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RATINGS: 2370   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (21092) - London, Greater London, - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle at a cookout in Italy, thanks to Alex. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a large, off-white head. Huge tropical fruit nose, plenty of pine. Sweet flavor, deep and characterful, some light toast, strong but tasteful bitterness, plenty of resinous pine, grapefruit, and the rest. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Slightly warming finish, thick hoppiness, balanced with sweet, soft bread and honey malts. Excellent beer.


4.4
Beeers (1) - - JUN 12, 2017 does not count
Light golden hue with a lasting thick white head poured into a tulip glass from a can. Strong aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Sharp bitterness followed by a complex flavour of citrus and tropical fruits with dank resinous finish. Light malt profile with just enough sweetness. Mouthful on the dry side. Delicious beer, highly recommended.

3.6
explosivedog (1110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2017
12 fl oz can. Pours slightly hazy orange gold. Pine, dank, little citrus, some toffee. Huge bitterness. Nice.

2.5
dorain (177) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2017
Vom Fass im Muted Horn Berlin 2017-04 getrunken. Hmm ein typisches IPA ohne viele Frucht am Gaumen eben. Nicht schlecht aber auch nicht was Besonderes.

4.4
thorongil2 (3003) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2017
(bottle) clear, very bright honey amber colour with a tall white had; intense aroma of tropical fruit; creamy palate; balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish

3.8
kambei70 (1037) - - MAY 31, 2017
Hazy honey orange, good ivory head. Hoppy nose delivering citrusy and resiny notes. Honey malts background. Medium body. Very solid bitterness characterizes the flavour. Resins and grapefruit. Medium to heavy bitt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
BackusWackus (35) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Having a can in the Basking Ridge. Might be known for the rave reviews I heard in the kitchen of "it's not the worst I've had," "you know what's just above this? Focal Banger," and "I don't remember it tasting like caramel." Very malty IPA, but you know what I always say - better malty than salty! Full disclosure I've never said that about beer before but I might start, I see it sweeping the nation as the new beer slogan for the growing craft market. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Trolleo (1540) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 23, 2017
Caramel, lots of tropical fruits, mango and passion fruit, some grass, medium intense, very pleasant. Hazy to cloudy orange color, huge sized white head with good retention. Nice amount of bitterness, Atlantic unfortunately did his job again, too much caramel and peach, dead/old hop notes but there is some pine underneath, again mango and passion fruit. Nice medium long to long medium to high bitter finish. Medium to medium full body, soft to average carbonation. It is one years old but still great, I can only imagine what its like when its fresh.

4
MrW (666) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle somewhere between 50 and 75cl, my GF brought me from San Diego. Aroma is lovely. Loads of tropical fruits, grapefruit, lychee. Pours dark blond with a white fading head, which left laces though. Taste is obvious bitter, but some grainy maltyness, bit sweet as well. Soft mouthfeel, long fading bitterness. Might be one of the best IPAs I had so far.

4
Ritzn (1314) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2017
Clear amber with little white head. Aroma is lychee, grapefruit, orange, mandarin, cake dough, resin, very fruity fine and fresh. Heavy bitterness in the taste. Smooth and very drinkable as everything else from Alesmith. Oily on the tongue. Long rather bitter finish. A bit unbalanced for Alesmith standards actually. Good.

3.9
evjoker (6) - - MAY 20, 2017 does not count
A tiny but too powerful but has a good palate which helps and lots of great taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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