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RATINGS: 2206   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Pretty much lives up to the hype. Has the aroma and taste of Ruination but without the over the top mouth feel. Really the standard for a single IPA hands down. In the end taste is everything and this one has it in spades.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humpah (29) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
0,66l bottle from Alko. Pours light amber colour with no haze and medium head. Aromas has tropical fruits like mango and citrus and pine in it. Taste is light to medium body, quite bitter and hoppy. Pretty soft carbonation and long finish. One fine IPA, but quite expensive (price / liter) from the Finnish monopoly.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beers0mniac (91) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
Amber/orange color with medium white head. Strong and amazing aroma of grapefruits, pine and citrus. Taste is first fruity but then it turns to grapefruit, pine and malty bitterness. Excellent carbonation. This is just so good IPA, smooth and tasty to drink. All aspects in this beer are in perfect balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (646) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2016
F: big, good retention, off-white. C: amber, hazy, opaque. A: malt, caramel, toast, citrus, dusty. T: malty, grapefruit, earthy bitterness, tangerine, toast, good not disturbing bitterness, creamy, refreshing and worth to try, 0,25l from tap at Jopen in Amsterdam.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Studoffsky (39) - POLAND - APR 17, 2016
Z kranu w Czeskiej Baszcie (!). Niezwykły, bardzo intensywny aromat z wyczuwalną nutą loukoumi. W smaku - synteza wszystkiego co najlepsze w amerykańskich chmielach: żywica, grejpfrut, mango i papaja. Pełne ale nie ciężkie. Pod koniec pokazuje wspaniałą podbudowę słodową (świeży ciemny chleb, herbatniki). Majstersztyk z Zachodniego Wybrzeża.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buki (19) - Otwock, POLAND - APR 6, 2016
Niedawno zmierzyłem się z tym piwem. Nie sądziłem, że to jest aż taka legenda, niemniej spróbuje podejść do niego obiektywnie. Pisane z pamięci ETYKIETA: pełen minimalizm, który lubię. Ocena na plus. ZAPACH: uderzająco chmielowy. Jak ekstrakt ziołowo-żywiczne. Bardzo charakterystyczny, w żadnym innym piwie nie spotkałem się jeszcze z taką intensywnością. Od razu wzbudziło to moje zainteresowanie. Na plus PIANA: drobnopęcherzykowa, opada powoli. Na plus. SMAK: potężne uderzenie chmielu. Pierwszy raz spotkałem się z piwem które było tak skoncentrowane na nutach ziołowo-żywicznyo-trawiastych. Niemal czułem się tak jakbym przyssał się do jakiejś sosny i spijał żywice :D. Wysycenie średnie. Delikatny alkohol, wpasowujący się do całości. Na plus. Delikatna słodycz, smak syropu na kaszel czy nalewki ziołowej. Całość zbalansowana acz niesamowicie intensywna. OCENA: pozytywna. Jednak rozumiem, że piwo może nie smakować, jeżeli ktoś nie jest gotowy na takie chmielowe uderzenie. Sam nie jestem jakimś wielkim fanem więc nie będę się szykować na kolejną butle. Niemniej przeżycie warte sporej ceny.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (621) - randers, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
piny aromas, with hints of nuts, caramel, and mango. taste medium bitter with sweet notes. average carbonation, full bodied, with a bitter aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - APR 2, 2016
7.25%ABV.  IPA. Poured out deep gold. 10şSRM. Nose has pine, magnolias, and toasted malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is soapy.  Palate is graham cracker with honey,  There is a bit of a curious almost "fishy" pop which then disappears to slide into malty, hoppy finish land.  Hops are bitter melon, oily, resinous, nice  floral flavor notes of magnolias, freesias, carnations.  Goes on Favorites List!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (928) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Tap at Public House. Dark amber with a thin white cap and medium lacing. Clover honey, apricot, light floral quality, black pepper and resiny. Medium sweetness cut by a spicy, floral bitter finish. Lighter medium body with a watery feel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnG_BrgNor (324) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2016
0,65 L Bottle. Clear golden with a lasting head. Aroma of pine, citrus and tropical. Taste is citrus, tropical and caramalt. Its bitter and even if the caramalt is there its still on the bitter side (as IPAs should). A very good IPA. Just as I hoped its not overrated.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rentonj7 (146) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Medium amber with some suspended particles. Aroma is big fruit cocktail, blood orange and tangerines, mango. Sweet malt backbone, big citrus, pine, grapefruit in mouth not nose. Very refreshing. Long developing finish with drying giving to last bits of carbonation. Wow.


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