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RATINGS: 2279   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
Bottle. [Courtesy of wetherel]. Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good - excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, pine, citrus - grape. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. Very very nice ;o)) (180308)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
stetzel (22) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
nice lacy white head.amazing aroma.flavor is text book san deigo style ipa,hops,hops,and when your screaming more hops.this is the apex of west coast ipa.thank you alesmith

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 7, 2008
Big thanks to Shyam for sending this my way. To my US palate living on European soil, this tastes like America. Bomber pours bright amber with a tall, fluffy and lasting white head. Very pretty. Big, classic, citrus-floral hoppy nose. Flavor offers a light, juicy sweetness before blossoming into fresh-hoppy bitterness that gains strength and lasts and lasts. Iím left with a memory and wishes for more. My only complaint is a lack of sessionability. But this is a doozy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2008
Ah, the highest rated IPA in the world. Iíve been craving this one for a long time. Nice frothy head with a slick lacing on the side of the glass. The character Alesmith hop aroma present. Many layers of complexity in regards to the hop presence. Qutie nice. However, the malt itself really took away from the experience. A bit cloying and pushed the beer out of balance for me. Quite a contrast here between the strong hop profile and the overly sweet malt backbone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (4170) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
wow.........soooooooooooooooooooooooooo hoppy. just amazing, not very balanced, cause there isnt much malt, but dear god a hop addicts wet dream!!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Courtesy of dpjuart. Pours a hazy orange with a large white head. Smells citric and piney, with a strong burnt plastic aroma. Not bad taste though, very bitter with some caramel malt notes and a touch of yeasty fruitiness. Finishes very dry and grainy. Meh..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2008
From a bomber I picked up while I was able to visit AleSmith. Pours a orange/amber color. Amazing hoppy nose. Great citrus and pine hops. One of the best IPAs out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
22 oz. bomber. Pours clear copper with thick, foamy white head, lingering and good lacing. Good old hoppy nose, slight grass with a touch of ozone. Earth and floral hop taste with a big bitterness, w a good, balancing malt, caramel and bread. Slight citrus, touch of chocolate. Oh, and some more bitter. Not bad. Not quite what I expected. Again, there may have been some age on this that didnít help anything. Would like to try it fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Courtesy of Juart. Pours a murky amber orange color and has a thick two-finger head that lasts. Great lacing. Has a strange plasticy ozone smell with a floral hoppiness and some peach. Has an almost numbing bitterness when it first hits your tongue. Kind of strange, but in a good way. Brown sugar and toffee sweetness balance it out. A good creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2008
From bottle courtesy dpjuart. Ozone, resin, grassy hoppiness, caramel, biscuit, light vapory alcohol, too. Medium-dark amber, slight haze, with a bit of floaters. Creamy off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with medium sweet maltiness, followed by quite a heavy hop presence. Alcohol warming. Medium dry bitter finish with light fruity dry nutty bitter after. Tasty IPA.

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