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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3857) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Can. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grassy hops, floral hops, hop oils. Flavor of bitter grassy hops, pale malts, tropical fruits, pine cone. Very hoppy, decent bitterness, solid beer. 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (432) - - MAR 15, 2017
Hazy sunshine color with a thin head of whispy white foam. Dank and skunk citrus riddled out upon a dialed in malt formula. Smooth citrus with minimal bite. A balanced amount of dry pine in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (836) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Case of cans from Frank Smiths. Pours golden caramel color with some foam that leaves minimal lace. Aroma is bergamot, breads notes, biscuits, and mild grassy notes. Taste is similar with pale malt, and cereal. Finish is lasting mild lime. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1739) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2017
From the source - Probably one of the best APAs out there. Pours a rich gold with a wishpy white head. Aroma is heavy in florals, funk and citrus. Subdued initially on the tongue but it snaps back nicely with some citrus, resin, hay and florals. Very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
copestx (198) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
On draft in Encinitas. Strong citrus and pine notes, heavy palate but not that flavourful or interesting. Honestly this was a chore to finish, the opposite of a quaffable APA. Starting to wonder if AleSmith is mailing it in outside of their IPA (still fantastic) and Speedway Stput (still one of the very best) or if they are just a two-trick pony.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
On tap at AleSmith, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out dry piney hops, toasted biscuity malt and some hop resins. Flavour is bone dry, with lots of dry piney hops, toasted biscuity malt and a crisp crackery finish. About as good as a hoppy pale can be. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (8623) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2017
On tap at Alesmith, Miramar. Golden with a white head. Fresh with hops, passion fruit, citrus and light malt. Quite crisp and easy to drink. A pleasant one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rumbero (70) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2017
on draft at PB Local - pours perfectly clear with pale amber color, and minimal head. on the nose, intense cattyness, some melon and lots of citrus from the west coast hops. medium light body, moderate carbonation and resiny texture. taste in dominated by a moderate but consistent bitterness combined with the tropical fruit, specifically the melon flavors. finishes dry with lengthy bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (125) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 21, 2017
West Coast nose, flowery, tending to piney-resinous. A nutty maltiness as it warms up. Malty body with a bit more sweetness than most pale ales. Texture is slick and slightly oily. Bitter finish with no harshness. Pack a lot of flavor and body into a 6% beer. The body and slight sweetness make it an interesting variation on the West Coast pale ale style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (3226) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2017
12 oz bottle. The pour is a darker orange with hardly any light passage. There is a creamy thick off white head and s pretty solid lace as into falls down. The aroma is surprisingly malty. There is a light fruitiness to it, but its mostly sweet malts. Must be an older bottle. The flavor is a little fruity and mostly malty. Its got a hint of bitterness on the finish, and I kind of like that. Its just very light and malty at the present moment. The mouth feel is pretty thick for a pale. Its creamy and softly carbonated. The aftertaste is sweet malt mixed with a tropical fruit of some sort. This isnt good.


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