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RATINGS: 2311   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
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Thanks to dunk for the bomber. Clear amber/orange color with a large head. Head leaves fair lacing. Aroma of oily hops; resin, citrus, and also caramel malt. Tastes of peaches and citrus. West coast balanced. Medium body, oily texture. Nicely bitter finish, although theres some astringency.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle. Body-hazy dirty orange with a thick foamy film. Nose-sweet, orange dishwashing liquid, oily, thick. Taste-medium to high bitter, high CO2, alcohol, roasty malts, prickly, low to medium sweetness, clean, pineapple, tangerine, lightly buttery. Very well done-the hops are not too citric or bitter, the malt is not too sweet, and the alcohol is balanced out well. Almost meaty tasting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Citrus and piney hops in the aroma.Pours amedium copper with an off white head.Very nice balance of hops and malt in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfel with a sweet malt finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2007
brewery fresh growler. Pours amber with a good, with slighly off white head. aroma is huge. citrusy hops with a sweet maltiness to for good measure. Flavor starts with the citrusy hops but is balenced with a fruity sweet. finishes slighly dry and very smooth. Not the assualt on taste buds like some other SD IPas, but and absolutely perfectly crafted brew. If I had to chose one IPA to drink for the rest of my life, this would be it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1544) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is huge of citrus and pine hops, caramel, and some sweet maltiness. Flavor starts off with huge citrus and pine hop that leaves to a caramel and sweet maltiness. Finishes bitter and with some slight alcohol warming. Another great AleSmith brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - FEB 4, 2007
A good IPA. I loved the mild hops and enjoyed the taste of plums and cherries.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Wonderful hop aroma. I could swear I was getting strawberries in the aroma. Golden brown in color with a big frothy head. The palate is thick. Taste is very malty--but Im not getting the expected hops. Bready with some earthy hops. Not a pleasant aftertaste. This is the first Alesmith beer that I havent completely loved.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle: Pours amber in color with a pretty nice, just slightly off white head. The smell is much like youd probably expect from an IPA: citrus, earthy smell. The taste is not overwhelming like some IPAs can be. The hops were just bittering enough to make this a good beer, but definitely not over the top and I love hops. I do notice a bit of a grapefruit taste on the back of this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
deep orange/red cloudy with lasting and lacing off white frowth. apple citrus hop flavor. mild alcohol notes. Very delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 24, 2007
So smooth that I forgot that it was an IPA. Compared to stones Ruination IPA, this is a walk in the park. However, the hops REALLY is present, but more delicious and less of a palate assault than its san diego equals.


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