AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale 394 - AleSmith Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +21.4%
Every once in a while you come across a beer that tells you just how much love and care went into creating it. This would be one of those. I sampled this at the brewery as part of a flight of 4 beers that included BBA Speedway, and this came out the clear winner.
A - looks just like a pale ale should. Light orange-yellow hue with a fair amount of palate-cleansing carbonation.
S - one of the most aromatic beers I've had in a long while. Peaches, nectarines, pineapples, mangoes, pine, guava....oh yes they are all there. Whatever hops they are using, I'd want them for my air-freshener.
T - The malt plays the perfect second to the hop bomb that this beer is. Hops first, second, middle, and last. The biscuity maltiness just does about enough to keep the hops from overloading your senses.
O - call it a pale, or an IPA, this beer is one of the best I've had in a long while. Well done Alesmith!
08-17-2014 19:48:30 | More by gshak
4.08/5 rDev -1%
Poured into an Alesmith grumbler a few hours ago. Pours a very clear golden orange with a light silvery head
Nose: ripe nectarines with bready malt, fresh piney base
Taste: lightly malty with mellow sour tangerine, peaches with pine and resin, Meyers lemon and slight minty tinge. Finishes piney zesty, with juiciness stone fruit and warm
Feel: light bodied, zesty, juicy, vibrant, mildly thin
Great beer. I think this is exactly what I would want in a beer of the so-called "session IPA" category that has taken over. Alas, "San Diego Pale Ale" might be a more appropriate and satisfying label. Cheers Alesmith!
07-29-2014 04:44:57 | More by evanforbeer
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale 394 from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.