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AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale 394 - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale 394
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SocalKicks on 06-09-2014)
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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!

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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
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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!

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AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale 394 from AleSmith Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.