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Hall Of Fame: .394 Imperial San Diego Pale Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Hall Of Fame: .394 Imperial San Diego Pale AleHall Of Fame: .394 Imperial San Diego Pale Ale
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4.13/5
Exceptional
98 Ratings
Hall Of Fame: .394 Imperial San Diego Pale AleHall Of Fame: .394 Imperial 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): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
AleSmith's Hall of Fame version of the legendary Tony Gwynn .394 San Diego Pale Ale pays tribute to the one and only Mr. Padre and his commitment to excellence. Just like its predecessor, this "Imperial" or "Double" .394 is bursting with even more American hops, lending the beer a diverse palate of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine. Tony envisioned this beer in early 2014 and AleSmith is honored to make another one of his dreams come true.

" Tony Gwynn was incredibly proud to be a member of the San Diego community; he impacted lives all over the world. He was the heart, soul, and flavor of San Diego for so many years and now you can taste his passion with every sip." -Alicia Gwynn



Added by DeanMoriarty on 04-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,417
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
98
pDev:
7.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by Sabtos:
Photo of Sabtos
2.98/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Classic amber with a slight chill haze and a fluffy white blanket.

Smell is rug, cat, pine, grapefruit and some dankness, while taste brings some heat, with grapefruit, orange, pine, rug, and Spree.

Moderate body with some stickiness, and a semi-dry finish.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored and with a solid inch of tightly knit beige head on top. Excellent clarity. Wonderful citrus hop and light malt aroma. The taste is a nice blend of intense citrus hops and a dialed up light malt presence. The mouth is chewy with a light resiny hop presence with a light warmth from the high ABV.

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Photo of RickS95
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NavyGoat
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My 2nd drink here at AleSmith; a step above the San Diego .394!

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Photo of Bambamfugate
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Extremely drinkable. Pours a nice orange with fast fading white head. However, floral and fruit tones throughout the nose and mouth. Nice pale ale characteristics with a bit of a punch. Really pleasant and very well balanced. Would order again. Tasted from the bottle.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tarheels4life23
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrojanRB
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a golden amber orange with a bright white head, no retention, lots of lacing, beer is clear.

A: Tangerines, grapefruit peel, mango, guava, fresh crushed pine needles, slight malt sweetness on the backend.

T: Up front there are slight notes of guava, mango, and tangerines, hit of piney, grapefruit peel bitterness in the middle, finish has more pine and citrus notes lingering in the aftertaste, it has more citrusy and piney notes than tropical, touch of malts that adds a little balance, very nice.

M: Medium bodied with a long citrus and pine like dryness in the finish.

O: Very tasty, I was expecting San Diego Pale Ale .394 on steroids but it's not as big as I expected, still, it does have ton of flavor but it could use some more aroma, overall, very enjoyable.

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Photo of Brkr521
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crowler pour. Off white initial head. Amber leaning toward golden color. Intense sweet smell of mango and pineapple with hints of pine. Initial taste is sweet almost syrupy but doesnt' finish super heavy or with an alcohol finish. After a few sips though can definitely tell this is a hard hitting Ale, much like it's name sake Tony Gwynn.

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Photo of Calikeane
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dachp
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has some slight hints of amber hues and no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense white head that died down, leaving a large, thin patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrus and present in the nose along with some hints of tropical fruit.
T: The taste follows the smell and has light to moderate flavors of citrus—oranges and tangerines stand out in particular—along with some hints of alcohol towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. A faint bit of crispness is noticeable.
O: Before it warms up, this beer is very deceptive because it tastes like a regular APA (instead of an Imperial APA, if there was such a style). Some hints of alcohol become noticeable later on, but only after the beer begins to warm.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Fusebuddy
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gboley
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hall Of Fame: .394 Imperial San Diego Pale Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 98 ratings
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