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RATINGS: 2238   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Alesmith must know my tastebuds because everything I have tasted has been excellent! Perfect smell floral hops and guess what it also taste perfect with appropiate amount of bitterness. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
This beer made me sad. Sad that even though I live in California, I donít have access to it in Northern California. I had to make a SoCal trip to get it. If I had access to it, I would have this stocked at my house 24/7. This is a beer that is just simply stunning from start to finnish. Aroma is perfectly balanced with big bready sweet malts, and juicy citrusy hops. Smelling this beer just made my mouth water. This beer was just insanely tasty. Once the beer hit my tastebuds it was over. Iím used to solid WC IPAís but this was clearly a breed apart. Itís citrusy hop blast is counterbalanced with the malts in a way that is something to appreciate. You start getting all kinds of different flavors...passion fruit, grapefruit, tart apples, papayas. Excellent beer. Highly recommended.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2324) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2007
650ml Bottle from Bevmo. This is rating #100. Pours a a deep rich, slightly cloudy, copper color with a big off-white sudsy head. Plenty of lacing and long retention in the head. Aroma is very strong and is dominated by grapefruit, lemons, sugar cane and hops. Flavor was a bit subtle and subdued compared to many IPAís that Iíve sampled. The taste experience starts with dry hazelnuts and walnuts in the forefront, oranges, pine and grapefruit fill in the edges, and biter hops and clean malts bring up the rear. Mouthfeel was robust, full and creamy, carbonation was ample and prickly. The finish was long with biter hops and sweet malts. Overall: every sip left me wanting another bigger sip, needless to say this beer went down fast. This is one truly great IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle courtesy of bonus per KingG. One of the better IPAís that had more of a IIPA feel to it. Lots of citrus and pines to it. Will try to get more of this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2007
bottle shared by bdigi66 - Pours copper with a lingering head. It has a nice citrus hop aroma. Thereís really good hop flavor with citrus and pine notes and enough malt to balance it. Medium bodied, crisp hops finish... this is an excellent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: February 21, 2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RateBeer SE Gathering, 2004
Appearance: dark yellow
Aroma: sweet carmel malt aroma with lots of hops
Flavor: well balanced flavor with enough malt to back up the tempered hops
Overall: does not quite live up to the aroma

Date: February 21, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Score: 3.6 to 3.9
Appearance: lots of lace
Flavor: great creamy hop flavor
Overall: still short of the aroma but a wonderful hop flavor

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Holy sh.......... Damn this was good. Deep caramel in color and had a small, bubbly white head. Ridunculous lacing. Sweet candied sugar aroma, notes of piney hops and citrus. This smell penetrates the inner-workings of the olfactory system and holds it hostage. Very good mouth feel, smooth and perfectly carbonated. Grassy, flowery, sweet citrus taste that is all balanced and melded together remarkably. This brew rocked.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Pours amber with a thick frothy white head.... aroma is very floral and hoppy... bitter taste with a hint of citrus and pines.... very smooth texture

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankman (255) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2007
I got a bottle from CBKSCHUBERT and I have one thing to say about this, it is the best IPA Iíve ever had, hands down. Loaded with grapefruity goodness and just the proper amount of bitterness this beer pleases IPA lovers and people who canít really handle the intense bitterness an IPA can put out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Poured a nice golden color into a pint glass. Smelled nice, but not as aggressive as some. Taste is hints of citrus, lemon, pine, with some nice balancing malt. This beer is quite drinkable and very balanced. Not as sharp or powerful as a lot of other IPAís, but expertly crafted. Comes together great.


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