.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:
#4,086
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
575
pDev:
8.03%
 
 
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On tap at Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite tasty and super easy to drink.

Serving type: on tap.

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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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.394 San Diego Pale Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 575 ratings