RATINGS: 2368   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Pretty sizable, fluffy head with a ton of lacing. Orange-gold. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple, along with a floral bouquet. Taste is all of the aforementioned along with a great malt backbone and hoppy finish. Ridiculously smooth and easy to drink. This is simply extraordinary - love these beers that have been living up to the hype. Move over, Founders Centennial (despite its greater availability) - this is the best-balanced IPA Ive ever had, although Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is technically a little tastier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BackusWackus (16) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1486) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrW (640) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ritzn (1266) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evjoker (4) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allanmb (263) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Pours clear deep golden with reasonable white head which lasts fairly well. Aromas of lemon zest, honey, cereal, hint of pine. Reasonable carbonation and decent mouth feel. Taste is very fresh and lemon/citrus with a nice malt balance. Fairly sweet and very bitter finish. A good solid IPA but not has aromatic hoppy as I was hoping. Just noticed it was canned exactly a year ago so the hoppiness has probably gone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_persik (731) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2017
Slightly hazy golden colour, medium white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, caramel, piny hops, hint of herbs. Sweet dry taste with bitter hot finish and aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (1805) - Hannover, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
Aroma: resin and pine, herbs. Appearance: golden color and white head. Taste: high pine bitterness, resin, herbs, thin malty backbone, stalky, dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: one-dimensional IPA, resin and pine, rather bland.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pohjalafanboy (3) - Ottersberg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2017 does not count
from beyond beer in hamburg in can. appearance: clear yellow orange color and small white head. nose: sweet oranges, grapefruit, overall a tropical feel and floral notes. taste: starts of with oranges and grapefruit flavours also see perhaps some mango. then kicks of the bitterness which bring in pine and resin profiles. this is really well balanced i like this brew alot. great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3705) - CROATIA - MAY 4, 2017
Canned 355 ml, from Pivoljub. One yr old. Shared with JFK10000. Pours hazy yellow, white head. Fruity jammy aroma. Citrus, oranges, grapefruit, smooth, lasting bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not bad, have to try the fresh one.

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