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RATINGS: 2238   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
degrassi (30) - cypress, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Drank it out of a bottle before work the other day, probably should have actually sat down and enjoyed it. Strong in hops as soon as you pop the top. Letís you know what to expect, and doesnít let you down. A very nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3316) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle: Pours a clear, orange amber with a few suspended particles. Thick off-white head and thick lacing. Nose is simple enough, citrus and floral hops with a sweet maltiness. Flavor is hoppy, yet not overly aggresive. Citrus and florals go well with the malt presence. I expected more flavor intensity, but this is still a pleasant and top notch IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2007
bottled. like a milder version of yulesmith in its uniqueness. some grapefruit and licorice, apple, berry, citrus, and lots of hops. some vanilla, so freakin awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Tried at the brewery, while buying some Decadence. Nice hoppy aroma. Mild carbonation from draft. Burnt yellow color. Grassy nose and taste. Veery drinkable.

   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 iíve gotten, the conditioning must have gone awry because there was no carbonation, so the beer ended up being horribly unbalance without any bubbles, iíll judge how i can though, and how iíd 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 IPAís 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 IPAís I have ever had. Delicious.

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