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RATINGS: 2334   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s Pretty Awesome. A San Diego classic, AleSmith IPA showcases the versatility of American hops. Aromas of grapefruit and tangerine lead into an abundance of fresh pine and tropical fruit notes followed by a crisp, resinous bitterness. The complex hop profile is supported by a firm malt presence to create an incredibly flavorful and well-balanced IPA.

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3.4
larsga (7625) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2009
Small white head. Yellow body. Tropical fruit and strawy malty aroma. Dry-sweetish tropical fruit and chalk taste with citric notes. Mid-bodied. Smooth mouthfeel. Dry honey and resin aftertaste with wooden citric notes. Excellent drinkable IPA. (Oslo beer junta tasting. Need to rerate.)

4.1
gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Pours a deep yellow. Big pine, citrus and dank hops, sweet malt nose. Flavor is a very balanced and full bodied mixture of caramel malt, pine, grapefruit, resiny hop goodness and some lingering booze. Al around a super solid IPA. Wouldn’t expect anything less.

4.5
scenroot2 (6) - , Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2009 does not count
A - Beautiful clear yellow with a slight orange hue and one finger of magnificently white creamy head. S - Citrus, floral, grapefruit, malty... Definitely west coast, this smell so good. T - Fresh clean grapefruit, resiny, floral hops up front that is followed by a really well backboned malty sweetness. The finish is crisp and clean making me want more. Wonderfully balanced IPA, this is the most balanced IPA I’ve had, it’s absolutely delicious M - Creamy, full bodies, medium carbonation... perfect. D - Man this beer is delicious. This IPA is in my top 3. No way this is 7.25 ABV, I’m going to session this one and we’ll see what happens. :)

4.1
juiceisloose (1526) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
I have been wanting to try this one for awhile. Fresh bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a good sized, foamy off white head that settles to a thin film. The aroma is very citrusy as I expected showing fresh oranges and grapefruits, bitter hops, and nice caramel malt base. The flavor follows suit with the fresh citrus hops, orange and grapefruit juice, and perfectly balanced by the sweet caramel malt backbone. A substantial mouthfeel that is very smooth with the right amount of carbonation leading to a citrusy bitter finish. This is a very tasty IPA, and I would expect nothing less from these guys.

4.5
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2009
22oz bottle. A nice hazy orange pour with a bubbly white head, decent lacing. Large orange citrus aroma with some pine. Flavor is big pine with grapefruit citrus undertones and some malt sweetness to balance it all out. This beer is greatly balanced and a real palate pleaser.

4.3
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2009
65 cl bottle at my garage-tasting May 8th. Dark golden color, fine white head. Aroma is every hophead´s dream; lovely citric and floral hops. Flavor is a lovely balance between hops and malty sweetness. Wow!

4
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2009
22 oz bottle. Dark orange with a very fluffy off white head, long lasting and leaves some lace as well. Big Northwest hop aroma of citrus, flowers, pine and a bit of caramel and bread. This beer has a great balance of sweet and bitter with a nice long bitter finish. Medium body and a slick mouth feel. This is one heck of an IPA, the best out there??? maybe not in my opinion but very good none the less.

3.5
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2009
bottle..deep amber pour,big thick white head ,excellent lacing.aroma is very floral with a touch of perfume.and grapefruit. upfront bitterness of pine and grapefruit. sweet malt backbone.finish is dry and bitter,medium body and carbonation .

4.3
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Wow - this beer is very good! I’ve had mixed feelings about some of the Alesmith beers available here in OH (although I do love the Speedway Stout), but this one tastes exceptional, and is light enough for some sessionability (at least compared to the Wee Heavy and Grand Cru). Pricey, but I will definitely be buying this again. It poured a sort of dirty blond color in my glass with towering cumulus-cloud head (Duvel-like). Aroma was a sweet citrus-y hoppiness with some other odd notes present that seemed to fade as the beer warmed and I drank some of it. Flavor was a really nice IPA - lots of hop citrus and dry bitterness balanced by a significant malt framework. Mouthfeel was dry and fairly crisp (versus cloying and sticky, which can be the case in some very citrus-y IPAs). Very good. I bought this bottle at Blacklick Liquor on Broad St in Columbus/Reynoldsburg/Blacklick. I will likely be back for more!

3.9
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bomber from theisti. Deep, dark DIPA looking pour with a pretty fluffy head for the style. Aroma is a little odd at first (wife said "dirty diaper - but not in a really bad way") - but the mroe I smell, the more I like it. Hops, of course, but some mango/papaya that I think initially give it a weird funk. Taste is dynamite. The resiny hops really take over, but play nicely with some sweet/sour sauce taste and a solid caramel background. Well-balanced, better every sip. Thanks, Tim!


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