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RATINGS: 2081   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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.


yngwie's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle, 22oz, kindly shared by tarjei. It pours an almost clear, golden body under a dense, small, off-white head. Lovely nose with citrusy, slightly peachy hops. Some pine cones too, and with appropriate level of malts. That goes for the flavor too, the malts do their job in the background, providing sweetness and body fullness to cope with the citrusy, resiny and piney hops. Slightly warming too. Fine bitterness in the finish. A pretty awesome, well-balanced IPA. Wonderful. (090508)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Big bottle in Amsterdam. One of the great ones. Nice amber body with huge head. Nose of hops, floral, grassy, pine. Taste of fruits, sweet, hops. Really nice extended release of hops and pine and grapefruit. Very nice finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ctplt777 (338) - - SEP 1, 2015
Iíve had some awful ipas/beers and this is polar opposite to them. This is a West Coast ipa to the fullest extent of the law. Absolute grapefruit, pine and citrus bomb on the aroma. Really resinous and dank. Tropical fruits shine through as it warms up as well. Taste is super dry, bitter and full of citrus and more pine and tropical fruit. Really juicy and fresh ipa. I finally found this in Virginia and I donít know if I just got lucky or Alesmith is sending beers out east, but this was an absolute perfect ipa and Iím so pumped I finally go to try it. Will definitely seek this out again. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillHick420 (444) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours straw with some haziness. White, dense head, some lacing. Nose of fresh cascade hops, dried fruits, and grape. Nice, mellow grapefruit, dried hops on the aroma. Some sweet malts. Somewhat weak finish, but a good IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bomber->tulip. Orange-gold with huge offwhite head. A: loads of citrus and floral hops, caramel malt. Fresh and juicy. T: bittersweet pine, citrus, and floral hops, resin, grapefruit. Somewhat crisp, with great lingering bitterness. Top notch.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Aromas of tangerine, juicy lemon, grapefruit. Clear yellow-orange with a fully lasting white head. Dry, hop-forward, very aromatic, nicely balanced, zesty. Light-medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zickbeer_ye (370) - Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Aromas of fresh hops and sweet caramel malt some minor dry citrus. Bright white foamy head and golden body. Light piney citrus flavors and and a sweet fresh hop flavor that ends with a nice bitterness. Smooth and crisp on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergaard (236) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2015
Very very interesting and enjoyable ipa. Citrus, grape fruits, tea leafs, exotic fruit, pineapple, peach.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriszfat (32) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Nice citrus aroma from a bomber. Golden hue with solid head. Drinks easy and finishes with nice solid hoppy burst. Like it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (605) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Way solid ipa...great hop and malt balance....so glad they r in Minnesota now...great finish....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdjuice (461) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2015
Pours a really nice golden amber with fluffy white head. Hop aromas are really fresh, grassy, some grapefruit peel, lime, good and piney as well. Has a ridiculously smooth mouthfeel, and a very fruity, sweet, but not clingy flavors, that really slowly evolves into a solid hoppy, lingering finish. 90 minute was my favorite IPA, but this one just might take the crown.


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