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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
AleSmith dialed in the recipe resulting in an extremely drinkable 6% ABV Pale Ale with light bitterness and accentuated hoppiness designed to fill the gap between AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale and AleSmith IPA. This San Diego Pale Ale will showcase abundant piney and citrusy hop aroma and flavor from an intense dry-hopping schedule. A balanced malt profile will round out these hoppy flavors with a biscuity finish to enhance drinkability throughout the innings.

The name 394 (.394) references the highest single-season batting average Gwynn set back in 1994. Note *** in 1941 Ted Williams batted .406, Williams was the last player to bat .400 in a season. ***. Ready to be released at the June 6th Padres Beerfest, San Diego Pale Ale 394 will reflect the commitment to excellence shared by the legendary Tony Gwynn and the AleSmith team.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1204) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Pours a hazy dark orange with a white lacing. The aroma is pungent citrus and creamsicle. This is aromatically tropical and akin to some east cost IPAs, but with a dry bit not bone dry east coast body. Fantastic

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (3118) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Huge thanks to Tcon for this bottle. One that I have been waiting to try for a while now. It felt fitting to enjoy this beer on the final game of the baseball season. A great series its been. A series Im sure one of the greatest hitters of all time would have truly appreciated. Very cool, keeper bottle. Old school Padres look. The same look celebrated at the mid summer classic this year. Pours an equally attractive color, a glowing golden orange. A forever lasting foam head as consistent as Tony Gwynns numbers at the plate. A juicy pineapple fruit aroma. Flavor is inviting grain, juicy tropical fruit, with peak refreshment. Semi sweet mango. Orange. A ton of fruit really. A beer celebrating baseball is a combination of my favorite things. Juicy linger forever. Overall an incredible pale here. I really thought ahead of time that I would score this a 3.94, but I cant leave it short. The perfect beer to kick back with and take in some ball games. I need more of this!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (543) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Beautiful looker. Hazy orange Amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is caramel breads malt, tropical citrus - primo. Taste citrus with a nice run of piney hops with a closing bitterness. All riding over a nice dry malt backbone. Quite well-balanced. Really fantastic and highly drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Solid ass beer to represent one of the best pure hitters ever...that .394 year he struck out only 19 times in 419 at bats...unreal...great beer for a great guy...rip tony g....loved watching u play!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (12487) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Minnesota Trip Beer #85. Keg at Muddy Pig, 5/9/16. Slightly hazy golden, thin foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of floral, citrus hops, pale malt. The taste is citrus, herbal hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (2018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle, with big thanks to Tom. I have a big soft spot in my heart for Alesmith. I came upon this whole beer world pretty late in life, and Alesmith entered the Seattle market right at the perfect time to grip me. Id been lurking on ratebeer long enough to know how to use the search features, and had been drinking cool beers for awhile but was just starting to rate (in fact, a locally purchased Nut Brown was rating #18 for me). When I heard the chatter that Alesmith was coming to town, I did a little RB search and Ill be damned if they didnt have the number 1 IPA, scotch ale, a top barley wine, and a top 10 beer overall, among others. So I went right out and bought a bottle of everything (well, everything except the grand cru, because that one was only rated high but not super high and why buy a beer lower than a 4.0 if I didnt have to?). I brought them over to a cool beer-cognizant friends house to "help" him homebrew, and got to show off how much I knew about beer, telling everybody how these guys made some of the worlds best beers. And hell, I should know because I was a rater now, with 17 beers under my belt. In retrospect Im sure I came off as a giant douche, but luckily I was with friends who could put up with my newfound enthusiasm. Ive (thankfully) mellowed since then, but Im still a big fan of AleSmith, and even though I havent bought it in years Im glad to know I can buy a 6er of their IPA at my local here in Cincinnati.

Mostly clear amber pour, creamy head, great retention and lacing. Aroma brings caramel, citrus, orange-marmalade, biscuit. Medium sweetness, moderate bitterness. Average carbonation, medium- body, oily texture. Overall: solid - would love to try it again closer to the source (especially bearing in mind after4evers review).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (2186) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2016
On tap in San Diego. Poured dark orange amber with white head. Aroma light dank hop. Light carb med bod. Taste balanced malt bitter drying dusty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (882) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2016
Tapped at the source. Clear golden copper color. Thick soapy head. Aroma of floral hops and damn good malt. Taste is nutty fruits, bitter hops, dry hoppy malty finish. Very refreshing. Medium carbonated. Good body. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6415) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2016
On draft at the brewerry. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of Mandarin orange and tangelos. Bitter roast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1850) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2016
[email protected] sports cafe San Diego. Small head. Floral. White bread. Fine bitterness. Dry finish. Swell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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