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AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394



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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (669) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 23, 2016
On tap at Alesmith brewpub. Golden sud with little head. Way dank hoppy cannabis aroma. Immediately quite bitter but slowly fades and gets a bit fruity. I really like it. Great classic San Diego pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1828) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Strong piney hop aroma. Light and crisp. Very drinkable. Nice fresh color with a good head. Some citrus with a mild grainy malt base.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Draft in Mr Peabody’s, Encinitas on 8th May 2016. Menu called it Tony Gwynn .394 Pale Ale. Orange pour, full head which did not hang around long. Hop front with both citrus and piny notes in the nose with the citrusy hops taking over in the taste, semi-bitter and refreshing in the Californian sun.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1026) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
Draft at Burger Bench in Escondido. I’ve had this many times around San Diego, but just now rating. POURS a clear dark honey amber hue with one finger of frothy white foam that keeps a smooth layer on for a long time. AROMA has tropical fruit (mango and lychee, not overly ripe), stone fruit, wet pine forest, grapefruit, earthy hops, and light dank. FLAVOR full of nice tropical and stone fruit, some citrus and piney notes, smooth hops, with a solid honey / bready malt presence (lovingly balanced). Has a surprisingly creamy mouthfeel for a hoppy beer. Great beer, and nice to have such a solid one between a session and a full IPA (most APA’s come in on the weak side IMO, but this one is spot-on). (119, 1022)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
On tap at Red Cow North Loop. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has lots of citrus with a light earthiness and a bread backbone. Flavor also has lots of citrus with a decent amount of bitterness and a light grain backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wetherel (1860) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 24, 2016
12 oz bottle from Pizza Port bottle shop. Light amber color. Lightly carbonated with small bubble foam. Nice initial light grapefruit hop aroma. Low bitterness. Medium to light body. Not bad, but not very flavorful either. Should be popular with BMC crowd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6749) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2016
Keg @ Red Cow. Light Amber with a small head. Nose is fairly fruity. Tropical fruit smoothie. Mango meat, citrus. A bit of white onion. Light biscuity body. Some hay and mellow grassy bitterness. Pretty dry on the finish. Smooth and easy drinking. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kyzr (1316) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 20, 2016
Copper pour with off white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrus hops, some pale and caramel malts. Flavor is much like the nose suggest, but really well balanced. Just an awesome ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1927) - Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2016
Draft. Clear light org gold. Frothy white head. Citrus and pine. Moderate bitterness. Mild dryness. Great balance. Light and easy drinking. Quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2075) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2016
On tap at busters, pours a clear orange golden with small off white head. Aroma of bright sweet citrus orange and light caramel malt. Taste if sweet citrus and mildly sweet malt, with a dry bitter resinous pine all the way through. Clean and refreshing, not overly complex and we’ll balanced, very nice!

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