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RATINGS: 2374   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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4.2
NosirIwont (2535) - 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 (10506) - Mölndal, 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.

4.2
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2009
On tap at the AleSmith tap room in San Diego. Pours a clear, golden orange body with a white, rocky, slowly dissipating head that leaves some nice layered lacing. Aroma is big on the pine, but stays subtley sweet. Lots of juicy pineapple, grapefruits, and a resiny bitterness. Still has a nice caramel backing with the bold hop aromas. Flavor is more of the same. Big time hops, but big time balance. Lots of sweet pineapples and grapefruits, peaches, and just a touch of sour lemons in the finish. The hops are a moderate piney bitterness with a light resin. Finishes clean and slowly dries before a long aftertaste of sweet caramels and an even bitterness. Palate is medium bodied, oily, and has just a touch of carbonation. Overall, a truly solid IPA all-around. I do have others that I may prefer, but this definitely lives up to the hype.

4
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - JUN 4, 2009
pours clear golden with nice white head. aroma is pine, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, tangerine and a hint of malt. drinks very similar with fantastic balance throughout and leaves you wanting more. i sure do!

4
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle, 22oz, kindly shared by tarjei. It pours an almost clear, golden body under a dense, small, off-white head. Lovely nose with citrusy, slightly peachy hops. Some pine cones too, and with appropriate level of malts. That goes for the flavor too, the malts do their job in the background, providing sweetness and body fullness to cope with the citrusy, resiny and piney hops. Slightly warming too. Fine bitterness in the finish. A pretty awesome, well-balanced IPA. Wonderful. (090508)

4.2
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
Pale golden of color with a white foamy head. An aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit and weak sweets. A flavor of sweet malt, hops, citrus, grapefruit and nice bitter finish.

4.2
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2009
Like being repeatedly smacked in the head with a tin of dole pineapple. Awesome.

4.9
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 28, 2009
The aroma is on point! Has all the characteristics of a big IPA that I like but there is something missing but I can’t figure it out. Almost perfect.


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