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AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394

AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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AleSmith dialed in the recipe resulting in an extremely drinkable 6% ABV Pale Ale with light bitterness and accentuated hoppiness designed to fill the gap between AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale and AleSmith IPA. This San Diego Pale Ale will showcase abundant piney and citrusy hop aroma and flavor from an intense dry-hopping schedule. A balanced malt profile will round out these hoppy flavors with a biscuity finish to enhance drinkability throughout the innings.

The name “394” (.394) references the highest single-season batting average Gwynn set back in 1994. Ready to be released at the June 6th Padres Beerfest, San Diego Pale Ale 394 will reflect the commitment to excellence shared by the legendary Tony Gwynn and the AleSmith team.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3363) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2014
Light Amber color. Buscuit, Cabernet savoign and grapefruit. Great nose. Nice buscuity malt backbone with moderately aggressive hopping. Mildly sweet. Slightly bitter dry finish. Top notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits and herbal hops with pineapple notes and light biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops, medium bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with a bouquet floral aroma. A bitter flavor up front with a biscuit mouth feel. An easy aftertaste of malt that quickly disappears. A small amount of caramel in the taste, that makes the beer refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2445) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a fizzy off white head. Tastes delicious, like grapefruit hops, strong smooth alcohol, caramel, and nutty roasted malt. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like caramel, orange, grapefruit, nutty, creamy, and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1405) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
On Tap @ Srfside Tap Room. Clear, golden copper pour with a frothy white head. Pine, floral hops, citrus, and light biscuit in the aroma. Taste is citrus, pine, and even bitterness up front with a soft, bready malt backbone. Clean mouthfeel. One of the best APAs I’ve had in a longtime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Tap @ Alesmith... Poured golden amber with a white head. Nice lacing. Pungent, strong citrus hops on the nose and in the flavor. Thick mouthfeel. Gives the allusion of stronger ABV, but only at 6% this is quite the hefty APA. Bitter, green, resinous hops dominate with mild grainy character to keep it grounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5783) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
On tap oro agrumata lieve nota fruttata amaro merio citrico agrumato secchezza media non molto corpo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1988) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On tap at their tasting room. Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus. Flavor follows. Some malt backbone but more like an east coast ipa. Really nice beer though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5632) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft at the brewery with Linh. Pours a clear golden body with white lacing. Aroma is fruit - pineapple, mango and additional bitter citrus fruits. Mouthfeel is clean, nicely carbonated and sessionable with notes of citrus fruits, light pine and sweet sugary orange slices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2753) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap at the brewery. It poured a light golden color with a white head. The aroma was of floral hops, grapefruit and some orange peel. The taste was of bread, biscuity malts and lots of floralness. Tasty.

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