.394 San Diego Pale Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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.394 San Diego Pale Ale.394 San Diego Pale Ale
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.394 San Diego Pale Ale.394 San Diego Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In early 2014, Tony Gwynn’s team approached AleSmith to create a distinctive beer for the baseball legend. A meeting was called at the Gwynn household, which included a sampling of AleSmith beers to identify Tony’s preferences. He wanted the beer to be “light with a kick” which he elaborated further to mean full of hop character and light in body and color. The result of the Gwynn family’s feedback on test batches rendered a golden pale ale full of American hop flavor and aroma, with a subdued bitterness and a malty sweet finish. AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 pays tribute to the city that Tony loved and the career high batting average that he achieved in ‘94. Discover what happens when a Hall of Fame perfectionist crafts a beer with a world-class brewery. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation (TAG).

26 IBU

Added by SocalKicks on 06-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,487
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
559
pDev:
8.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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37
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Photo of jeschaefer
2.24/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jortonsbeer
2.3/5  rDev -44%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not crazy bout it. I'd say it's more IPA flavor. Strong hops.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.97/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of CraigFarrell
3.01/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Test is ok but the smell is just not there.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GatorCoop
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A pretty good ipa would try again.

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Photo of argock
3.27/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Watery feel and watered down aroma and flavor too, even served on tap! Just seems like a dumbed down version of a decent pale ale. A very disappointing offering from such a solid, well-thought of brewery. Buy Drakes 1500 or Stone v2.0 for that matter.

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3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.41/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: tropical, citrus hops, maybe some piney notes. Spiced hop nose. Golden/Amber hue, semi clear, with tan head and delicate lace. Medium/light body. Still a hop forward Pale ale with only 13 IBUs.

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Photo of dertyd
3.46/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out a slightly hazy medium gold color, with 1 finger of white head--------------- the aromas are of orange marmalade, passion fruit, black tea and lesser floral/grass-------------- the flavors are of orange marmalade, black tea and sweet malt, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with a light bitterness on the finish---------------- overall this beer was nice it had some good things going on, but it tasted a little old to me and it was only 1 and a 1/2 months old, I got a lot of black tea flavor that I usually get in older hoppy beers, other than that it was fine ------

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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.394 San Diego Pale Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 559 ratings