AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Originally a faint idea dreamt up by Tony Gwynn and Peter Zien, the now imperial version of their collaboration, San Diego Pale Ale .394, will make an appearance in our 20th Anniversary Specialty Release Series. All proceeds from this beer will go towards raising funds for the Tony Gwynn Museum which will honor this hall of famer and raise money for TAG (Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation) at AleSmith’s new facility.

HALL OF FAME IMPERIAL SAN DIEGO PALE ALE .394 (ABV 9%)

AleSmith’s Hall of Fame version of the legendary Tony Gwynn .394 San Diego Pale Ale pays tribute to the one and only Mr. Padre and his commitment to excellence. Just like its predecessor, this "imperial" or "double" .394 is bursting with even more American hops, lending the beer a diverse palate of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine. Tony envisioned this beer in early 2014 and AleSmith is honored to make another one of his dreams come true.

"Tony Gwynn was incredibly proud to be a member of the San Diego community; he impacted lives all over the world. He was the heart, soul, and flavor of San Diego for so many years and now you can taste his passion with every sip." - Alicia Gwynn

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3.9
charlotte (5414) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2017
Tap Hazy golden with medium white head.Aroma of exotic fruits peach,mango and passion fruits,nice refreshing taste with good full body and good taste of hops and caramel medium dry finish.

3.8
chrisv10 (18208) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2017
Bottle, 9%. Slightly hazy golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, peach and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, little fruit peel, peach, medium sweet, little pine and medium bitter.

4.1
Holmen1 (6296) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2017
Fra fat på Taphouse København okt-17: lett uklar gylden med ok skum. Innbydende floral aroma av tropiske frukter, furunål, tørkede frukter, fersken og appelsiner. Og smaken, ai ai! Dette er superlekkert, saftig og friskt, det høye vitamininnholdet til tross. Beware, this is dangerously quaffable stuff. And addictive, I surmise.

3.9
Jyrsa (899) - - OCT 14, 2017
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends bottle shop. Medium orange with sticky medium white head. California pines, resin and grass with citrus and hints of the caramel body. Sweet but not overtly so, grassy and herbal hops with resin and some citrus. Bitter with a nice long, bitter finish.

3.7
tiong (7513) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Draught @ Sori Taproom, Helsinki. Pours orange with a small head. Aroma of caramely malts, pine, resin, grass and herbal hops. Taste is sweetish, caramely malty and herbal hoppy with some pine, grass and citrus. Finish is sweet, crisp and herbal hoppy with some grass and caramely malts. Okay, not super fresh though.

4
kaserov (921) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 12, 2017
Color dorado, translúcido, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación media. Textura cremosa, casi parece que hay que masticar un chicle. Aroma terroso, a malta caramelizada, peladura de naranja, pino y resina por un tubo, así como un mínimo de licor. En boca entrada casi dulce, con mucha malta caramelizada, peladura de naranja, vainilla, recuerdos de madera y malta tostada, pino y resina. Misma sensación licorosa que hay en aroma pero algo más presente. Final resinoso, licoroso y de amargor medio. Seca. Postgusto resinoso. Extrema y deliciosa.

3.3
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2017
650ml bottle. Light amber pour. Aromais huge, very herbal and dank, piney, resinous, malty tangy, boozy,pungent. Flavor is acidic and bitter. Big caramel note that isn't intrusively sweet, but quite noticeable. The booze and hops burn as they go down, ultra potent and unrefined.

3.8
MarcoDL (5308) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2017
Draft at Gollem Antwerpen. Golden pour. Aroma of malt, citrus, caramel and pine. Taste has caramel, mango, resinous hop, citrus, pine and crispy malt. Good stuff.

3.9
TET (3168) - Kaarina, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2017
An orange beer, a head is dense, big and blond. Aroma has tropical fruitness, smooth mangos, pine, grapefruits, nice caramelly body, hint of fruit candies. Taste has mangos, grapefruits, caramel, medium bitterness, not too much of sweetness. Medium+ bodied. High-quality beer, tasteful.

4
77ships (10771) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2017
Draft glass @ Gollem. Hazy orange, big creamy white head. Nose is thick creamy potent orange peel in the nose, caramel syrup, pine resin. Taste is orange peel, pine resin oily, thick oily but also with a caramel & hay body, round, it shows its strength boozy, heavy almost bit so, I got more into it the more I drank of it, low yeast. Round potent, not heavily bitter but clearly very strong. Damn strong DIPA.


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