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RATINGS: 2357   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutbiiliards (17) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2009
golden orange color with normal head. nice hoppy aroma citrus pine pineapple maybe. taste is citrusy all the usual ipa flavors overall nice ipa little pricey against other comparable ipas

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle Pretty fresh from the brewery. Pours a deep gold with an orange glow. Beautiful thick cream white head and some quick moving smaller bubbles. Nose is full of fresh hops. Floral, sweet citrus, and a lite pine. The nose made my mouth salivate a bit. Flavors have a nice intense pine resin with some orange flavor. Nice sweet malt background. Hints of vanilla and fruit too. Mouth is on the upper side of medium a little warm. Excellent IPA, one of the best for sure! Super clean, crisp, refreshing, and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Beautiful beer, clear deep golden amber with white head and excellent lacing. The aroma great, sweet malt, citrus, grapefruit rind, pine, dank hops, maybe some mango. Flavor is quite nice, hops and malt are very balanced. Theres a flavor story going on: first hop bitterness and piney grapefruit, followed by some malt sweetness, and finishing with bitter hop after taste. Despite the bitterness, theres no harshness. Mouthfeel is creamy, great, very nice carbonation level. Overall, a great IPA, though sometimes it seems like its technically perfect, but less inspired than some other beers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle picked up at City Beer Store in San Fran. Pretty amber pour with a large and vibrant white head. Vivid orange and grapefruit nose with perhaps a hint of other fruits as well. Nice orange and malt biscuit flavor, extremely well-balanced and very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle from South Bay. Pours dark golden with orange tint and bubbly white thin head. Reminds me of cask pour. Sweet citrusy nose with smooth resin and tropical fruits. Really tasty. Slick mouthfeel; not sticky at all. Easy to drink. I want more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of citrus oils, floral hops, some herbal spicy hops, lightly sweet malt, quite complex and interesting on the hop front. Flavor continues with the citrus oiliness, very resinous at first, transforming to juiciness at the end, with building bitterness at the finish. Incredibly smooth, the mouthfeel really puts to shame the endless amount of IPAs out there that boast varying levels of astringency and/or excessive sweetness. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3878) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a thick foamy white head. Aroma of tons of citrus, some lime, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and caramel malt. Heavenly. Flavor is nice and citrusy, sweet at first with a tinge of bitter hops in the finish. Quite tasty! 9/4/8/4/15 (4.0/5)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle shared with MatSciGuy Pours a deep amber color, clear but some floaties from the residue on the bottom (no problem for me). Lasting whitish head with decent staying power. Aroma all hops, piney, resinousy, mild citrusand a touch of floral. Taste is a good balance of malt sweetness, great flavor from the hops that is a nice bitterness - not bracing but smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Pours orange amber, floral, orange, malty, spicey, caramel, piney, little earthy, slighty yeasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2009
[Bottle] brought back from S.F. Pours a nice orangey amber with a finger of sticky beige head. Aroma is grapefruity with some pine resin, and a touch of florals. Flavor is pulpy orange, some sweet malt backbone creates a rich mouthfeel, some spiciness, and a little bit of yeast character.


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