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RATINGS: 2367   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9912) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
Draught Yellow medium head; pale orange-amber colour. Passionfruit & grapefruit notes, bitterish fruitsherbet aromas. Very perfumey-hoppy flavours; enhanced by the alcohol coming out. Quite clean palate, quite slick. Good IPA, basically not overpowering, enticing.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yenbrat (1) - California, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
AleSmith IPA is at the top of the list when it comes to this hoppy west coast style IPA. A rush of piney and citrusy hop aroma sweeps over you when you crack open this bottle of real ale. As you pour into your glass the light amber nectar releases carbonation carrying the aroma of a fresh hop field to your nose as you anxiously wait for the white head to settle down to take your first sip. Intense hop flavor is balanced with a malty sweetness creating a symphony of flavors on the tongue with a dry finish. Hops are intense throughout the entire experience but no so much that you need a break between quaffs. Excellent presentation of the sinfully hoppy west coast IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haslinger (929) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2008
Aroma is of peaches with some conifer and citrus. Good taste of peaches and hops with the aftertaste of In N Out burgers for some reason. Good beer but not as good as I was expecting. Improves as it warms up.Might buy again

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brianprentiss (700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2008
definitely worth the hype. over the top hops but lovely lovely lovely. the king of IPAs for good reason

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2008
Bottle pours a syrupy golden hue. When I hold this up to the light it looks like malt extract syrup in my glass with lots of hop particles in it. Has a little alcohol smell with some hops. Taste is very smooth with lots of citrus and lots of lots of thick resin flavors of hops. A very nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (3096) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2008
In a trade with stefanje Encapsulates most of what I love in an American-style IPA. Huge cascade nose, with lychees and flowery subnotes. Slightly opaque coppery colour with tight rocky white head that when deflated leaves frothy lacing. Noticeable caramel malt sweetness and rose petal and orange flavours counter the piney fresh green hops and biting bitterness that is softened by the exquisitely gentle mouthfeel. A better example of what bottle-conditioning can do for a beer youll be hard pressed to find. Seductively easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2008
I know that one day this beer and I are gonna to get married on top of a mountain, and theres going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises. And then our children will form a family band. And we will tour the countryside and you wont be invited.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2008
The cadillac of IPAs. This beer defines what "balance" is in a beer. A lush citrus hop balanced by smooth malty sweetness. The aroma is magnificent with a forest full of fruit to savor. The mouthfeel lends itself to a session despite the 7.25%. A pleasure to drink from beginning to end. Im still waiting for regular distribution out here in the East. Damn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (48062) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
Bottle. [Courtesy of wetherel]. Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good - excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, pine, citrus - grape. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. Very very nice ;o)) (180308)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
stetzel (22) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
nice lacy white head.amazing aroma.flavor is text book san deigo style ipa,hops,hops,and when your screaming more hops.this is the apex of west coast ipa.thank you alesmith


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