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

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


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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g_georgiou (619) - CYPRUS - FEB 18, 2018
Light hazy orange body with a medium light yellow to white head. Aroma is malty, tropical, grapefruit, pine, orange. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

gnoff (11229) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2018
Draught at Haket, Göteborg, on February 1, 2018.
Hazy golden color, creamy lasting off-white head with lacing. Hoppy, caramel, malty taste. Hoppy, sweet aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium full though fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Fruity, hoppy, Bergamot, tea scent.

ekstedt (7031) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2018
Draught at Haket, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear deep golden, medium white head. Bready matl, pleny of piney and perfumy hops. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Dry to semi dry, medium bitterness.

Lilja (3595) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2018
Flaska från Boxbeer drucken med ölföreningen. En klassisk rejäl DIPA från Alesmith som gränsar till perfektion. Stor kropp, oljig, rund och len, massivt humlad, marmeladig, väl avvägd sötma mot beska och med andra ord klockren balans. Massor av aprikos, persika, zestig citrus, tallskott och citrusskal. Mycket gott.

thomat (4240) - Goteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2018 On tap @ Haket Bar. Fruity and malty tones. Malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Full body with a nice bitter / fruity finish.

BVery (11491) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2018
Tap at Grizzly’s. Slightly murky yellow gold pour with a dense frothy head. Citrus and pine. Pretty sweet for a west coast IPA, but it’ll play.

Scrumpy369 (1000) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 25, 2018
On tap at bolcso. Nose is sweet orange taste is low bitterness, some orange, medium sweetnes. Nice just a tad too sweet.

Sammy (13121) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2018
dehopinated pale. s hops and so.e .alt. urge colour.ok drinkabilitu.

Idiosynkrasie (8325) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2017
650ml bottle. Barely clear, yellow-ish golden colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, white head. Piney and citrusy hoppy aroma, notes of pine, pineapple, some orange and lemon. Taste delivers identical flavours in very clean mode; super smooth, soft and silky palate. Very clean and elegant as always expectable from Alesmith.

Lowenbrau (4855) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2017
1pt 6 fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 16-12-2017. BBD: not seen. In short: nice Imperial ale. Pours little hazy dark gold with frothy white head. Malty, ripe fruit, herbal nose. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick texture. Taste is malty, hoppy punch, ripe fruit. robust. Good.

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