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RATINGS: 2368   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead1977 (14) - , Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Bomber, delivered from here: http://www.liquorama.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEW Top 5 IPA I have ever had. Pours about a pinky width of head, smells wonderful. Hoppy, grassy, citrusy. Taste is just hoppy right out of the gate. Taste has a nice combo of citrus, grassy and piney flavor, with good resinous finish. A wonderful IPA I wish I could buy locally, as I would have it in my fridge permenantly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (18021) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is clear golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops and flowers, with malt, citrus notes and some pine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2009
(Bottled) Slightly hazy amber with a medium, cloudy head. Pine-hoppy, exotic-fruity nose with citrus and strawberry. Pine-woody-hoppy, very bitter flavor with lots of resiny bitterness in the finish. Long, mouthdrying aftertaste. Much smoother and slightly fruitier with yeast. Medium body, low-medium carbonation, quite refreshing. A nice, hoppy IPA with no cat-pee. Not mind-blowing, and maybe a bit straightforward, though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2009
A bottle 0.66L tasted at Pikkulintu. Soft sweet hoppy nose. Golden yellow colour. Pale thin head. Soft hoppy malty slightly bitter taste. More than average hoppiness. Alcohol well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2009
[email protected] Orange and grapefruit aroma. Light hazy, amber colour, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, light malty, fruity, floral, grapefruit. Sticky, full. Flavourful and easy going.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
syton98 (44) - USA - JUN 21, 2009
What an awesome IPA. From the pour to the last sip this is what an IPA should be. Pour a golden honey with a nice bright white head/ The head has nice lacing though out the drink. The aroma is spicy/hoppy. The taste is well blance between citrus, woodsy notes and bitterness/spiciness of the hops. The alcohol is well concealed by the flavor of the beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2009
A little lighter in color than most IPAs, golden honey color with just a slight bit of amber, nice chunky off white head, very active and very good lacing. Huge citrus hops aroma, very fresh. Flavor is citrus dominated, very hoppy without being too bitter, nice resinous chewy hoppy mouthfeel, enough malt to stay very balanced and drinkable for an IPA, nice lingering dry hoppy finish. I could drink a whole bunch of these. Most beers this hyped seem to be a let down when finally consumed, but this is not. It isnt my favorite IPA, but it is very close.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2009
golden brown with large white head. moderate to high carbonation for the style. strong hoppy nose with citrusy and spicy character. flavor has some piney bitterness, not overwhelming, likely from Chinook, which morphs into a ton of citrusy, spicy, and floral hop flavor that is really complex and wonderful. mild malt sweetness finishes and balances the beer, but the beer finishes very dry to clearly showcase the hops. great hop nose and flavor in this one. chinook isnt my favorite bittering hop, but this is a great IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Really drinkable. Good flavors and right amount of bitterness. I wish I could get this all the time. Has some fruit and juicyness to balance out the bitter hops. Crisp and refreshing. Malts aid in body and citrus adds to complexity.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Combine, price, complexity, availability..for me in CA... drinkability, goes with lots of food, subtle, and so aromatically complex this is a near perfect brew. One of the 1st craft beers to start my path down the real beers being brewed journey. Forgot about this beer and dismissed it for a year or 2, just rediscovered it again recently and have always kept at least 1 in the fridge ready at all times. Stunning! Consistant notes from bottle, keg and smoother more mellow from cask.


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