462) - Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
This starts off with a strong citrus/pine aroma, with a hint of tannin underneath. It pours a slightly cloudy amber, with about a quarter of an inch of head that left great lacing. This has a wonderful bitter taste, with a bit of astringency in it and a nice long finish. This is simply an amazing IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Poured an amber color with a white fluffy head. Aroma of pine, hops, and citrus.Taste was exceptionally smoothe with earthy hops and citrus. At first it started off a tad sweet and finished with a hoppy bitterness. A very smoothe bitter flavor. Another excellent brew from AleSmith. Thanks again Larry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chadje (185) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2008 22 oz bottle. Pours a nice orangeish color with a good size head. Smells citrusy and the hops taste citrusy as well, with a good bitterness. A good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Rusty orange hue, letting through a very marginal amount of light. Nose exhibits grapefruits, band-aid and soured whiskey, similar to rotting wood. Tastes crisp and vegetal to start - pine needles and a hint of garlic. Some sweetened tea flavor, chemicals, peaches. Woodsy caramel malts affect the aftertaste. Resinous but distantly sweet palate. A disappointment considering its pedigree - it might be just slightly past its prime. Still easily enjoyed. Thanks Jason!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Very clear copper pour, big white head from the yeast. Aroma is big on citrus and floral, with a touch of peach and just smells dry-hopped. Flavor is citrus hops all the way and very leafy and fresh from being dry-hopped itís like opening a bag of hops. Sweet caramel malts to balance it out. Very creamy mouthfeel almost like drinking it on cask with low carbonation and just an extremely soft and easy mouthfeel, I drank the whole bottle by myself in like 15 minutes. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 9, 2007
On tap at Stone. Good storng hoppy, citrus, and pine aroma. Good crisp taste with decent bitterness. I damn good IPA!


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