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RATINGS: 2266   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2006
22 oz bottle. Cloudy buckwheat honey with a brief white head. Sweet grapefruit and orange with a little toffee. Rich citrus with a whisper of kirsch. Woody, brown sugar backbone; touch of soap. Beautifully balanced; elegant. Dense flavor without overpowering. My favorite IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Poured a orange to light amber color with a thick and very long lasting white head. Aroma has a strong mineral charcter that is very aggressive and upfront. Also a grassy and citrusy aromas are quite noticable. Vlavor has a very sweet light crystal malt chacter than follows into a strong grassy and citrus hop flavor. Bitterness is well balanced. A good IPA, though I was definitely expecting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2006 Pours a golden amber with large white head. The people that say it has a small head must have poured it wrong. Iím using a tulip glass and the head is quite large and lasting, with little bit of lacing. Delicous mouthwatering citrus fruity aroma. Tastes better than the aroma. Initial taste is of fruit, maybe cherries, then citrus, grapefruit, caramel, pine, and sweetness with a wonderful hoppy finish. Close to perfect IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
22oz bottle poured clear amber with a small white head. Aroma was sweet caramel hops and citrus hops. Had a good bitterness with a big caramel sweetness and a light dry alcohol finish. Overall a nice IPA, but not as good as I remember it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Great body color, nice orange-brown with a thin white head. Aroma is excellet, citrus hoppiness with a nice light fruitiness in the back of it. Awesome taste, citrus hoppiness, light pine and some cherry and apple. Excellent ending, sweet yet with the light bitterness that is to be expected of an IPA. A very nice beer that Iím gratefull to have had the chance to have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Thanks to Numenor for getting stiffed on a trade and getting this instead. Slightly hazy dark amber body. Sweet mild citrus hops aroma with some caramel in the background. Sweet citrus hops flavor, some hints of floral hops, and a caramel end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
bottle decants a fairly bright amber with a well-formed white head that retains well and leaves good lace. pungent hop nose is predominantly citric, but some floaral piny-ness also manifests itself, as well as some caramel notes. beer starts with a burst of sweetness, that carries a wave of hop flavor. strong bitterness dries it out a bit in the finish. big IPA - skirting the DIPA mark by not much. heavy malt body eventually becomes a distraction, even with the hops. characteristic high-cohumulone hop burn in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12046) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
22-oz. bottle from realale420, shared with chadzter. Pours amber with a medium foamy off-white head, fizzy, lasting head, some lined lacing. Aroma is citrus hop, resin and pine notes, yeast (dough, grass), caramel malt, alcohol nose. Moderate acidity and bitterness, pine and citrus rind hops, meal and caramel malt with an alcohol finish. Medium bodied, smooth and fizzy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Bottle. Marvelous IPA. All the hops, floral, and citrus notes you could ever want. Amazingly smooth and flavorful, with a great crisp grassiness. A classic style done the way it should be. Way better than Stoneís IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2006
22oz bomber via trade with 46er3498! - Thanks Tom! Pours cloudy amber wtih a nice full creamy offwhite head that stays very well and laces the glass. Aromas of beautiful c-hops.. Nice pine and grapefruit blast mainly but there is some subtle caramel behind it too. Flavor is good and hoppy.. Grapefruit, apricots, pine.. But there are sweet caramel and toffee notes underneath that balance this one out quite well.. Good smooth creamy palate with adequate carbonation and a good soft mouthfeel due to the balance.. This is probably the most drinkable IPA Iíve had to date.. Delicious.. Used to be common around here but for some reason I had to trade for it.. Iíd do it again in a minute though.. I really liked this one..

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