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RATINGS: 2334   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Its 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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle (in NZ). Pours a dark gold with a large creamy head - which carries all the way down the glass, along with some impressive lacing. Big aroma explodes upon simply opening the bottle. Plenty of hops - pine, citrus and a buttery sweetness - nearly enough to burn the nostrils. Also a hint of bitter chocolate in the malt. The palate is both bitter and creamy, the hops dominate the tongue - perhaps too much. The finish is very dry, with clinging resiny hops. I prefer more malt character, but a quality IPA nevertheless.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2009
Tasted 10/05/2009. Bomber from Beerstoer.co.nz. Mothers day lunch... Id go as far as saying this is (possibly maybe) better than Pliny the Elder. I dont know. Perceived hop flavour and bitterness is stronger but it doesnt quite have the malt to make it as sessionable as the Elder. Debating the sessionability of these two beers is worth another box or two, I reckon.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours hazy orange with thick, creamy white head that leaves sexy lace as the pint goes down in the glass. Nose is a pleasant metallic-citrus, grapefruit with maybe tangerine. On the palate a huge, mouth savoring juicey-fruity flavor that makes your mouth pucker. Citrus is more towards grapefruits and orange, with some candied sweetness, and the hops also come through with some hop resin & pine sap. Overall, though the juicy fruit dominates, there is some sweetness to balance it out and make it extraordinarily drinkable for an IPA. One of the best examples of an American IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2009
220z bottle. Pours cloudy golden amber in color with full foamy tan head. Aroma piney and citrus hops. Taste grapefruit and citrus hops with grapefruit bitter finish. A very outstanding IPA!!!!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a solid head. Aroma is of pine nuts and piny hops. Flavor is of a vanilla and pine mixed with strong floral notes. Definite grapefruit undertones. Body is creamy with medium carbonation. A very well done IPA with a flavors incredibly balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Pours a light copper color with a small head. Smells of bright, im guessing cascade hops. I got this beer RIGHT after a run at the brewery, fresh as a could be. Taste is bright with hops, reminiscent of a Russian River IPA, but a slightly stronger malt backdrop.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeetsCriteria (1) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2009 does not count
Bomber. Where to start. Amazing, and dare I say, better in the bottle (guess its that bottle conditioning thing!). Peter and crew really know what they are doing up there at AleSmith. Exceptional IPA, and a must try for any self-respecting Beer Geek.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a solid head. Aroma is of pine nuts and piny hops. Flavor is of a vanilla and pine mixed with strong floral notes. Definite grapefruit undertones. Body is creamy with medium carbonation. A very well done IPA with a flavors incredibly balanced.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color. Flavor is mild malts followed by slightly thick chewy resinous hop flavors. Finish is dry with notes of ripe fruits. Nice candi sugar sweetness within this beer, which is to me the mark of excellent IPAs. Medium bodied. According to the ratings, this is the pinnacle of IPAs, Ill go with that. It is indeed a solid version of the style.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snuffla (160) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2009
Pours rose gold with a fine white head and looks so drinkable. FIne notes of lemon and grapefruit, soft pine. Nose gentle and gorgeous. Bristely pine bitterness in the smouth followed by soft tastes of passionfruit and grapefruit. Lovely fine bubbles that spritz over yr tongue leaving you wanting another sip.


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