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RATINGS: 2012   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a Firestone Walker tulip. Big thanks again to mfavoino (Matt) for sending this my way. A: Pours a clear golden orange color with a thick white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving behind sticky sheets of lace. S: Pale malt sweetness, dried grass, little bursts of citrus fruit and a little pine on the back end as well. T: More piney bitterness than the nose, but the same pale malt sweetness comes through. Grassy and little less citrus as well. M: Light bodied with a nice, medium carbonation level with a sweet malt finish. O: A little maltier than I would have liked, but this was easily drinkable and the flavors blended nicely together. Serving type: bottle


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbonga (23) - - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Actually the description on the bottle, which is pretty much the description on RB nails it completely. Thatís really what itís like. Not sure Iíve ever seen / agreed with one quite so much. Very tasty stuff. I was expecting it to be decent but this was better than hoped. Quintessential US IPA. Will be seeking out more of this.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dospavlos (2) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015 does not count
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

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CousinBrenden (110) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2015
Perfect San Diego style IPA. Big pine and grass notes in nose and flavor. Very ver mild malts with hop flavor and bitterness balance at perfection.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nmcnair (10) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Thin white head, floral and piney smelling. Very solid. Might have been over-hyped for me, but itís really good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madchemist83 (134) - USA - APR 12, 2015
Aromas of citrus and citrus peel. Huge white head with lots of lacing. Sweet candy taste with a bitter pine finish. Balanced well but Iíd like to see more hop flavour ... maybe lemon drop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (414) - FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
Pours deep amber with thin white head. Nose is hoppy. Aromas are toasted malts, tropical fruits, citrus and resinous pine, with a salty note. Fizzy carbonation, oily texture. Medium bitter finish mainly resinous. Well-balanced, refreshing and pleasant IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
From notes on 3/7/15 Wow, One of the best IPAs Iíve ever had. Not sure why Iíve always passed up on this one. Excellent example of what an IPA should be. Deep golden amber pour. Huge floral aroma. Very flowery beer. Sharp resin bitter taste, followed by hints of floral notes and strong fruity citrus notes.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (338) - SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2015
Quite fruity and flowery hoppy smell. The color is yellow to orange. The taste is fruity bitter, but a little bit more hops and carbonation would have been beneficial. Solid aftertaste with a certain dryness. Great beer, but not my favorite IPA out there.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianza_ale (173) - ITALY - APR 7, 2015
6 oz, teku tasting glass. Bottled since 3 weeks, fresh, THANKS BOB! Pours a quite abundant, slighlty off-white head; brass golden to dark orange clear colour. The nose itís superlative: mango, tropical, floral, juicy; thereís that unmistakable sweet fruity, aromatic hoppiness that just come with this kind of top notch ales. Tastes fruits( melon, peach), top malty, orange peel, piny; the balance itís the 2nd superlative thing bout this IPA: medium and perfect sweetness, which slowly fades away(not fast as most IPAs,) leaving space to a medium bitterness which again slowly develops; veery nice juicy hops. Bitter and sweet notes are both very distinguishable, and such perfectly mixed at the same time. Right average carbonation, medium body, silky texture. Maltiness itís quite perfect, crisp and such refined; not overdone like in many ipas, most of times to cover the strong hoppiness. Aroma and balance just take this brew to the highest level. Could be best IPA Iíve ever tasted

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kristaps (14) - LATVIA - APR 7, 2015
From bottle. Wow, what a nice brew, very well balanced with pleasant hop aroma, bit dry taste and bitter aftertaste.


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