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Smog City Hoptonic IPA
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This golden-hued ale flaunts the exceptional flavor and aroma of west coast hops with notes of orange, citrus peel, tropical fruit, guava and floral honey. The lightly toasted caramel malt balances the resinous hop flavors and firm, yet balanced bitterness that make this beer a full bodied hop lovers’ paradise.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3284) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
(En fût au Ashland Hill): Superbe robe cristalline et effervescente qui dégage des arômes d’oranges confites, gazon et caramel fruité. Le corps est juteux avec une résine tardive mais insistante et une franche amertume qui se prolonge indéfiniement.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2015
On tap. Golden pour with a white head. Sharp pine and bitterness with melon and citrus in the aroma. Taste is clean bitter hops with pine and grapefruit and minimal malt sweetness. Clean mouthfeel. Tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1449) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Amber orange with a two-finger bright white head, nice retention and spotty lace. Strong tropical citrus aromas - orange, mango, grapefruit. Taste is all citrus up front with caramel and earthiness emerging toward the middle, but a crisp hop bitterness rules in the end. Medium body, bright carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Had on tap at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego. Pours a clear golden. Slight white head. Aroma is grapefruit and citrus. Clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (583) - - OCT 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 On draft. Aroma of peach, maybe even peach schnapps. Flavor is all passion fruit. Malts are not particularly definable, but the beer finishes nicely. Terrif.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Taster at the brewery. Pours golden with a touch of head. Super fresh American hoppy nose, classic pine / tropical / citrus. A bit sweet on the finish but overall pretty nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Delicious beer. Everything I love in an IPA. Pine and hoppy balanced perfectly. Citrus and tropical. Yum. Poured from draft at Barrelhouse 101 in Ventura, California.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
On draft at Slster’s 50/50 in Pasadena. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Floral hop nose. Flavors of orange and pine resin. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at the brewery. It pours clear gold with a white head. The aroma has nice sweet fruity hops… grapes and citrus. The flavor is clean wit ha citrus blast and minor notes of piney bitterness. Some grapes and mango. Nice hop character on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mavericks0619 (46) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Golden, hazy ipa. Good amount of pine taste with citrus flavors behind. Bitterness lingers on the tongue after.


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