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RATINGS: 2104   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a murky amber color with lots of floating sediment and a thick off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with a strong pine nose to it. Flavor is nice and hoppy, with hints of grapefruit and a bitter pine finish to it. Another top-notch offering from Alesmith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Poured amber with a lot of head. Smell is awesome, lots of citrus notes and hops. Taste is hoppy and pretty rich for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
i am so mad this was the first bottle of "bad" beer i’ve gotten, the conditioning must have gone awry because there was no carbonation, so the beer ended up being horribly unbalance without any bubbles, i’ll judge how i can though, and how i’d imagine it taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
I think I want to try another bottle of this, in hopes the one I had was "aged" or not stored properly. It was too fluffy for me, I felt like I was drinking a marshmellow. Note: not a marshmellow beer, but actually like a melted overly sweet cloying a little marshmellow. Anyway, pour was goldenish. Nose was mild hops with a fair share of malt as well. Taste was barely IPA at all, just the fore mentioned marshmellow. Now dont get me wrong, I like marshmellow, just not in my ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Mmmm i need an air freshner that smells like this. Tasty times, other then when i popped the top that bottle damn near exploded brew all over, never fear, i shotgunned most of it before it hit the floor. Lots of hops, much like many other IPA’s before this. Im a big fan, but have come to the conclusion that i will not find an IPA as good as Furious, but i am bias a weeee bit as well. SITTM came real close though....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duffmanyeah (16) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Wow this is amazing IPA. Beautiful amount of hops that memorize your pallet. I love the Stone IPA, but this is better! I recommend draft if you have the option. One of the best IPA’s I have ever had. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Sampled at csbosox’s tasting 7/3. Pours a hazy amber/orange with a creamy off-white head. The nose is big grapefruit and a faint pine. I began salivating like Pavlov’s dog when the aroma hit me. Medium-bodied, creamy, smooth and clean with a lightly bitter finish. Grapefruit, pine and resiny hops with a nice malt backing. This beer is way to easy to drink for 7.25% & if they ever start selling it in KS or MO, we’ll be spending a whole lot of time together. (If you want a more flowery and amusing review, read MrRain’s. I agree w/everything he says, except perhaps the "urine of a dehydrated man" part. That score’s a 5 on appearance, huh?)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2007
This beer is the same color as the urine from a dehydrated man. The head is thick, fluffy and persistent. It leaves a lace like those little doilies your grandma put under her imitation Ming vase. It smells like hop resin and citrus. The nose is quite bitter and almost burns a little. Just smelling this gem makes my mouth water. The first sip slides down the groove in the center of your tongue like a thief gliding, unseen down an alleyway. When it gets to the big buds on the back side of your mouth it splashes like a flood to the sides of your tongue where suddenly your mouth lights up in happy ecstasy. The corners of your lips curl up slightly and your eyes narrow. Ah! Hops and grapefruit permeate the flavor. On the next swallow you hold the beer in your cheeks and roll your tongue around in a bath of Romanesque indulgence. A slight pine wood flavor can be detected. After drink thereafter requires that you sniff the glass as you raise it to your lips in a passion of foreplay. The body does this involuntarily. As the beer warms up it gains body and dimension, becoming fuller and more complex. Images of small hexagonal beer molecules dance in your head like sugarplums on Christmas Eve. The stratus-like lacing hides the beer from the Budweiser fan sitting across from you at the table. He doesn’t even understand and you have no way to explain it to him. This beer is the epitome of what an IPA should be. This beer should have been included on the Voyager for extra-terrestrial life to sample. This beer iconifies one of man’s greatest achievements.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Golden pour thick off-white head. Citrus and hops on the nose. Grapefruit and hops in the flavor. Bitterness is subdued but builds as I get into the beer. Everything is working right with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
thanks dirty_martini! Clear amber with a great off white head. the head will not go away and it leaves some fantastic lacing. big piney caramel orange aroma. bittersweet piney orange caramel flavor. bitter piney caramel orange finish. boatloads o hops on the finish. the big side of medium bodied. fantastic soft subtle carbonation. perfect. fairly standard but fantastic ipa.

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