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RATINGS: 2275   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigDaddyBlues (46) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2007
22 oz bomber bought at From the Vine. Loved the nose on this. I coould smell it as soon as I started to pour. A very lush looking orange brown in color. Hop heaven. One of those beers I will always keep around.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Dear Alesmith, may I make a proposition? If you send me a case or two of this heavenly IPA, I will promote your beer free of charge. That may not sound like much but let me clarify that Iíll do this in a classroom filled with mostly underage drinkers. Using the power of chalk and personality, I will sow the seeds of social degeneracy by promoting this specific beer, possibly the finest IPA Iíve had. I will talk about its lovely look, its huge mouthfeel, its immense flavor of floral and citrus hops and its pleasing malt heft. But mostly Iíll just corrupt the young (oh, and Iíll wear a sandwich-board too).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2007
The Dan Journal #22. Tasted 5/30/07. 22oz bomber. Hazy and orange brown hue. Caramel malts and citrus in the nose. Zesty. Big citrus boom. Delicious! Tight palate. FnA. Nice malt kick with a bitter lingering hop finish. This is a tremendous brew! Absolutely wonderful!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Bottle, split with NachlamSie. Pours hazy amber with a very tall fluffy beige head. Aroma is juicy sweet pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Not very aggressive, just nicely stated. Flavor is very resiny, lots of sticky pine and grapefruit, with a sufficient amount of malty backbone. Mouthfeel is non-aggressive and actually fit for massive consumption. Wish I could get this more easily.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3275) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Bottle split with Muenster. Pours a cloudy amber/orange with a very tall white head that lasts, lasts, lasts, and lasts. Great smelling IPA here. Itís heavy on the pineapple with dry pine resin, a bit of malts. Itís exotic and spicy all around. Okay, here I am being critical, I could use some more hops, but jeez, it is hoppy indeed. Finish is dry with just a hint of juiciness resonating from a grilled pineapple flavor. Itís insanely drinkable. An appealing level of sticky pine is found throughout. This is a damn good beer, it is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Hazy, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving laces. Fresh, citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, light notes of caramel and very distinct citrus and peach from the hops. Rather hoppy finish. Solid West Coast IPA. 310507

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Greta looking brew. Pours a chrytal clear amber color. Head is very nice, stays with the brew all the way through. Very drinkable, and good IPA

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pours a reddish brown with a thick head. Aroma of hops and malt. The hops have a strong citrus element in the aroma and lend a grapefruit finish that meshes well with the peppery, yeasty, sweetness of the beer. Best IPA of the 25 or so Iíve tried.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (2582) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Bottle in a pint glass. Pours copper with a dense rocky lasting white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of fresh hop flowers and some citrus. Flavor of bitter hops and more hops and then some hops. Surprisingly medium-light body. Super-dry disappearing flavor seems like it should linger at least a little. Nice beer, but the best IPA in the world? Well, Iíll have to rate some others and see. re-rate: Now that Iím a big fan of hoppy IPAs, this one is awesome. Just the right amount of biscuit honey fruit aromatic hop bitterness and bouquet and flavor and orangy citrus. Outstanding. More points for everything.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2007
22oz bottle. pours golden-amber with white head. nice nose of PNW hops, piney and grapefruit. flavor is nice and bitter with piney grapfruit hop notes and a bit of biscuit. taste fresh, clean, and highly refreshing. abv well hidden. carbination is smooth. real tasty.


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