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RATINGS: 2335   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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yngwie (17176) - 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.

4.4
topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bomber. Pours orange with a white head. Lots of grapefruitty hops in the nose. Flavor is hoppy, malty and bitter to the end. Excellet IPA

4.2
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma with some piney hints. Malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a long malty hoppy bitter finish with nice grapefruit in the aftertaste.

4.5
Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2009
22 oz bottle. Perfect pour -- orange-copper color, just-opaque, with a perfectly rolling head. The aroma is also a winner -- equal parts good ol’ malt "beer smell" and glorious citrusy hops. This drinks with an almost-thick resiny consistency, with a muscled hoppy character and sweet malt backdrop. Very, very well put-together brew. (#3554, 5/26/2009)

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asedzie (831) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle. Big piney hops in the aroma, along with biscuity malt and a hint of citrus. Tremendously full and mellow mouthfeel. Flavor has well balanced bitter and sweet flavors. Finishes with slew of citrus, pine and mild herbal flavors, long lingering bitterness and hop oils. Obviously very well made. The bold finish was unparalleled among ipas I’ve tried. IMO not as much flavor in the middle as Two-Hearted ale.

4.4
joelcuts (3) - USA - MAY 20, 2009 does not count
22oz bomber of ale smith ipa. Poured into a tulip glass. Aroma is the best part of this beer. Smells of citrus and hops with a slight malt or breadiness. Large white head that slowly breaks down if at all. Strong grapefruit flavor with a bitter finish. One of my favorite IPA’s.

4.2
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Really enjoyed this even though I got raked over the coals to the tune of $15.00 for one 22oz. bottle. Aroma and flavor were both dominated by strong grapefruit with hints of pine and orange blossom honey. Mouthfeel was full for the style and very filling but with a crispness at the finish. Well balanced and so far the best IPA I’ve had. A sliver more ingredients and this would be winter yulesmith.


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