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RATINGS: 2368   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1860) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Golden orange with a generous head that retained its thickness for a while and left lots of lacing. Strong pine hops aromas, with grapefruit and lemon evident. Taste was dominated by the hops, but well balanced with sweet maltiness. Slightly creamy texture, lots of carbonation. Not sure where you draw the line between IPA and IIPA, but this must come close. Excellent, excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2008
This is probably pound for pound one of the best IPAs that categorically fits into an Imperial, but is just perfect just as it is. The overly hoppy pine nose, follows right on through into the flavor, with some light citrus fruitiness, and a strong caramel maltiness. Has a slick sweetness, balanced by a bitter orange rind acidity. This is really a beautiful beer to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2008
22oz bottle: Pours a clear light orange with a nice medium ivory head. The aroma is sweet with a little orange and other citrus. The flavor is classic west coast IPA with a balance of flavorful citrus focused hops but balanced with a nice malt character. The mouth feel is on eht heavier side of medium. This beer exceed my previous experience and expectations. This is a top notch IPA as so many AleSmith beers are.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (9007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle shared by Eric. Somehow Ive never had this awesome beer. Pours a light orange with a thin white head. The aroma is full of hops; pine and floral notes abound. Like a botanical garden. The taste is really great; a smooth and crisp hop presence, mostly pine and some citrus, and it is well balanced by rich malt. As others have said this is a excellent IPA. Could be a great everyday selection, that is if we could get it out here.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2008
22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass has a light caramel amber color and a beautiful thick fluffy white head that has great retention. like a fluffy cloud floating above the surface. aroma has bold sweet hops with a good dose of bitter resins, pine, citrus peel, and light sweet fruit. great balance in the nose of sweetness and hop character. the hops in the flavor hit right away with a battle of citrus sweet hops and piny resinous ones competing to take over. plenty of malt body to keep it grounded and finishing with bitterness and citrus. as it warmed sweet grapefruit and a touch of honey sweetness popped in. absolutely fantastic stuff, wish it was available on the east coast.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2008
gold large fluffy white head pine and grapefruit lots of sweet malt very dry finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Nice light amber pour with a big foamy head that leaves great laging. Lots of hops in the aroma, with pine, grapefruit, citrus peel and a hint of malt. Very similar flavor. Lots of hops balanced by a touch of malt with a huge pine-grapefruit finish. Truly a fantastic IPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2008
The "GRAND DADDY" of all IPAs!!! The model of what an IPA should be...citrus, hops and malt all coalesce to a fine point of perfection...finishes hoppy, dry and smooth...refreshing and wonderful!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (819) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Pours a nice light copper color. Nice frothy head with a little lacing. Aroma is of light spicy hops. very nice and right on for style. Flavor as light malt and spicy hops. Nice lingering hop finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Pours a transparent reddish color with a huge white head that leaves a ton of lacing. Aroma of sticky pine, resiny hops, citrus and malts. Flavor is hop bitterness, balanced out by the malts, citrus, and deliciousness. Excellent IPA, one of my favorites.


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