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AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394



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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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. Note *** in 1941 Ted Williams batted .406, Williams was the last player to bat .400 in a season. ***. 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 12/20
onceblind (7046) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Hazy copper under a thin Rocky white head. The nose has this vibrant clementine and citrus zest bitterness at the nose with a bright leafy hop undertone. Crisp flavor with a mellow pale malt breadiness and very slight nuttiness, mixed citrus peel bitterness, balanced and crisp and a bit grapefruity and pale malt nutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (702) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2016
Alaranjado de leve turbidez, espuma amarela de boa formação e persistência. Aroma de lúpulo floral, frutas amarelas, um pouco seco. Leve/médio amargor e leve dulçor. Corpo leve e média carbonatação. Final de média persistência, manga, melão, bem tropical e refrescante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdolfoCC (153) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - AUG 14, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar cobrizo con algunos destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa media a alta actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color blanco de buena retención, con burbujas compactas. AROMA: notas cítricas y frutales predominan como cáscara de toronja, piña, mango, algo ligeramente herbal y el dulzor de las maltas también presente. SABOR: al inicio un amargor medio bajo, seguido de notas cítricas como cáscara de toronja y naranja, algunas notas frutales como piña, mango y dulzor de las maltas, todo bien balanceado y redondo; retrogusto un amargor medio bajo que queda pegado al paladar el cual es seco. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio ligero con buena sensación oleosa en boca, carbonatación media. RESUMEN: una buena american pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chadski (61) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Quite biased being a Padre and Tony Gwynn fan. Grapefruit aroma with a hoppy bite. A sight honey sweetness at the end to round it out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1310) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus, sweet, pine, really really good. Appearance is amber golden, off white head, mostly hazy. Taste is citrus, pine, tropical fruit, floral, good. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, citrus peel aftertaste. Overall, this is quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2206) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Pale pour with nice hops in the aroma to the flavor. Well balanced. Not too sweet. Wet hop finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (1109) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2016
It pours golden in color. It has a slightly off white head. There is moderate lacing and moderate head retention. The aroma was strong enough to hit my nose from about three feet away. It has citrus, pine and biscuit aromas. The flavors highlight pine and citrus with a hint of peach, biscuit and a low level of caramel. The balance is strong towards the hops with a medium body. It has a smooth and moderately bitter finish. Overall, this beer has an excellent aroma it the presentation, not necessarily the complexity with a hop forward flavor and easy drinking finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4223) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle in Las Vegas. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, citrus, pine, resin and some tangerine. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and very refreshing. Decent body, nice balance. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1276) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2016
[Bottle] Pours amber with a nice off-white head which fades quickly to a thin film. Aroma is great--lots of tropical fruit. Pineapple, papaya, and tangerine. Taste is also big on fruit--really juicy tangerine with just the right amount of malt backbone. Good mouthfeel, smooth, long finish. Slightly dry. Overall, a really, really solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garpenrud (2) - - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
Had it on draught in Gaslamp Quarters. Hands down amazing! Probably the best Pale Ale I have ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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