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RATINGS: 2340   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
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - APR 27, 2009
amber, spritzy white head. wonderful sharp grapefruit on the nose. resins, pine, loads of cirtus and maltiness. carbonation is rather high bu very soft. bitterness is about as high as it can get. yum yum yum!

4.3
Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
650 ml bottle @ Haket, Göteborg, shared with four other nice guys! Pours an light amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is very inviting with tropical fruits, pineapple, resin, citrus, grapefruit and some caramel. Flavour is citrusy and hoppy, but overall well-balanced with wounderful tropical fruit flavours, citrus, grapefruit and some sweet caramel. Finish is bitter and nicely dry. Mediumbodied mouthfeel, quite smooth. Very nice beer and I’m glad I had the chance to try it!

4
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2009
Slightly cloudy gold. Complex citrussy aroma, with hints of black pepper and toffee. Feels great in the mouth, filling and comforting like velvet. Flavour is great, with caramel, grapefruit, warming alcohol, and orange peel. Finishes drying and hoppy, but with a sweet mltyness lingering. Still looking for that "hint of vanilla" though.

4
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle... Poured a clear amberish-orange with a huge white head. Strong hoppy aroma with a nice caramel presence. I big citrus fruit punch like grapefruit right up front while the floralness of the hops then took over. The finish was nice candy-sweet malt balance.

4.3
manuchampions (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Simply one of the best IPA’s I’ve had. Robust hop profile with a wonderful balance of different and very complementary flavours. Malt is certainly present depsite a full on hop attack. But the taste doesn’t numb the tongue like some IPA’s, rather it massages it with a gentle but unrelenting bitterness that pleases greatly. Superb.

4.1
skortila (5996) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2009
Bottled. Aroma has a lot of fruits (oranges, grapefruits), some caramel malts. Hazy, golden-orange coloured brew with an off-white, lasting head. The taste is bitter, slightly sweet, hoppy (loads of fruitiness there again, some pine). Slight malty touch. Wonderfull balance.

4.2
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2009
At the tasting session by Joes. A clear orange colored beer, with thick foamy white head. The aroma of a lot of hops, a little grassy and fruits like citrus. The taste of hops bitter, malts, fruits like citrus, grapes. A little alcohol. The aftertaste is bitter.

4.5
caesar (7332) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2009
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 Bottled. Clear golden amber color, short head. Aroma of soft fruity hops, pine, grapefruit, citrus, pineapple, some caramel malt only. Nice bitter taste, which lingers on and on. Perfectly balanced. Great stuff.

4
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bomber - big thanks to MrChopin for the bottle! Pours a bright orange, with a small-to-mid size fluffy head. Powerful citrus hops in the aroma - mandarin and grapefruit, with a touch of honey and an almost bubble-gum sweetness for the malt side of things. This is one smooth brew, given the bitterness of the flavor. Big resiny pine notes and a slightly stronger malt contingent. Full-bodied, but still very, very crisp. Dry, bitter finish. Really good stuff - but proves to me that I’ve been jaded by palate bombs - it’s just not the same as a IIPA.

4.5
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 15, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 best. ipa. ever. so much flavor is packed into this beer while at the same time being smooth. looks orange-copper in color and smells of pine and citrus. absolutely delicious!


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