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RATINGS: 2220   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2006
Very unique IPA Iíd love to smell this beer all day...unreal hop aroma. Very rich and thick caramel...thats why its unique...most IPAs I have had have been very dry and thin with high alcohol. This one is extremely malty and thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2006
Bomber. Thanks Bro! This is why Iím becoming a big hop head. I love great IPAs like this. Poured a great copper color with a creamy off-white head that diminished to a ring over time but left excellent lacing. Big IPA aroma of grapefruit and pine. The flavor found grapefruit citrus, pine, orange, and a light malt background of butterscotch and chocolate. Medium body and dry but smooth. Awesome bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EventHorizon (7) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2006 does not count
.. it is pretty awesome. omg.. itís fanfuckingtastic, this IPA. great pour from a bomber, perfect aroma, color is great.. tastes wonderful.. some cinnamon even.. great, great IPA. must buy more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Hops, caramel , bubbles, heat, alcohol in that order and in perfect percentages. Dry hopped in description sya it perfect. This is almost a perfect IPA...read the description and you will know evrything about this brewha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
warriorx99 (85) - USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottled. This IPA has a fruity hoppy aroma to it. The taste is almost sweet for just a moment, but finishes bitter. I donít normally care for the bitterness, but this is such a quality beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Bottled. Dark honey color, hazy (yeast floaties), large offwhite head that is creamy//fluffy and a bit lumpy. Body is sparkling. Lace is in rings, also in sheets, is quite generous and head is fully lasting. Aroma is honeycomb, floral, orange, pine and sweet dough. Body is medium to full with light, soft carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Flavor is honeycomb, flowers, touch of light honey, strong pine aftertaste with a light alcohol presence proving some warmth. Honey-floral is throughout. Not very sweet, pretty bitter and well blended flavor. Nothing super exciting except the appearance, but this beer is really well done. Thoroughly enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a very slightly hazy amber color with a nice tight one finger thick off white head that lasts. Lots of citrus and pine hop aroma. Lots of hop flavor that lingers. Not much malt, but thats OK. Slight alcohol warming. Palate is a little thin. Medium body. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3335) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Um, not much to say about this one except that it probably should replace sierra nevada as the quintessential ipa. I mean these guys nailed it. The hops are perfectly balanced and donít kill you with their aromas or flavors. Great beer to drink. Glad I had a chance to try this one. Thanks to dhlesq. Very floral aromas. Very bitter, citrusy tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
Bottle 650ml. Appearance: hazy golden with big creamy white head. Aroma: hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor: hops, caramel, pine, grapefruit. Thank Harry for this amazing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Bottle. 22oz. Pours a deeper golden color with a regular head. Strong scents of hops on the nose. Flavors of hops (of course) caramel and butterscotch and maybe some apple cider. Malts and hops are pretty balanced in this brew, but hops win. Thanks Flaco Alto !

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