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RATINGS: 2236   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Tap @ the brewery. Pours a cloudy golden copper color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is heavily citrus hops with a slight bit of malt thrown in for good measure. Taste is grapefruit and pine needles up front dissolving into an absolutely wonderful citrus hop finish. The beer remains smooth and supremely drinkable despite the heavy carbonation. This immediately became my new favorite IPA, and another smash hit from AleSmith.

   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 (1270) - 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. Didnít 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 (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Picked up a 22-oz bomber at Johnís 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 (12011) - 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 (5480) - 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.

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