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RATINGS: 2052   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Its 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


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (340) - 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. Im not really into the pine profile which is a slightly unpleasant distraction for me. Everything else is great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3641) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle shared at Black Swan, post CBC - fuzzy golden copper coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is a medley of tropical and citrus fruits, some caramel sweetness, tangerine, pineapple, big pine needles, hoppy bitter finish. Lovely stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk (202) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2015
A bit more middle of the road than I was expecting. The aroma is light and floral with subtle hints of citrus. The flavor is similar with a bit of cereal. The mouthfeel and body are rather light. The finish is very crisp and reasonably bitter.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PlinyDad1952 (103) - - JUN 28, 2015
LET ME TELL YOU. STICK TO PLINY (ITS THE BEST BEERS IN THE EARTH!!!!!) MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE MOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS (200++ IBU) MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS MORE HOPS

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells of intense citrus and pine. Medium carbonation and semi-foamy. Taste is heavy on hops and flowers and grass. Medium length aftertaste of bitter hops and floral herbs. A bit of alcohol warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoltan95 (4) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
very good India Pale Ale, Aroma fruity and hoppy with a nice golden amber coloring. taste was a nice initial sweet taste with a slightly bitter after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (420) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Draft. Poured a clear gold with small sudsy white head. Aromas of floral, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and pine. Flavor had grapefruit, floral, mango, pineapple, and pine. Medium body, fairy thin texture, good carbonation, and a medium bitterness to finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours a deep golden brown from the bomber with fluffy off-white head. Aroma of big resinous piney hops with nice caramel and biscuit malt behind. Taste follows, definitely hop forward but nice balance. Soft carbonation, medium body, no booze, great IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spokeydonkey (37) - somerville, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours copper with a nice white head that leave lacing down the glass. clear with moderate carbonation. Aroma is dominated by citrus: orange and grapefruit. At a sip, it starts off sweet with definite grapefruit zest. Transitions into a very thick pine resin for a lingering finish. A solid malt sweetness, but it is definitely just enough to balance the aggressive hopping. Overall a very good ipa with just enough malt to keep it exceptionally drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhatton (176) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a bright copper body, frothy white head that leaves excellent lacing. Big aromas of grapefruit and tangerine with subtle scents of pine. Malt flavors up front with fresh tropical citrus fruit tastes. Some herbal and resinous notes come through as well. Medium body with somewhat sticky feel. Slightly dry bitter finish. Very nice IPA overall.


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