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RATINGS: 2079   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
It’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9990) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Shared bottle provided by Eyedrinkale (thanks!). Poured a medium, cloudy amber color with a white head. Fruity and citric aromas and tastes. Nicely bitter. Very solid IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Thanks to EDA...Cloudy unattractive yellowish brown. White head. Nice hoppy aroma and flavor. This has some good malt backbone, and wonderfully well made. These guys know their stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Bottle. Orange color, hazy from the brewer’s yeast in the bottle, white head that left lacing all over my glass. Floral, malty, and hoppy aroma, very pleasant. Sweet malt flavor, gentle citrus overtones, generous hops, and extremely smooth. Hops dominate the aftertaste. Tried it side by side with the Stone IPA, I thought it was much smoother with a creamy head due to the bottle conditioning. Otherwise both are exceptional, this is a fantastic IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Cloudy orangish yellow color, big head, short lasting creamy hop aroma, crisp sharp distinct hop citrus taste, not much malt to speak of, flavor stayed full the entire bottle, a wonderful IPA but not available in the midwest and its not so much better than others to include shipping on the price

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
22oz brown bomber with a plain silk screen lettering of Alesmith IPA nothing fancy. This one pours a hazy darker orange color with an off white head. Descent retention and lacing as I drank this. Very hoppy aroma with notes of citrus and pine coming through but not overly hoppy. This one is surprisingly balanced considering the hopped up nose on it. Flavor starts with a citrus hoppiness with some piney notes and finishes with the hop bitterness. It has a definite spicy kick to it with a slight sweet malt in there as well. Very nice flavor to it, complex and lots to sort out. This has about a medium body with good carbonation and a creamy smooth mouthfeel. This one was a joy to drink too bad this stuff isn’t regularly available around this parts or I would drink it all the time. Another great from Alesmith.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2004
golden amber color, tannish rocky long lasting head w/ lots of lacing. floral hop, pine, and citrus aroma. flavor is all hop, very bitter. grapefruit peel flavor too. resiny mouthfeel and aftertaste. sparce but sparkly carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2004 Pours a bright orange with small white head. Aroma of flowers and citrus. Flavor is very full and balanced. The hops are very expressive, and the malt balances out the palate. A great beer! Thanks to IMTheOptimater for this very tasty brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2004
Cloudy orange/amber coloured. Very nice aromas with loads of citrusy cascade hops. Very hoppy and bitter flavour. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9685) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
not significantly superior to many other good American IPAs I have had. Full mouthfeel with citrus and dough. Somewhat overcarbonated that with bitterness and pine and tad grassiness, set off my mouth. Good accompanyment to dinner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 Bottle. Strong hop smell. Beautiful pour and head. Hazy yellow color. Bitter taste. Strong citrus flavor. Proto-typical American Hophead IPA. I’m not an IPA fan, but this is one of the best I’ve had.

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