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RATINGS: 2370   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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3.8
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
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.

4.2
SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2009
aka "SIZE 48 FONT IPA" .. . Clean! .. . poured a golden shimmer, with a good healthy medium head .. . thanks for the shoes .. . full yet damn delicious! .. . all its cracked up to be!! .. . .

4.9
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
My 1976th Rating! Thanks to mashmaster. 22oz bottle of the No. 1 rated IPA. Pours clear orange/golden color. Light beige colored foamy head, sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of rich sweet malt, resiny hops, pine/citrus yumminess. Distant cotton candy with citrus peel essence. Oh so delicious. Lots of citrus, very oily and chewy. Sweet vanilla, caramel, and a bit of resin. Finish is a bit fruity, some peaches and plums. Damn it! Why is a beer so far from my home have to be this Fn good. Its Pretty Awesome!!!

4.6
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2009
bottle. And a bottle that I friggin love when it shows up in MA. Pours a clear dark orange copper color, gentle pour yields a thick foamy inch of white head; visible active carbonation keeps the thick, pillowy head around. Aroma is incredible... thick, heady bitter grapefruit and resin notes, some light sticky sweet tangerine and orange. Little if any sweetness on the nose- all hops, and plenty of them. Flavor starts with sharp, assertive bitterness. Loads of sharp citrus notes- grapefruit, lime, oranges. Hop profile rounded out with resin and some pine notes. Huge, deep, solid hop character. Palate is full and sharp, plenty of flavor without being heavy. Light citrus finish. Overall, absolutely superb. Easily one of the best bottled IPAs Ive sampled.

3.9
BroSpud (2164) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Large bottle. A solid IPA if there ever was one. Excellent taste of pine and hops. Nice cloudy golden pour that leaves a nice lacing. Not too over the top alcohol content. This is good stuff.

4.2
NosirIwont (2514) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with an off-white head. Intense pine hop aroma with sweet candy notes in the background and an occasional whiff of pineapple. Flavour is hops; citrus and pine, as well as some malt. Same finish, but with a decent bitterness. Kind of one-dimensional and not very complex, but a well-made beer which hits the spot with me (and my love of hops). 07-06-09.

4.1
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma had plenty of hops andmalty notes. Flavour had plenty of hops, pine and grapefruit notes.finished seriously bitter.

3.9
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
Nice beer, thanx to Cass for bringing this one out nose is nice citrus hops with a bit of malts in there. flavor is how a IPA should be nice alcohol great hops good balance of malt all good.

4.1
gnoff (10226) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2009
Big bottle on Haket, June 6, 2009. Shared with Egon and one more.
Hazy golden color, big fluffy off-white head. Huge hoppy scent, green, grape, citrus, also caramel, very fresh! Big, sweet, bitter, grainy, citrus taste. Very well balanced taste! Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Minty aftertaste, the candy licorice rolls with lemon stuff inside.


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