.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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4.11/5
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545 Ratings
.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:
#2,432
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
545
pDev:
8.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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36
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126
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Ratings: 545 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of MacStinson
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

clear, light golden colored, white head. citrusy light aroma. taste is mild pale malt and orange and lemon hop flavor. thinner bodied, easy drinking

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Photo of Genx
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monorailred
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rat a tat tatTony Gwynnis up to bat! And just like said legend, this one delivers. And I’m not talkin’ about pokin’ it the other way, I’m sayin’ big boi tony swing for the fences and hit it out of the park! Hella tropical fruit with just a solid, meaty malt backbone.

This one is good!

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Unfortunately this tastes more like an IPA than an APA.

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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

Photo of jenrhart
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 1/19/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a mild haze but still has nice clarity to it; big fluffy white head that falls leaving nice retention and nice lacing. The aromas have citrus along with some subtle floral notes. Sweet orange and grapefruit along with some cream. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. More citrus leading the way. More orange and grapefruit. Hints of fresh grass and pine. Mild hints of bread and crackers. Moderate bitterness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of light-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a really nice "pale ale". Nice hoppy aromas and flavors. It might have some IPA characteristics and less traditional pale ale characteristics, but it's good stuff however you look at it.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 11-11-17 for $2.33. Canned on 10-16-17, cold stored throughout.

Beer poured orange with a very nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is light citrus, very pleasant.

Taste is very well balanced between fresh citrus over a lighter malt body. Finish is a light touch of pith.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a solid pale ale that i would have again!

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours mostly clear and pure golden in color with an off-white, near finger width head. Fair retention results in a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Strong lacing, with broken webbing, lines and some spotting.

Smell - Bright, citrusy aroma with slight tropical character and some toasted malts.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange, tangerine, passionfruit and light grapefruit with a fair amount of lightly toasted bread. Finishes much the same, with faint orange pith lingering in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Wonderfully drinkable: smooth, velvety mouthfeel before a crisp, slightly dry finish.

Overall - Really tasty, stupid drinkable pale. Very cohesive flavor profile. This is what well crafted is all about. Hats off, AleSmith.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a filtered orange-amber color.

Aroma is of grapefruit, pine, and citrus. Really classic west coast aromas.

Taste is solid. Not overly bitter or aggressive; a true pale ale. Balanced with the aroma following the nose. Bitter grapefruit, orange rind, and pine.

Overall, a easily sessionable beer. I see why it’s a popular beer for the sunny SD area. It paired well with a BLT and BBQ beans. It gets a 84.8/100.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dexterk1
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TWStandley
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZachT
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear gold color with a small white head. The aroma is piney hops. The taste is a smooth buttery pine hops flavor.

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.394 San Diego Pale Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 545 ratings