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RATINGS: 2255   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Aroma is citrusy, floral and light airy yeasts. Flavor is citrus, huge, in your face floral hops, light fruits, a balancing malt spine, so damn good. A big ass beer for being only 7.25%. Im a hophead at heart, but you tell me. Could this brewery have a more fitting name?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4839) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle at patrick767 gathering. Small fizzy ivory head that mostly diminished, very little lacing, carbonation noted, semi-transparent, and an orange brown hue. Nose was caramel, citrus, pine, hoppy, fruity, sweet, and malty. Flavor was hoppy, Ditto for the flavor. Tingly mouthfeel and medium body. For not being a hophead, I truly enjoyed this IPA. It was a delight to drink, worthy of a try and I would absolutely drink this one again if the opportunity presented itself.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Thanks to Riverside ak for this! Pours gold with fluffy white head and some decent lacing. Sweet citrusy fresh hops on the nose. Very similar flavor profile with a very becoming vanilla citrus like finish. This is a perfect blueprint on how do an IPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle courtesy of alohac (thanks!). Pours a hazy orange with large white head. Tiny bubbles, just like the bottle said. Decent retention and great lacing. Aroma is grapefruity hops along with some other vaguely sweet fruit as well. Taste is hoppy all the way; more grapefruit coming in, along with some pine and a little malty sweetness. Way too easy to drink. Average palate with a smooth, bitter finish. An excellent IPA, no doubt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phiconners (150) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Pours a nice golden color with a white head. This was a very strong IPA, felt more like a double/imperial to me. Excellent flavor, but bitterness might have dominated a bit too much for me. But admittedly a lot of that is based on my own expectations, as I went in thinking it would be a smaller beer. No matter the category, a top notch beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2009 22oz bottle. Clear amber with a sticky lasting head that laces. Big fruity aroma with lots of mango, some grapefruit, pine, and a little caramel. Some toasty, caramel maltiness with lots of hops over it. Almost balanced, but the hops are huge and win out with a bitter finish. Very nicely drinkable, but you can still feel the alcohol. Medium, clean palate with soft carbonation. My one hang up is that there is a slight soapy note in the finish that tastes like a weird play between the hops and alcohol. Hardly distracting, but keeps it from being a perfect IPA for me. (8,4,7,4,15=3.8) Rerate: 22oz bottle. I wish they would date these bottles because this canít be too fresh. Nice peach/grapefruit/pineapple hop aroma, though not incredibly punchy. Maybe Iím just expecting too much though. Fruity and floral with a resiny-bitter finish that isnít too intense. Some toasty sweetness up front, but dry and bitter in the finish with almost no alcohol. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a nice feel from the bottle conditioning, minus some chunks. Despite my suspicions that this would be punchier with a fresher bottle, this is quite good. I really need to find it on tap now.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Courtesy SoLan. Pours a mostly clear, very lightly hazy golden honey color. A frothy, off-white head settles to a thin layer with a marshy gathering of bubbles towards the center. Organic splotches of lacing look like cobwebs on the glass. The aroma is very fresh and fruity, with very well balanced blend of sweet malt and bitter hop character. Fresh orange juice and grapefruit hops blend well with caramel and lightly buttery toffee. The flavor follows suit, with incredibly tasty citrus perfectly complimenting the substantial maltiness. A touch of honey adds a unique sweetness. Very well balanced. The body and mouthfeel are on the heavy side of medium and are incredibly smooth. Very tasty and satisfying.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bomber. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Taste is hops,citrus and a little pine. Perfet balance for a IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Gold/copper. Small, foamy white head. Full spectrum hops- pine, citrus, resin, spicy florals- backed some lightly sweet pale malt. Medium body, balanced. Awesome IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Very nice IPA Golden color with small white head. Aroma of light citrus and pine. Taste is of citrus, pine, malt but the flavors are nicely blended and none overpowering.


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