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RATINGS: 2061   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Aroma is pleasant but not memorable-appearance is golden and bordering on amber-clean piny and citrus hop up front not much malt sweetness-medium palate followed nicely by lingering bitter finish-very good IPA? yes--the best? I think not


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillWyce (841) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Growler fill from GAT Beer in NE Phila. Pours clear golden-amber with a 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of piney hops mixed with tropical fruit, maybe some biscuit underneath. Body is medium, moderately oily, with a light astringent dryness to the finish. Flavor of resiny and pine hops mixed with tropical fruit, perhaps guava. A bit of a biscuit note underneath.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2886) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Golden pour. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Taste has caremel, citrus, pine, soft malt. Solid IPA, but not worthy of the praise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2075) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Draught. This is a nice hop forward ipa with lots of grassy notes and solid malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hohops (514) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Appearance is a hazy, golden amber, a 1-2 finger off-white fluffy head which lasts. Leaves plenty of lacing around the glass. Aroma- loads of tropical fruit, lemons, orange, tons of grapefruit, hop resins, almost smells bitter, hints of bread, malt and brewer’s yeast. Huge aromas. Taste- lots of hop bitterness, pine, clinging hop resins, bitter orange peel, pineapple, fruit juice, peach, hint of mango. Mouthfeel is exceptional as IPAs go- smooth and a little chewy towards the finish, a definite malt presence. Finish can be measured in minutes, with no trace of alcohol. The fruitiness is slightly understated, perhaps due to the age, but this is still exceptional stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
David_87 (110) - - JUL 21, 2015
Pours clear and golden orange. Aroma fills the room when opening the bottle, tangerines, grapefruit and some slight pine. Taste confirms what i already suspected at this point, this is one of the best single ipas in the world, granted it does push the border towards a double in both strength and bitterness (aroma as well, holy shit!). Impressed by this beer! Bottle from saveur biere.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SNL (405) - - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle. Clear caramel pour, small white head. Fresh hoppy nose, hints of citrus. Very crisp and clean IPA. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2536) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle dated 02/25/15 so it is a few months old. Cloudy, orange amber pour under a large, lingering white foamy head. The aroma is full of grapefruit, tropical and other fruity characteristics more than anything else. Some caramel malt underneath. The body is medium to better than medium. The taste is well balanced in its sweetness, fruity characters, and the lingering yet mild bitterness on the backside. This is quite delightful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (449) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2015
This is one of the best examples of the style. Cheap, always reliably good from a great brewery. What more could you want?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ANZUShophunter (82) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
From bottle in tulip glass. Pine and citrus aroma I’d expect from West Coast with nice clean look. Excellent crisp taste with nice balance and range between malts and hops with nice resin bitterness. Glad it’s made the trip down under!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (342) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle: very light haze, straw to copper, medium head and good lace. The nose is a good balance of hop and malt. Slightly funky piney edge. Maybe a hint of reduction or slow fermentation. Dry, not sour and moderately high bitterness. Lovely rich malty flavor. Some caramel and tropicals. I’m not really into the pine profile which is a slightly unpleasant distraction for me. Everything else is great.


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